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Osteria Trefanti

Rio Marin, 888, 30135 Venice, Italy
+39 041 520 1789
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“turbot” (23 reviews)
“seafood” (52 reviews)
“baby octopus” (12 reviews)
Opens in 11 min
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
Rio Marin, 888, 30135 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely lunch on a canal in the Rio Marin quarter with a canal view. The welcome, service, atmosphere and cuisine could not have been better. It was perfect. The fish was fresh and cooked to perfection. Menu just right, without too many dishes and local...More

Thank samanthabudano
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a fabulous little find! Family run, fresh food and fantastic service .Traditional Venetian food with the freshest of ingredients .The owner Sam and his partner Camilla could not have done enough to make us feel welcome .The food was outstanding and they really went...More

Thank Theduchessofw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the food here, and the service was just as good. Lovely people and very welcoming. Food was refined and full of interesting flavours but not overcomplicated. Just the right balance of everything. We sat by the window looking out over the canal, the atmosphere...More

Thank steveotoole123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a fabulous dinner at Osteria Trefanti at the end of October. Food, staff, ambience was tremendous. Thank you to all for making our night a memorable one.

Thank Padame007
Reviewed November 9, 2017

We had the most amazing meal here from start to finish. It's a small restaurant and fills up VERY quickly, we made a reservation thankfully. We tried the fish - delicious, pumpkin ravioli - yum, gnocchi in squid ink - amazing. Mama's cake (chef's mama)...More

Thank Andrea B
Reviewed November 3, 2017 via mobile

I just got back from here 20 mins ago and the food was so excellent, I felt compelled to write a review right away! The staff are very friendly, the restaurant has a great little atmosphere (do book, you’ll need a reservation!) and the food...More

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Reviewed October 31, 2017 via mobile

Wow what an amazing little place, we went here for our anniversary dinner while we were in Venice. You will need to book in advance as it is a small place but that is what is charming about it. We had excellent service and the...More

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Reviewed October 26, 2017

This is a fairly up-market small restaurant with only a handful of tables and fixed times for sittings for dinner. Our octopus antipasto was excellent – one of the best that we have ever eaten. Our main courses were also good – turbot and sole...More

Thank Tamutoscana
Reviewed October 24, 2017 via mobile

This Osteria seats about 20, so do book ahead. It's not cheap (but nothing in Venice is) and the food, though authentic Venetian seafood dishes, is also geared to tourists. I mean, let's face it, locals would eat cichetti in their corner bar rather than...More

1  Thank notkaiho
Reviewed October 21, 2017

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.

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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
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rio Marin, 888, 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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