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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 today via mobile

The restaurant is in a very small ally, find it with Google Maps. It is small, intimate and the personnel is very friendly and receptive to your wishes. The dishes are small, of good quality and the wines are very agreeable. One of the many...More

Thank eddebruin
Reviewed 5 days ago

Really imaginative menu with several different and very tasty dishes, we enjoyed an excellent evening which began outside and ended with us running for cover as it poured with rain as we headed indoors for dessert. a little pricy but definitely worth a visit

Thank Frank P
Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I went here for a romantic dinner, recommended by the staff at Hotel Palazzo Vitturi. The seafood was fresh and well prepared - mussels for entree and mixed seafood platter with local fish for main. We had chocolate tart for dessert, which...More

Thank AbPc25
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were recently in Italy for our honeymoon, and Osteria alle Testiere was one of our absolute favorite meals of the entire vacation. The food was absolutely delicious and the service was impeccable. The menu is based entirely on what seafood was...More

Thank Christopher R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Over-rated and disappointing. Everything (food,service,atmosphere) about the restaurant was average--except the price. Attitude could have been less foodie snooty/more friendly. Arrivederci!

Thank flushing1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

3 scallops for 24,00E!! Not even very tasty. I am a foodie whose has eaten at thousands of restaurants and I am a gourmet cook. Nothing served with any dishes, just the seafood served. Extremely small portions for outrageous prices. If it had flavor that...More

2  Thank trr2375
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After visiting San Marco, I told my travel companion from Atlanta, Ga. that on our last day in Venice, we MUST eat lunch at the Osteria alle Testiere. Market fresh seafood, I had read, was always on the menu, so we spent over an hour...More

Thank chicksberry
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked several weeks in advance which is vital considering the restaurant in small. Communication was good in the lead up and the welcome we received upon arrival was first rate. The place is small but quaint and authentic. The service received was so friendly...More

Thank MARKandNIKKI451
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is certainly one of the best restaurants in Venice in terms of quality and authenticity of cuisine, as well as service. Low on the hype and uptight ambiance but high on wonderfully prepared very fresh seafood in a true Venetian setting. Very few tables...More

Thank GlassOfVenice
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

We found it quite hard to find a table and need to reserve way in advance but it's worth the work. Every thing we ordered was excellent, service was attentive. Tables are too close together so we felt there's a lack of privacy at some...More

1  Thank bunny_wei
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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George B
20 June 2018|
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Response from Kauaimary | Reviewed this property |
Only tables inside. Must book well in advance.
Sue D
10 June 2018|
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Response from Kiriakos P | Reviewed this property |
Yes of course they speak English.
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deirdre c
10 June 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
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Restaurant Details

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