We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Osteria ae Spezie

#59 of 1,206 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
3480 Salizada S. Antonin | Sestiere di Castello, 30122 Venice, Italy
+39 041 241 2196
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Fri - Wed 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

495 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 242: English reviews
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I ate at this restaurant twice. My hotel had recommended it --they said the food was great and the service friendly; they would take great care of me there. This was true the first night I ate there. The server was a young man who switched between several languages easily, took great pride in the food he served, and wanted... More 

Thank Cigdem U
Level Contributor
15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We've checked the TripAdvisor recommendations in the area of our hotel and have found this nice restaurant.It was a romantic dinner, the waiter was helpful, attentive and friendly. We ordered a typical antipasti plate, Spaghetti Vongole,Canneloni and desserts. We skipped the secondi dishes. We paid 50 € per person which is fair for Venice.

Thank martinlQ8326TB
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We received such a warm and friendly welcome at this restaurant. The waiter was lovely and even helped me with my Italian when I was ordering. The food was well presented and tasted fantastic. The service was excellent throughout the evening. Highly recommend!

Thank BagTeaBag
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for dinner on a Saturday night. A small restaurant, it was very full, but they found us a table for an hours time so we went to have a drink nearby and our table was ready when we returned. Food was very good but not exceptional. My mixed cheese starter was tasty and Paul loved his octopus and celery... More 

Thank Julia R
Indianapolis, IN
Level Contributor
16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited on our last night in Venice. Emmanuel, our server, made the night. He greeted us in English and easily handled other guests in French and Italian. The food was very, very good. We started with a mixed meat and cheese plate. I had spinach cannolini and my husband, the lobster ravioli. Everything was perfect! A... More 

Thank JorjaThePeach
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for dinner here on our last evening in Venice and it was a delightful experience. The lobster ravioli was to die for and then I had the chicken with truffle which was very tasty. It's lovely small & cute little restaurant and the waiter was very charming. Highly recommended - a lovely end to our holiday!

Thank Daisy R
Zurich, Switzerland
Level Contributor
190 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was here with my Dad and we were pulled in by the delicious aroma coming out of the restaurant as we walked by around lunchtime. After braving through the human masse of tourists at San Marco, we were very happy to find a table without reservation at Osteria ae Spezie. You could tell instantly it was going to be... More 

Thank stephenjason
Split, Croatia
Level Contributor
15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found this gem through TripAdvisor and decided to give it a try. Our server was really friendly and very helpful in suggesting our meals and wine. The food was so delicious! We recommended this place to a couple at our hotel and they were very pleased with the food too. You won't be disappointed, I promise. Thank you Osteria... More 

Thank Mompi123
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Found by accident but could not end better: small and friendly place, delicious food, lovely host! Recommended.

Thank Petra N
Wilmington, Delaware
Level Contributor
15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

This is great restaurant. The food is exceptional and the setting is wonderful. I recommend it highly if you are in the general area because it is located away from the touristy areas. We just happen stay at Hotel Bisanzio which is about a 7 minutes walking distance

Thank Frank N

Travelers who viewed Osteria ae Spezie also viewed

Venice, City of Venice
Venice, City of Venice
City of Venice, Province of Venice
Venice, City of Venice

Been to Osteria ae Spezie? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3480 Salizada S. Antonin | Sestiere di Castello, 30122 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Castello
  • Neighborhood: Castello
  • Phone Number: +39 041 241 2196

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Osteria ae Spezie and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Osteria ae Spezie staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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.
Explore this neighborhood