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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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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Calle del Mondo Novo, 5801, 30122 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday

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 3 days ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

i am italian and do not recall paying a pasta with vongole 24 euros . we had a lovely dinner, discovered a great wine , waiter was lovely as well as the owner, but prices are as if Venice was not in Italy but on...More

1  Thank nicolas s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We try to eat here every time we visit Venice. The seafood is great. On this trip, I saw on the sign outside that they had (fresh) grilled calamari, but it wasn't on the menu. The owner said they didn't have enough to put on...More

Thank Lexma90
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What differentiates this trattoria from many others in Venice is the attention to detail in service and cuisine. Fish is served simply so one is able to fully appreciate the delicacy of flavors and freshness that can get lost in complex preparations. Service was helpful...More

Thank Peter V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a fantastic place for fresh seafood....special occasion night , very attentive service and owner and chef, staff friendly...definitely recommend this place

Thank Tim N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very small restaurant and a must to book in advance. They provided great seafood and the service was excellent. Do try the orange wine also and it was really good.

Thank BatesLau
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went on cruise on Mediteran for my honneymoon and last stop was Venice. We booked dinner in this restaurant and it was perfect.

Thank Tim R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here first time in May. Booked again for this trip. You must book well in advance as they only have 22 seats. Absolutely the freshest seafood dishes, wonderful selection of wine and desserts Luca is the best!

Thank Nkatko
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had one of the best meals of our lives when we visited a year ago. The restaurant is tiny and the food prepared with love. ...but you need to make your reservation before that of your hotel or your flights as there is little...More

Thank Ian D
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

Rating summary
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Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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
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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