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Osteria ae Spezie

#63 of 1,237 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
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Salizada Sant'Antonin Castello 3480 | Sestiere di Castello, 30122 Venice, Italy
+39 041 241 2196
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Small restaurant with six tables, so good idea to book. Waiters were very friendly and helpful. Wine list had a number of wines described as local and we're happy to suggest a bottle to match our menu choices.

Thank SteveP1234
Florence, Italy
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Most food in Venice is fairly expensive, but the food here was on the cheaper side (probably 10-20 euro max) and it was delicious to top it off! The waiters were very nice, and it was highly recommended by our tour guide. You can't go wrong with anything you order here!

Thank sarahfogel26
Bucharest, Romania
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I can't complain about the service [as the other reviewers] since we were the only table for lunch at that time. We had the squid appetizer, then three different types of pasta for the three of us. Pastas were very fresh and good except the cannelloni which was a bit bland. With a glass of house wine, a beer and... More 

Thank aspinei
Northumberland, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What a fantastic Venetian restaurant this is. A superb find and definitely worth a visit. Yes the service maybe slow, but you are on holiday, this is Venice, relax and enjoy the superb food and fantastic service when the waiters are free. If you have a starter i would highly recommend the variety starter, a bit of everything on the... More 

Thank StoneMIRKS
Antwerp, Belgium
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this restaurant for our wedding anniversary in Venice. After confirmation by the restaurant we went there on time. When arriving the waiter told us he didn't have any reservation and that it wasn't his problem that we received a confirmation email. Although there were some tables available and others were finishing there meals he told us we could... More 

Thank segocon
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great meal at Osteria ae Spezie in the Castello area. The restaurant inside is small. There is more seating outside. The manager (Emanuele) was very friendly and explained the menu, took our drink and food orders and stopped by to check-in and see how we were doing. We spent around 95E -- had a bottle of house wine,... More 

Thank GinaGMSP
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our meal here. After having a few 'ok' meals for over €150 this was pleasantly surprising! We sat outside as the evenings were really warm! The little tables have Murano glass candles and I presume Burano lace table clothes, really pretty table settings. The waiter was working on his own and the restaurant was quite busy but he... More 

Thank dublingirl08
Prague, Czech Republic
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48 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

totally perfect service, friendly guy with super advices what to eat and perfect and well prepared food. Highly recommend to go here for a dinner.

Thank MartinGazo10
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really friendly restaurant, the service is fast, friendly and helpful. The food wasn't the best in Venice but still lovely and a really good evening.

Thank Scott T
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017

Manager guesses what nationality you are and proceeds to speak in that language even when you respond in Italian - saw him do this to English and French people. Food was OK for a week night - the sort of thing I would cook at home - but it was OK. Spaghetti with clams - seabass with tomatoes - the... 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
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Kids, 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: +39 041 241 2196

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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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