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Osteria Alla Staffa

#30 of 1,206 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Sestiere Castello 6398, 30122 Venice, Italy
+39 041 523 9160
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Burgenland, Austria
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Found this Osteria by occasion and decided to have a small lunch. Very friendly waiters. The restaurant is small with an open kitchen. Sadly it was a little bit cold in the restaurant (we stayed in Venice end of November) and the food was not the way we like it. I ordered ravioli with asparagus and they were served with... More 

Thank Holiday_divers
Singapore, Singapore
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Warm and friendly staff, tasty and fresh seafood! I would highly recommend anyone to visit this restaurant if you are in Venice. They are popular so make reservation in advance.

Thank Jiafia
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Came across this little restaurant on our first night in Venice and what luck we got a table. Lovely food - the spaghetti al nero di seppia I had was divine and the squid so tender. Service was very friendly and helpful too. We wanted to go back again later on in the holiday but did not think to book... More 

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South West England, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for dinner based on TA ratings - hard to find decent places sometimes in this area. Easy to find - had some mixed starters then pizza - oh and the 1st course pasta that was great. Steak was OK - not too exciting but fine. Wine is great - 7E per half litre house is good. Had a good... More 

Thank HA_DAN
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best food I had in Venice. The sneaks are great as well. The Nero is relative cheap and really nice. Very busy restaurant. Recommend you book a table in advance.

Thank Tingyu X
Gothenburg, Sweden
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187 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've read a lot of nice things about this place and, since where quite close by at lunch time, took the opportunity to try it, something we didn't regret. We hadn't booked a table but I would dtrongly advice you to do so if you can because it's a very small place, they only have approximatly 25 places. The food... More 

Thank Nilla T
Rome, Italy
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were here while in vacation with my parents. The food was delicious and we had great service. We liked the baccala' and the ravioli. My parents liked the mixed fried fish and the grilled fish. We will certainly come back. I also had grilled vegetables. The place is small, and we recommend to make a reservation.

Thank Eleonora_673
Stockholm, Sweden
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Small, cozy, friendly. Fantastic food. One of the best pastas (scallops and chanterelles) we've ever had. Raw seafood starter was delicious, and tiramisu perfect. Quite reasonably priced, excellent value. Host was fun and friendly. Highly recommended.

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Toronto, Canada
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Laid back pub that has great prices for its spritzes. We ordered the fresh mozzarella, thinly sliced prosciutto place, which was delicious. Our mistake was not to ask the price ahead of time...which meant we were served up a €15 bill for the appetiser. That's pretty bold especially for Italian standards. Then again the spritz was 3,00 which may even... More 

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Lake Macquarie, Australia
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338 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived on a Saturday evening following a recommendation from other travellers. Only one table available if we left by 9.0 pm. No problem. Ordered ravioli for my starter and scampi for our mains . Through a misunderstanding my wife's scampi arrived with my ravioli and I eventually had to ask if my scampi was coming. Many apologies later it arrived.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $37
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sestiere Castello 6398, 30122 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Castello
  • Neighborhood: Castello
  • Phone Number: +39 041 523 9160

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Staying in Castello

Neighborhood Profile
Castello is the largest of the six sestieri (districts), and the only one not facing onto the Grand Canal. More than half of Castello is situated within Arsenale, the naval base, which occupies over one-fifth the area of Venice. This gentrified maritime neighborhood feels busy but casual. Castello’s side streets are laid back, with small boats lining canals criss-crossed by laundry. Semiannual exhibitions add a strong artsy current to the Arsenale area. Via Garibaldi in Castello, with its shops and bars, has one of Venice's rare straight and wide boulevards. When a large ship turns around the Lido to enter the Giudecca Canal, the startling sight creates an illusion that it will run aground right on Via Garibaldi! Families treasure Giardini near the island's tip, green with rare trees and grass, and Riva degli Schiavoni is a popular spot for Venetians to take a stroll to watch the sunset.
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