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Alle Testiere

Calle del Mondo Novo, 5801, 30122 Venice, Italy (Castello)
041 522 7220
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Ranked #36 of 1,191 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Neighborhood: Castello
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We ate at Alle Testiere twice during this past trip to Venice, and enjoyed it both times as much as we've enjoyed it any number of times during the last twenty years. Luca is a great host; the food is excellent; and once again we were able to try the great barolo chinato with dessert, which we sampled in the... More

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Orlando, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Alle Testiere offers two seatings for dinner. Since our arrival was after six, the second seating was perfect for us. And it was an excellent choice. We were lucky enough to come across this gem after a review in Food and Wine and were afforded an opportunity to dine on some of the specialties of the island. Cuttlefish in black... More

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Louisville KY
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We were fortunate enough to reserve a late table last month. I knew it was going to be a good dinner when the early diners left the restaurant telling us how much we were going to love the razor clams. The owner rules the dining room, and told us he buys the best seafood at the market each morning, and... More

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Cheshire, UK
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Asked the waiter what he recommended (pretty usual in italy) to which he replied by reading out the whole menu, which I already had. A salad was served undressed and they had to be asked for oil/vinegar. Pasta with vongole (admittedly advertised as small on the menu). Without dissection forceps, and even the gynaecologist ('she can take your womb out... More

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Bretagne
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188 reviews 188 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

My favorite restaurant in Venice. Small trattoria ( about 20 guests) with a wonderful menu, all fresh ingredients. Very good wine list and fantastic service by Luca the owner. Reservations a must. Also great cook book!

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MIAMI
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61 reviews 61 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This is a small restaurant; 10-12 tables; with 2 seatings at dinner. We made reservations more than a month prior to our trip based on a friend's dining experience there; and we were not sorry. People were lined up outside the restaurant offering to BUY our reservation! The portions were large; we shared an appetizer of razor clams; so delicious;... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

My husband and I love seafood so this had to be the place to go in Venice. Be warned, you really need to book in advance, so I actually reserved a table for the second 'sitting' at 9 pm, four weeks before our holiday. A sublime meal which we will remember for a long time. My main dish of red... More

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Connecticut
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88 reviews 88 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We could only get in this small place for lunch but the meal of course is the same as dinner. They serve on,y seafood and what is found fresh that day. The menus are dated. My pumpkin soup with calamari and my husbands carpaccio of cod were excellent. Main courses were cuttlefish in black ink (had to have it once)... More

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Seattle, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We had a kind of magical experience with this restaurant many years ago when we stumbled in on a rainy night and they had had a table and the food was divine, so I was a little nervous about going back. I needn't have been. The food was fabulous, the service impeccable and warm. Reservations are essential and you are... More

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Athens, Greece
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

A bit hard to find, but truly worth the effort. Book in advance, otherwise you will not have a chance to taste the superb cuisine in this tiny osteria. Everything is extremely fresh, so the menu changes accordingly.

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Address: Calle del Mondo Novo, 5801, 30122 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: 041 522 7220
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Castello

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