Serves meat, veg options available. Offers vegetarian food including falafels, hummus, artichoke hearts, eggplant, peppers, chickpeas, cucumber salad. Eggs used in a few of the dishes but no milk. Price: Moderate more-less
Israeli, Kosher, Non-veg
Cannaregio 1122, Venezia (Fondamenta de Cannaregio and Gheto Vechio, next to Guglie vaporetto stop)
Venice, Italy
041-5231495

Open Sun-Thur 12-10pm and Fri lunch only. Open Sun-Thur 12-10:30pm, Fri 12-2 hours before Shabbat, Sat after sundown.

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  • Accepts credit cards
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Reviews

First Review by pradipd
AlessandroPalmesi
AlessandroPalmesi
19

reviews

  • vegan

Must Try This Place

4 Posted on 04 / 01 / 2014

It was wonderful to have lunches and dinners just close to the water. I suggest to sit outside in this place. The staff is very friendly and speaks English very well. They also are prepared on what is vegan in the menu. I kindly suggest the GamGam starter (wide selection of well cooked vegetables, with also felafel and humus) and also the fried artichokes with tahina.
Also the price is very competitive , considering the location .
I strongly suggest to try this place.

Pros: Good Food, Nice Place, Friendly Staff
Cons: N.a.
GiraffeGirl
GiraffeGirl
9

reviews

  • vegan

Good find

4 Posted on 03 / 24 / 2014

Busy little place in the Jewish area so it's also Kosher. Easy to find.
We had the aubergine and chickpea dish and potato latkas which was all delicious. Not too pricey for Venice either.

Pros: Easy to find, Quick service, Very tasty food
SusanBarberRyt
SusanBarberRyt
1

reviews

  • vegetarian

Great place for family

4 Posted on 09 / 29 / 2013

My 2 veg kids and I loved this restaurant! We were tired of bread, pizza, pasta and needed some veggies and protein....friendly staff....great desserts as well...loved it


Flynn
Flynn
4

reviews

  • vegan

Very good food, nice place.

4 Posted on 08 / 16 / 2013

I ate here one evening in February 2013. The atmosphere was nice, very busy but we didn't reserve. The staff were friendly and very vegan-aware. We had a mezze platter, grilled artichoke bottoms and a rich aubergine dish. That was plenty for two people, and came, together with two glasses of wine, to around 25 EUR. Plus, the restaurant is in a great area, well worth a visit if you're new to Venice.

Pros: Great food, Well-priced, Friendly staff
SilkeJahr
SilkeJahr
2

reviews

  • vegan

Great food

4 Posted on 06 / 20 / 2013

The Gam-Gam is a great choice if you want to sit at the side of a canal and taste a great vegan or vegetarian meal. The prices are ok for Venice and the staff is very friendly.

Pros: great food, variety of food

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MuK-UK
MuK-UK
27

reviews

  • vegan

Worth a visit.

4 Posted on 01 / 27 / 2013

The food was pretty good, especially the mixed starter, and the staff went out of their way to be helpful despite the restaurant being full (and they also spoke good English). Not your average dining experience, and certainly worth a try.
Edit: I have since been back a second time, and this review stands.

Pros: Excellent staff, Interesting food, Good value (in Venice!)
Cons: Busy
Ksiu
Ksiu
7

reviews

  • vegan

Nice place to visit in Venice

4 Posted on 12 / 27 / 2012

One of the best places to have deliciuos dinner in the chilly evening. The staff are friendly and speak English. There is variety of dishes on the menu. The food is very tasty. They serve the best falafel we have ever tasted. The prices are not low but still not higher than the average restaurant prices in Venice.

Pros: Very tasty food, Friendly staff, Nice atmosphere
Tigra220
Tigra220
104

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  • vegan

Ok

2 Posted on 08 / 09 / 2012

Ordered a quick falafel & hummus to go. They didn't know what tahini was, but oh well. It got me through the day.


sbszine
sbszine
36

reviews

  • vegan

Something different

3 Posted on 03 / 05 / 2012

After numerous marinaras and other forms of basic Italian food, it was really nice to eat some middle eastern stuff. The Israeli food at Gam-Gam is a mix of Lebanese style dishes (hommous etc) and Jewish deli foods (potato cakes, matzo).

The mixed entree is the star of the menu. I think if this place were located somewhere else in the world it would be less popular, but in Italy it's a bit of a cuisine oasis so it's worth checking out.

Pros: Location, Variety
Cons: Vegan options not marked
CliveJulia
CliveJulia
2

reviews

  • vegan

Lovely food & great staff.

4 Posted on 02 / 21 / 2012

We visited Venice in freezing February, & thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Gam Gam. We only just missed the rush & got the last table (we arrived just after 7 pm), so be early or be disappointed ! We both had the mixed starter
as our main - as others have described, it was an eclectic mix of Jewish & Mediterranean dishes - lovely ! The staff were very helpful, especially considering how busy they were. Definitely worth a visit.

Pros: Location, Staff, Food
Ulv
Ulv
1

reviews

  • vegan

Not so nice... :o/

1 Posted on 11 / 08 / 2011

I have chosen the Gam-Gam for my wedding-meal (!), because I thought it would be special location for a special occasion...and there are not many alternative restaurants for vegan-options. we were only 6 people so we went there direct after wedding without a reservation. at first when we entered the restaurant the other guest gave us the best wishes for our wedding, but after they asked us if we are jewish (what we are not) we were told to leave because it was only for jews allowed (only that single day (a thursday in june - not even friday/shabbat) or always - I don't know).
so, after all I could not taste anything of the meals and had to walk on to search something else.
I can not recommend anyone, who is obviously not jewish, to go there when hungry, because maybe you have to go on and look for some other place...


Cons: maybe only jewish
BB
BB
4

reviews

  • vegan

Fantastic!

4 Posted on 10 / 16 / 2011

We were rather disappointed in restaurants in Venice (in taste & price) and then found Gum Gum.
The service is good, it is by the water and near markets, and the food was excellent. It is not cheap but reasonable for Venice with great selections for Vegetarians/Vegans.
Also I think as Vegetarian/Vegan, Italian food could get boring at some point so this was a nice change.

Pros: taste, something different from Italian Food, location
Cons: not fully veggie
earthdave
earthdave
15

reviews

  • vegan

Amazing

4 Posted on 04 / 29 / 2011

Gam Gam was our favourite restaurant in Venice and tied for best we found in Italy. Not strictly veggie, but they are SO helpful and friendly. We had their selection of (12) appetizers, all veggie, then a roasted eggplant dish. We came back the next night for two different dishes also great. Go early, they get lineups!

Pros: friendly service, lots of options, reasonably priced
kimward8
kimward8
90

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  • vegan

Yay no more Spaghetti al Pomodoro!

4 Posted on 08 / 29 / 2010

This place was great. The staff spoke excellent English and understood what vegan was. I had the Israeli Appetizer (ask for it without the eggs), which was a variety of small appetizers including some deliciously spiced chick peas, falafel, hummus, baba ganoush, cucumber & tomato. For vegan entrees they had couscous and vegetables, or eggplant with tomato sauce and chick peas on top. I had the cous cous, which was ok, but not as good as the appetizers.

Pros: Nice Staff, English spoken
eggplant72
eggplant72
1

reviews

  • vegan

delicious!

4 Posted on 07 / 10 / 2010

we loved gam-gam's. i had never been to an israeli restaurant before, but it was a real treat among all the italian restaurants with few and uninspired veg dishes. the appetizer was really impressive- several small dishes with things such as baba ganoush, hummus, falafel and veggies. (admittedly i didn't like the hummus a whole lot- more bitter and not what i am used to. but all the other were great) . for the main dish, i got the couscous with veggies, which was very good, and there were other things on the menu that sounded good too. my husband is non-veg and he liked his salmon appetizer and chicken stir fry. it was his favorite restaurant in italy as well. it wasn't cheap, but it was reasonably priced for venice.


xeschx
xeschx
7

reviews

  • vegetarian

Simply nice

4 Posted on 04 / 16 / 2010

Like almost in all restaurants in venice a reservation is recommendable. The starter with several small plates (all vegetarian) is really great, even if some meals are served double.
Our main dishes (couscous with steamed vegetables and deep-fried artichoke) weren't as great as the starter but ok.

Pros: nice ambient, friendly service
hokusai77
hokusai77
64

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  • vegan

good kosher vegan food

3 Posted on 11 / 03 / 2009

I go to Venice once a year and I always go to Gam Gam, since it's one of the veg-friendliest places in town. The vegetarian appetizers are yummy (if you are vegan like me, ask for eggless dishes), and so are the typical Venetian dishes such as "melanzane del ghetto" (ghetto aubergines) and "fondi di carciofo" (artichoke hearts). The veggie couscous is also a good option. Reservations are suggested, especially if you want to dine alongside the Cannaregio canal in summer (a very pleasant experience). It's also possible to buy take-away falafels.

Pros: vegan appetizers are yummy, dining alongside the canal in summer, typical Venetian dishes
Cons: no credit cards accepted, no vegan desserts
Westy
Westy
2

reviews

  • vegetarian

Protein at last!

4 Posted on 08 / 14 / 2009

Stumbled on this place by accident. Wish we'd seen the reviews in advance. This really is an oasis in a difficult country if you want to get away from pizza or pasta with tomatoes or mushrooms. The variety and quality were such a relief, and probably the best we've had in Italy. Can't recommend highly enough for relaxed dining with good service and healthy food. A few more veggie options and this would be outstanding.

Pros: Quality food, Varied menu, interesting neighbourhood
piffelina
piffelina
77

reviews

  • vegan

nice place

4 Posted on 07 / 21 / 2009

i had the hummus mushroom plate, which was delicious, but not extremely filling. we found it to be a bit expensive, but probably still the most inexpensive place in venice!

Pros: a bit expensive
shirley1
shirley1
44

reviews

  • vegan

great kosher vegetarian food

4 Posted on 06 / 13 / 2009

We ate lunch at this restaurant and although they serve meat there is NO DAIRY . The veg food was very delicious and the meat dishes are clearly marked.
I would visit this place again .

Pros: very homely, very good food, good value
pradipd
pradipd
78

reviews

  • vegetarian

Best Food in Venice

4 Posted on 05 / 24 / 2009

Venice is a carnivorous city. There are NO vegetarian restaurants. Given this fact, Gam Gam is an oasis. While it is not an exclusive vegetarian restaurant, it is an upscale kosher, middle eastern restaurant, with very refined table service at reasonable prices. More importantly, like most middle eastern restaurants, there is no dearth of vegetarian choices. To top it all, the food was excellent! The Israeli appetizers platter for one at 9.50 Euros is a real delight. It comes with 6 small plates of different appetizers and a basket of bread. The lentil soup and the potato latkes were the best I have had.

Pros: Flavors, Choices
Cons: Not fully vegetarian

 

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