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Osteria Trefanti Restaurant

#22 of 1,253 Restaurants in Venice}
₱₱ - ₱₱₱Italian, Seafood, Soups
Rio Marin, 888 | Rio Marin, 888, 30135, Venezia, Veneto, 30135 Venice, Italy
+39 041 520 1789
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“turbot” (22 reviews)
“seafood” (51 reviews)
“baby octopus” (12 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Soups, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Rio Marin, 888 | Rio Marin, 888, 30135, Venezia, Veneto, 30135 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday

Went island hopping around Italy and found this little gem in Venezia great food with exspectional service and a surprising atmosphere not one for reviews but promised myself that we would do a write up on our return.

Thank Helen M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We hab dinner with our kids here and it was absolutely great. We were late, but kept our table. Fish, fish, fish at its best. We had mussels, sol and octopus. And take the tiramisu.

Thank Christian S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a wonderful evening at Osteria Trefanti. The service was excellent, as was the food. Octopus amazing. Both our fish entrees were really good. The Tiramisu and chocolate deserts were perfect endings.

1  Thank Nick H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here to celebrate my birthday, the service was amazing and the staff took their time to patiently explain the menu to us. The menu changes depending on what fish they have that day. I chose the tortellini as a starter and asked for...More

2  Thank Fiona G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a small restaurant with seats for about 20 people. It was full the night we ate there, and people who hadn't booked were told the earliest table was at 9 that night. Fortunately we had booked the day before, and I'm very glad...More

2  Thank FreqAussieTraveller
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful meal - great service and advice on wines. Don't miss it and reserve early. Great value too.

1  Thank Buzzfan
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was by far the best meal we had in Venice. Service by the three staff was impeccable - attentive without being intrusive. Ambience was intimate and cosy. Food was fresh and tasty. We are very grateful to Sam for keeping our reservation (calling to...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed September 8, 2017 via mobile

Wonderful meal and great service in this small Osteria. Booked a table by email easily (advised as several couples turned away without bookings). Food superb, wine on advice excellent and not expensive. Thoroughly recommended, would definitely return.

3  Thank BRB1962
Reviewed September 7, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had an absolutely perfect experience at Osteria Trefanti! The service was exceptional and the food phenomenal! We enjoyed the mussels and clams as well as the scallops for our antipasti. We also had the sole and the pasta with seafood and...More

1  Thank Diana C
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

Didn't book but we were accommodated. Service was excellent and very informative, all questions answered! Food was delicious. Would recommend the cakes for dessert. Price point was excellent.

1  Thank Kathrina C
Santa Croce
Santa Croce gained importance as a sestiere (district)
when Piazzale Roma was created in the 1930s to bring
cars and buses close to the center of Venice.
Constitution Bridge spans the Grand Canal linking
Piazzale Roma to the train station. This area buzzes
with energy from travelers and students. Historic
palaces and former industrial buildings house some
departments of Ca' Foscari and IUAV Architecture
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Angela P
September 18, 2016|
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Response from Anne1doc | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry I didn't notice any food listed as gluten free on the menu. I would contact the restaurant to check.
Poofy H
August 13, 2016|
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Response from Geoff R | Reviewed this property |
Not cheap, about €100 for two with wine but good value if you like seafood
July 11, 2016|
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Response from JBCTStamfordCT | Reviewed this property |
Raymound, sorry I did not see this. But I do not know the answer, I cannot remember the full menu
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rio Marin, 888 | Rio Marin, 888, 30135, Venezia, Veneto, 30135 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Santa Croce
  • Neighborhood: Santa Croce
  • Phone Number: +39 041 520 1789
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