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Osteria ae Spezie

#105 of 1,209 Restaurants in Venice
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Castello
Italian, International, Mediterranean
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3480 Salizada S. Antonin | Sestiere di Castello, 30122 Venice, Italy
0412412196
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious food experience with some good wine

We loved the interior of the little restaurant. Cosy and real neat italian. The man offered to choose a wine for us and came with half a bottle of soave wine which was really excellent. My husband loved his lamchops and we loved the pasta. Good food for a reasonable price.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Rotterdam. Holland
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  • Late Night
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Rotterdam. Holland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We loved the interior of the little restaurant. Cosy and real neat italian. The man offered to choose a wine for us and came with half a bottle of soave wine which was really excellent. My husband loved his lamchops and we loved the pasta. Good food for a reasonable price.

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

My husband and I went for a meal in this lovely restaurant for the last night of our holiday. The service was superb throughout. The waiter (owner I think) couldn't have been more helpful and recommended an excellent shared fish starter. We had a starter, main and a shared dessert and coffees. The waiter suggested a wine (not too expensive)... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

excellent service, tasty food and reasonable price. free aperitivo and limoncello. strongly recommend

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Nailsea, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

As well as being handy for many tourist sites of interest, the maze of little back-streets behind and around the Hotel Bisanzio where we stayed in Venice, offered numerous inviting restaurants. In particular, the Osteria ae Spezie - which we discovered purely by chance - is worth mentioning as excellent. The spaghetti with prawns and artichoke came in a delicious... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We were recommended this restaurant by our hotel (Liassiddi Palace Hotel), and were not disappointed! We ventured across Venice for 1.5 days searching for a reason not to go here (due to it being a hotel recommendation), but could not find a reason. My fiance and I absolutely adored this place!! The restaurant was super cozy, which made for a... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We visited Venice in March 2015 and was our first time. We thought the restaurants were very good and tried a different one each of our 4 nights. This restaurant was so charming, I think it had 7 or 8 tables and the quality and attention to detail in the restaurant was superb. The two men who were serving and... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The waiter made exellent recomendations and the food was very good. The small size mad it feel very quaint.

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Amsterdam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The majority of restaurants in Venice is designed for tourists ... The so called 'tourist traps'. Osteria ae Spezie has a different and in my opinion more Italian approach. The food is nice, basic and of good taste. We ordered 4 different courses and asked for a suitable wine for every course. The restaurant is small, so a reservation is... More 

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Not only the most amazing pasta dish of shrimp & truffles but the service from Emanual was excellent. A definite must for an authentic Venitian taste of food & wine

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Luhanka, Finland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We ate here twice, as it is open all the day long and close to our hotel. The staff is extremely friendly and the food is delicious. We recommend Risotto al Nero di Seppia, a local specialty that was very tasty.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3480 Salizada S. Antonin | Sestiere di Castello, 30122 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Castello
  • Neighborhood: Castello
  • Phone Number: 0412412196

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, International, Mediterranean

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Staying in Castello

Neighborhood Profile
Castello
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 strong artsy current to the Arsenale area. Via Garibaldi in Castello, with its shops and bars, has one of Venice's rare straight and wide boulevards. When a large ship turns around the Lido to enter the Giudecca Canal, the startling sight creates an illusion that it will run aground right on Via Garibaldi! Families treasure Giardini near the island's tip, green with rare trees and grass, and Riva degli Schiavoni is a popular spot for Venetians to take a stroll to watch the sunset.