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Alle Testiere

Calle del Mondo Novo, 5801, 30122 Venice, Italy (Castello)
041 522 7220
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Ranked #39 of 1,215 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Castello
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Hernando, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Forget the ambiance and the panache, if you are looking for a truly outstanding Venetian dining experience, this is the place. Just simple fresh foods from the market daily prepared superbly, a true foodies delight. Reservations only, expensive but really worth it, and hard to find down a narrow alley, but seek it out, you won't be disappointed.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Very small, intimate, creative, fresh, a pure delight. It's near Santa Maria Formosa and not that hard to find if you stay relaxed and wander. An expensive meal, but pure Venetian. Dine like a well heeled local. The owner is warm and exacting. What a fantastic place.

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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Freshest fish I've ever tasted. Preparation was impeccable. Delightful intimate atmosphere, no more than 22 seats! Service attentive and helpful. Expensive but you're paying for quality. Very difficult reservation to get. Worth trying.

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116 reviews 116 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Highly recommended. We got this suggestion from the Polpo cookbook, and were not disappointed. The restaurant itself is beautiful, the service is friendly, helpful, professional. The menu is based entirely on the fish they picked up at the market that morning. We had scallops to start and they were fabulous. My girlfriend ate aubergine tortellini with spider crab for main... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Our hotel kindly arrange a booking here for our last night and it was amazing. A previous writer complained that the restaurant were not ready for them at the allotted moment in time - this was the same for us and for one simple reason; they do not want to rush their customers and the restaurant seats around 24 at... More

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Great Neck, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Though you may need your GPS to find this gem, it is well worth the effort. It's a short walk but you need directions. Wonderful food and service and an owner who wants to be sure you experience it all. Don't miss it.

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jasonig
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

An amazing meal in Venice. Do not miss this restaurant. Incredible wine, seafood, pasta. Innovative yet accessible menu. Excellent and welcoming service. Book in advance!

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Having gone to Venice on a foodie trip this was our best meal. The restaurant is small and very Venetian. The staff were friendly and extremely professional. We were treated extremely well and they were happy to discuss in detail anything I wanted to cover on the menu. The same can be said of the wine. A very good list... More

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London, UK
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Alle Testiere is our favourite restaurant in Italy. We have been going there every year for several years now. It is absolutely charming. Bruno the chef is a master of method and flavour while Luca is brilliant at wines and has a magnificent collection of Italian wines…. We always go with his suggestions. This will suit epicurean foodies who enjoy... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

There have been lots of reviews of what many consider the best restaurant in Venice. This review is to add another confirmation to that view. Every time we have been lucky enough to visit Venice, we have made reservations to have dinner here. The daily menu is based on what's available through the fish markets or local produce. The wine... More

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