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Osteria Alla Staffa

#31 of 1,199 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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New York City, New York
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our waiter was having a good time; unfortunately, I was not. He brought me the wrong meal and I could never capture his attention to come back to the table and correct it. Not once did he look at our cramped little table to see how things were going. I had to get up and look for him to order... More 

Thank Risonn
York, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a small restaurant off the beaten path, but well worth the trouble to find it. The staff were extremely friendly and humorous and the service top notch. Unlike many restaurants in Venice the food was excellent and the wine selection extensive. We were recommended this restaurant by a work colleague of one of the party who comes here... More 

Thank AlanKit
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited with family of four. All of the food was fresh, perfectly cooked and well presented. The service was friendly and efficient. Wine very nice and not too expensive. Price of the meal €188 plus tip for 3 courses plus wine. Would recommend.

Thank Jason S
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Short version. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME. Check Osteria ai da archi instead, just around the block from this aweful restaurant. Long story: I read some reviews and they all said to make a reservation in order to get a spot. I called at 7pm for a reservation at 8pm. They didnt have a table at that time but they... More 

Thank Jorge B
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was outstanding! Our hosts were great, made us feel very welcomed. Every recommendation he made was outstanding. The experience was one we will definitely remember. I would highly recommend!

Thank Sahar R
Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our meal at Osteria Alla Staffa might have been the best one during our vacation in Italy. You should make reservations for dinner since the restaurant is small and cozy and only has 7 tables. The black ravioli stuffed with ricotta and sea bass in a saffron sauce is to die for. I recommend this if it is still on... More 

1 Thank Allan S
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30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Only a few tables, incredible gracious staff, the dinner was outstanding. We had cocoa pasta with duck, lasagna, asparagus ravioli, and spaghetti. All the meals were very tasty and fresh. The table wine was from their own vineyards. It was very, very good. Reservations are highly recommended as there are only a few tables. This was one of the best... More 

Thank Debbieillinois
Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I concur with the great reviews for Alla Staffa. The spaghetti and vongole was the best I had to date in Italy and the staff and service was fantastic. I was very lucky to be there just as they opened do I could grab a table for 4 as a walk in. I recommend you make reservations as its usually... More 

Thank spidey70
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tried to visit this place on a Saturday night but sadly it was fully booked. Thankfully they had a table for the following night and we were glad to get the chance to try this place out. Friendly service, great food and drink and reasonable prices. Would definitely recommend a visit but book in advance if you don't want to... More 

Thank Ebernard93
Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
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144 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To find Osteria Alla Staffa, you have to get away from the crowds and wander over several canals, cross several not-well-known bridges and down a few narrow streets, but this is a restaurant worth seeking out. (GPS works great in Venice.) The restaurant prides itself on very fresh, local seafood, meats and pastas. Local wines as well. It's the kind... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $38
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
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.