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Osteria alle Testiere

Calle del Mondo Novo, 5801, 30122 Venice, Italy
+39 041 522 7220
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (159 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Calle del Mondo Novo, 5801, 30122 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Osteria alle Testiere is a simple osteria with wooden tables and chairs and an informal atmosphere for which one needs to book weeks in advance. We had pasta alla vongole, calamari, ravioli and scallops. The calamari was excellent, so fresh and tender as I had...More

Thank Amit_and_Alex
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed the food we ordered here and the wine was fantastic but the whole meal was overpriced. It would have been okay if our neighbouring table was a bit further away from us so you can have a private conversation. From what I have...More

Thank Barnetian
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ambiance and service at this restaurant is simply amazing. I would rate this meal as one of the best I have ever had! The seafood was incredibly fresh and the preparation and presentation were absolutely perfect. The pistachio cake was to die for! Reservations...More

Thank lynmbritt
Reviewed December 1, 2017

Excellent seafood restaurant in the heart of Venice! Place was a little difficult to find, and we were lucky we got a reservation due to a cancellation on our last day in Venice -- otherwise, the restaurant was completely booked for the entire following week....More

Thank ariellechiu
Reviewed November 22, 2017

Location: Not easy to find, we walked almost 45 mins on surrounding streets, no clear sign to find it as it is hidden internal street with very small sign when you get near. Service: slow Food: Delicious. We had ordered seafood platter, shrimps, fish and...More

Thank AngieChristian
Reviewed November 19, 2017 via mobile

We arrived for the 2 nd sitting, some dishes sold out. Good simple and good but not as cult as other reviewers suggest. Even though we had spent 300€ for 3 , that wasn't considered enough to be offered the complimentary liqueur, very insulted!!!!

Thank Colin H
Reviewed November 19, 2017 via mobile

Very nice and cozy restaurant. The food is amazing, mad with fresh ingredients, and has a combination of traditional and contemporary dishes. The staff are very friendly. Value for money

Thank Or L
Reviewed November 18, 2017

This was an exceptional meal in Venice. The food was amazing, the staff were very attentive and had excellent recommendations. I am still thinking about the burrata and shrimp dish! The pistachio cake was amazing! This was the most expensive meal on our trip, but...More

Thank vetdr23
Reviewed November 17, 2017

We had a very one of our most memorable meals in Venice at Osteria all Testiere. The seafood and fish is of an excellent quality, portions are generous and the service was great. Do yourself a favour and visit this restaurant. It came highly recommended...More

Thank Padame007
Reviewed November 15, 2017

We came here after we'd been turned away from another restaurant and we couldn't have been happier. The food was amazing, the wine was great and the staff were just so friendly and accommodating.

Thank Andrew H
Castello is the largest of the six sestieri
(districts), and the only one not facing onto the
Grand Canal. More than half of Castello is situated
within Arsenale, the naval base, which occupies over
one-fifth the area of Venice. This gentrified maritime
neighborhood feels busy but casual. Castello’s side
streets are laid back, with small boats lining canals
criss-crossed by laundry. Semiannual exhibitions add a
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deirdre c
June 10, 2017|
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Response from Sheryl R | Reviewed this property |
We visited the square that morning and walked to the restaurant from there. Easy walk. It is a higher end meal, I'm sorry I can't recall exactly. Check their website for cost and current menu. It is a favorite of Meryl... More
March 21, 2017|
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Response from Fatbobslim | Reviewed this property |
Call restaurant but that time won't work. They do two sittings. 6pm and 9.30pm. Suggest the 9.30 so you won't be rushed. Bob
January 11, 2017|
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Response from Jim W | Reviewed this property |
Agree with other posts here, there was enough non-shellfish on the menu to still enjoy. We had some beautiful pasta and fish dishes. Great local wine list as well...this was our best meal in Venice, would go if you can
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle del Mondo Novo, 5801, 30122 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Castello
  • Neighborhood: Castello
  • Phone Number: +39 041 522 7220
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