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Osteria ae Spezie

#62 of 1,199 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
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Salizada Sant'Antonin Castello 3480 | Sestiere di Castello, 30122 Venice, Italy
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Fri - Wed 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hampton, Australia
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We very much enjoyed our trip to Ae Spezie, which was on the recommendation of the concierge at the Liaissidi Palace hotel, where we are staying. Starters of Lobster Ravioli with Tomatoes and Cannelloni were delicious. Mains of Lamb Chops and Fried Liver were equally so. It's nice to eat outside in the traditional Venetian way but sometimes the smoking... More 

Thank Blutach
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner here on the first night of our second visit to Venice having discovered that the restaurant we planned to visit was closed for a holiday. We were not disappointed. The food was good and reasonably priced and the waiter was helpful, making suggestions and coming up with a starter to share that was basically a combination of... More 

Thank mrs1111
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good food (the lobster ravioli was great). Waiters were polite & attentive. Having to write 100 characters now because of trip advisor app rules

Thank Wes A
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled across this place when wandering Venice. Lovely staff and fantastic food, well worth a try! Best food I've had in Italy so far in the 5 days I've been here.

Thank Isla F
Worthing, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016

The food was delicious, the owner, Diego, was charming and helpful. We liked it so much that we eat there several times.

Thank Rupert H
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70 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by our apartment owner, who made the reservation for us. It was my sister in laws 60th and we wanted somewhere for a special meal. The meal was nice enough and we got a lot of attention from the owner who knew our apartment owner. (It would appear that he recommended this restaurant to all his... More 

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Le Bois-Plage-en-Re, France
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Excellent lunch. One of the best we have had . We ordered a salad of octopus with fennel as a starter followed by spaghetti with cuttle fish and ink sauce. Was really nice and felt fresh. The waiters were helpful and friendly. We will definitely go back though from were we are its a fair walk .

Thank odimu
Bristol, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

Popped in here for a lunch pit stop for a bit of shade and some food. The Waiter and Waitress who served us were both lovely and friendly. We decided upon traditional Venetian Cicchetti to start - a beautiful mixed platter of octopus, scallops, squid, sardines and other seafood - the octopus was the stand-out but everything was delicious. Both... More 

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Rome, Lazio, Italy
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

The food and service were so terrific we returned for our last dinner. The staff were friendly and helpful and the menu had a great balance between traditional Venezian dishes and innovative dishes. We enjoyed our first meal so much we returned on our last evening in Venice. We'd highly recommend it and (return if we are ever lucky enough... More 

Thank Kelly F
Chicago, Illinois
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77 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

My mother and I stayed just around the corner at Hotel Sant'Antonin, so this became our go-to restaurant. We ate here twice and would have had a third go if it wasn't for the atrocious treatment of the staff by the owner (I am assuming). The food and atmosphere--just wonderful. We ate outside both nights and had 2 lovely dinners.... 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
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, International
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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: Salizada Sant'Antonin Castello 3480 | Sestiere di Castello, 30122 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Castello
  • Neighborhood: Castello
  • Phone Number: 0412412196

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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.