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Osteria alle Testiere

Calle del Mondo Novo, 5801, 30122 Venice, Italy (Castello)
041 522 7220
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Ranked #40 of 1,198 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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Bloomington, Indiana, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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england
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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London
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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53 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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Hong Kong
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Food- had the razor clams for hors d'o: spectacular. Ravioli with pumpkin also very high standard. However, main course-- their special for the day: mixed seafood grill was not good, but nothing really special. A selection of fish and shrimps grilled with very light, deft touch, but can't say it's anything memorable. Ambience- some readers have commented that this is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Lovely establishment, the waiters were very helpful and friendly which made for a pleasant atmosphere. We had gnocchetti with squid and a crab dish to start then a main of grilled seafood to share with seasonal veg. Then pana cotta for desert, everything was cooked perfectly. The only small criticism is the table next to ours was so close we... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

In the 5 weeks paris/venice Rome our lunch here was the highlight. Still think about it. Daughter took away a signed Cookbook. From start to finish faul tless.

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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
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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