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Alle Testiere

Calle del Mondo Novo, 5801, 30122 Venice, Italy (Castello)
041 522 7220
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Ranked #16 of 1,179 restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Castello
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Ankara, Turkey
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85 reviews 85 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

The worst part of this restarurant is you have to make your reservation weeks (sometimes months) before but definitely worth to wait. If you like seafood and are visiting Venice, this small cosy taverna must be one of the top 3 to dine. The staff is also amazing like the food. Strongly recommended.

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Weybridge, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Very limited menu, which is a good thing usually as shows freshness. What it meant for us is very limited choice. Only does fish. I lovely fish, but my family were ready for a juicy steak. It is very pretentious. Wine was sent back - yuck! My daughters ice cream hadn't set and resemble a chocolate yoghurt /soup. When we... More

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43 reviews 43 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

I have been eating here for over ten years and never had a bad meal. Excellent welcome, superb menu excellent wine list and well chosen wine by the glass matched to the food. The only down side is that it is now very popular and often booked up,, but they do get last minute cancellations so its worth calling in... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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61 reviews 61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This was my first visit to Venice and I've been waiting for an opportunity to visit and dine at Alle Testiere. The reservations were made two months in advance and worth the wait. The staff was amazing. The wine recommendations were regional and perfect with the courses that we order. The fresh seafood did not disappoint. I would return to... More

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80 reviews 80 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

A beautiful little taverna with a small number if tables. The staff is extremely friendly and outgoing! We had a terrific menu with some bay shrimp salad(divine) followed by braised turbot. The Tiramisu is possibly the best I ever had.

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Cheltenham
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I don't eat fish as a rule which is not a good start when visiting this fish-only restaurant. Stupidly, I had imagined that they would have a token vegetable dish for non-fish eaters but on the nights [yes, we went there twice] they didn't. Like everywhere in Venice, AlleTestiere is hard to find. The sense of relief when we arrived... More

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New York City, New York
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Made reservations a month in advance for this place with the small number of tables they only have two seating a seatings: 7 & 9 PM. The last time I was here two years ago, I raved to everyone that this was the best Branzino I ever had, mainly for its freshness and simplicity in preparation. I even made a... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

The food was delicious: giant shrimp to start, spaghetti vongole as primi and then for secondi grilled calamari and grilled prawns - thank goodness for the bread as the portions were far too civilised. Prosecco was only €18 and light and palatable. The total was €130 and considering neither of us was full up I have to consider it over... More

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Zurich
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75 reviews 75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I found this restaurant in an old New York Times article and made a reservation weeks before going to Venice We were not disappointed, although the appetizer was not as good as the meal. It was soft shell crab time in Venice (many restaurants were offering it). We started with this and, well, it's better in Maryland. But, the entrees... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Research (including here) would seem to indicate that this is a must-do. Don't. (You will anyway, of course -- and then you'll remember this.) Very nice and helpful staff and a pleasant atmosphere that are both so woefully underpaired with food that is so very average as to make you regret not just the price, but also the squandered opportunity... More

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