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Osteria Alla Staffa

Castello calle Ospedale, 30122 Venice, Italy (Castello)
0415239160
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Ranked #74 of 1,203 restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $17 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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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
Neighborhood: Castello
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87% Recommend
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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

My wife found this place and we dined our last night in Venice here. Even though it was a rather humid day and their A/C was acting up, I really enjoyed the meal here. The staff was friendly and accommodating, the food was delicious, the service was prompt, and the atmosphere was charming. Mixed tourists, locals, couples, families... everyone is... More

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boulder
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

my dad and I found very good reviews for this restaurant so decided to try. Both of us are vegetarians so we ordered two different pasta dishes, both were good, but could for sure be much better considering it's Italy. Owner is extremely committed and genuine, and I would imagine the meat dishes are much better!

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Dallas, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We enjoyed lunch here at the recommendation of our hotel and it was amazing! After paying so much for mediocre food, it was so nice to finally feel that we got what we paid for. The owner was extremely helpful and accommodating. He explained the dishes for us and made recommendations. We went with what was local - seafood and... More

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Found this lovely little place after wandering around a bit looking for somewhere nice and quiet to eat. Had no idea that it was ranked so highly on trip advisor - we literally stumbled upon it after I decided to turn right instead of left. And how happy I was that we did!! We turned up around 2.00 which I'm... More

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This was the setting for our first evening in Venice. Boy what a choice! We were not disappointed! Great food, service and ambience. We were tucked away in the corner but had the best service at all times. It was romantic and definitely set the tone for a very romantic breakaway. Well worth a visit!!!

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Tiny restaurant, 7 tables. Local flair, direct approach to the guests. Don't expect to spend here usual 8 EUR for spritz - here it costs only 3. Plate of Antipasti for 2 was big enough for 4 persons to have a late brunch. Recommend.

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Grimsby
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

if i also say how wonderful it was, I might not be able to get a table next time I visit. We usually visit Venice in February when it's quieter, having often passed the restaurant we popped in on a quiet evening because the menu was a little different. What an amazing place and wonderful food. Saba was a great... More

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Orlando, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We had a table for 4 reserved and it was crowded. The food was extraordinary and the service matched it. The fish and beef were both fresh and prepared to,perfection. Highly recommend a visit and reservations.

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London
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198 reviews 198 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We booked a table in advance and we were glad we did as it is a small place. The welcome on arrival was friendly and we were seated straight away and given menus. Then we were left for quite some time. We realised afterwards that it was probably because our waiter wanted to give us his full attention as when... More

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Roanoke, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This is the best meal I had in Italy this time around. We had a party of 9 which was probably more than this restaurant could handle. It got pretty noisy (probably entirely due to us). There are only six tables in the restaurant and we crowded around 3 of them. The waiter was very friendly and patient with us.... More

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