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Osteria Alla Staffa

Castello calle Ospedale, 30122 Venice, Italy (Castello)
0415239160
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Ranked #61 of 1,192 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $17 - $50
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: Castello
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Pleasanton, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

On the advice of previous diners we booked this small restaurant several days ahead of time. Dining here was one of the highlights of our Venice vacation. The manager/owner was so friendly and made us feel at home right away. The black ravioli made with squid ink and the lasagna made from a family recipe were both hits. The wine... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The grilled squid on a wilted salad dressed with some kind of wine and balsamic sauce was excellent! Squid was so tender and the sauce was so good I kept spooning it from my husband's plate on to my clam linguine. Small, so get a res or stand at the door just before opening and pray your score a table.

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Wells, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This Osteria was near to our apartment, and on recommendations on Tripadvisor we booked for supper. Our meal was really terrific and not expensive. The menu is only in Italian but the waitor was a delight and explained each dish carefully, accurately and with a manner that was really warm and friendly. The dishes were all delicious (4 of us... More

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

A small restaurant so usually necessary to book to avoid disappointment especially at the week-end. They close on Tuesdays. We found the food and service excellent and reasonably priced for Venice. Although the menu is in Italian the staff are very helpful with explanations. No pizza but good range of fish dishes, plenty of pasta etc. We would certainly recommend... More

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Valencia, España
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Booking its a must. Only six tables. EXPECTACULAR food. We asked for sea bass (exquisite) and I chose some tagliatele with pumpkin sauce that was AMAZING. 100% recommended. In fact, we'll try to get an annual appointment with you guys. Well done! 60€ well expended.

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PLEASANT HILL
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

First of all: Make a reservation. This restaurant is very small, yet you will have to patient to be waited on. Don't despair. It will be worth it. As the menu is only in Italian, you will be asked if you understand it. Explain your food needs/desires and you will be given a full description of those dishes. And when... More

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This tiny restaurant is run by the owner and his brother and they clearly love food and meeting people more than making lots of money! The menu is entirely in Italian, but the owner loves to explain what the dishes are and how cooked. On two visits, we enjoyed the rabbit, sea bream with vegetables, lasagne, carpaccio and a chocolate... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We walked in hoping to grab a table for 4 last minute and got lucky! A reservation had just cancelled and we got one of the 7 tables in the restaurant. We let the waiter order for us... AMAZING food. Seafood appetizer, best prosecco ever and two types of pasta dishes shared among the 4 of us - saffron ravioli... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Off the beaten track, tucked away in Venice. The food was absolutely delicious and far better than any other we had during our stay in Venice. Also it's great value for money!

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Memorable dinner of pasta and slow-food beef with plenty of explanations from passionate waiter. Yes, tourists were also there but not a tourist menu at all. Not very expensive for such a tasty and timeless Venitian experience!

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