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Osteria alle Testiere

Calle del Mondo Novo, 5801, 30122 Venice, Italy (Castello)
041 522 7220
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Ranked #37 of 1,203 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Neighborhood: Castello
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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Los Angeles, California
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123 reviews 123 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
236 helpful votes 236 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Beyond fantastic food. The scallops in orange werer divine, the pumpkin ravioli with swordfish sauce was exquisite, and the chocolate dessert melt-in-your-mouth delicious. Best part was the Milla chamomile grappa for after dinner. It was so smooth and luscious I couldn't believe it. Book ahead, it was a tiny place with few tables and was packed.

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Hampton Wick
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We ate here on our first night in Venice and it was a lovely "first date" with a beautiful city. Difficult to find, yes, as newbies we got quite lost in the dark alleyways and had to (almost) highjack a friendly local to help us back on track. Once in out of the cold January night, we got a warm... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We went to there for dinner on the last night before heading to Florence, of course, with reservation is a must during early Sept season. Both food and service are excellent. We ordered seafood platter, razor clams, fresh clam pasta, fish and gnocchetti, the staff recommended a very good wine. The owner and staff members are very polite, friendly and... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We'd made reservations here based on guidebook references, and this place did not disappoint. It was absolutely insane trying to find (no map we had clearly showed it's location and the we couldn't find the road it was on), but once we did, it was heavenly. I'd ordered a fresh seafood sampler (a bit of everything) and everything was made... More 

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Modiin, Israel
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We visited this restaurant twice during our recent stay in Venice. We were so satisfied by our first meal there that we immediately booked a table for the following evening. The staff are knowledgeable and friendly, the wine very good and the food excellent. On the first evening I had razor clams followed by calamari in black ink sauce, while... More 

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16 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Perhaps I had a off day in my ordering but the vongele was ordinary at best and the spiny lobster special was bland. Service was friendly and the wine list was interesting.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

The staff are extremely welcoming and the restaurant is quaint. However, whilst the food is good, i wouldn't say the pasta was worth the 33 euro price. A carafe of house wine was 20 euro and the total bill for two was 100 euros, which for Venice maybe average, but in my opinion doesn't compare with the quality you receive... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We had the 9.30 booking, however earlier setting had run over 10 mins, as the place is so small we were left out in the rain for 20 mins! Food good but not cheap. Waiters knowledgable, enjoyable evening. Restaurant small so tables very close together.

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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Family of three had a delightful meal. Our six years old received an "off menu" kids dish. The setting is intimate and classy without feeling "posh" or stilted. The menu is seafood dominated but with plenty of variety. The taste was exceptional. The service likewise. In summary, a wonderful choice for a special meal.

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Monaco-Ville, Monaco
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56 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Almost impossible to find but worth the hunt. Luca is all over and his suggestions are great.Marinated soft shell crabs Scampi crudo Sword fish with baby artichoke Turbot with 5 spices With a great Chardonnay. Leave room for dessert and one of Luca's grappas

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Additional Information about Osteria alle Testiere

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
Open Hours:
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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