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Osteria Alla Staffa

Sestiere Castello, 6398, 30122 Venice, Italy (Castello)
+39 041 523 9160
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Ranked #73 of 1,201 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $39
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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Wilsele, Belgium
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26 reviews 26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Welcome was personally done by owner. You did feel the "welcome" in everything. Leave the advice for the menu in the hands of the waiter/owner and you will be satisfied. Fish, dessert, ... Name it. Next time in Venice, we will go there for sure again.

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Boston, Massachusetts
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

A nice family-run restaurant off the beaten path in Venice. The gnocchi is a house special and their huge plate of liver will test your courage in every way possible. Decent prices and decent food. We made a reservation but they didn't have it when we showed up. Very Italian! Well worth exploring.

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Neuchatel, Switzerland
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72 reviews 72 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We had an excellent lunch - great pasta, good wine. Service was friendly, happy to help with translations, and when a dish I hadn't ordered arrived (and I started eating it without realizing!) my plate was brought along right after and at no charge. Wasn't expecting that in Venice!

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We loved the food, the house wine massive deal and the hosts are a lovely couple who hummed a few songs when the osteria was closing. Highly recommended.

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Athens, Greece
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We got a couple of starters and two mains and only particularly liked one main. The rest was satisfactory, just nothing special and a bit overpriced. Also, the place looks clean, but there were a lot of small flies around which was a bit annoying. The staff was very kind and helpful though.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Off the beaten track but no more then a 10min walk from St. Marks Sq. Venue is small, but great menu with fresh food, outstanding service and no hidden cover charges/Tax etc. a must visit for an authentic Osteria in Venice!

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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

First, you need a reservation ! We didn't had one but the owner was kind enough to rearrange the tables for fitting all 6 of us in ! The food was 5*. When I say 5* I mean it. We ate in many cities of Italy but this was clearly the best. Try shrimp lasagna ... and you'll be amazed.... More 

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

A restaurant that is run by someone who enjoys preparing splendid food for eager patrons. The pasta was freshly prepared and al dente, the sauces were flavoursome and the wine very acceptable. You DO have to book. It is small, which in itself adds too it's excellent ambience but phone them and then spend a day in anticipation of a... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We had diner with my wife, It's a nice restaurant, service was very good and food is delicious, definitely recommended.

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

We stopped here on a whim and were very very happy with our choice. It is very small and menu is only in Italian but the staff is super friendly and speak great English. Food is delicious and fresh - my husband had the fresh tuna and I had the squid in balsamic sauce. Both were amazing! The vegetable plate... More 

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Additional Information about Osteria Alla Staffa

Address: Sestiere Castello, 6398, 30122 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 041 523 9160
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Castello
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 9 - 39
Cuisine: Italian

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