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Alle Testiere

Calle del Mondo Novo, 5801, 30122 Venice, Italy (Castello)
041 522 7220
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Ranked #32 of 1,216 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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Connecticut
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88 reviews 88 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Workington, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This was our second visit to Alle Testiere. The restaurant is small with 2 sittings and the staff are very attentive. The menu is purely fish based and is all freshly bought that day. We had 3 courses each and a bottle of wine and thoroughly enjoyed a resonably priced meal of around Euros120. The fact we were at the... More

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Hernando, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

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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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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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Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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
14 helpful votes 14 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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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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