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Osteria Trefanti

#16 of 1,199 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Santa Croce
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Rio Marin, 888 | Rio Marin, 888, 30135, Venezia, Veneto, 30135 Venice, Italy
041 52 01 789
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Bucharest, Romania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hello, we bought our parents some surprise tickets to Venice for their 30 years anniversary of marriage and we chose this beautiful restaurant for their special dinner! They were thrilled with food, wine, service and especially with the manager, whom I want to thank him for the surprise cake! They had an amazing time at your place and I am... More 

Thank pavelevelina
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's difficult to add much more to the many positive comments already posted. The food is delicious, the wine is superb, relaxed and intimate ambience, and the service is first class. Take the 5 minute walk from the Piazzale Roma (bus station) for an experience you will not regret.

Thank LandCruiser24
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an exceptional seafood dinner at Osteria Trefanti. Spectacular service, great wine and delicious food.

Thank Alex M
New Jersey
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114 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food and service at this small, cosy, unpretentious restaurant was excellent. The restaurant's focus was on seafood and fish, and everything was super fresh and of excellent quality. The friendly staff took their time to explain the ingredients and compositions of the dishes and were very helpful in suggesting wines that would pair with the dishes. We had one... More 

Thank LizabethRose
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for a light lunch and loved it. Small wine bar serving fresh food with a menu based on daily availability. Had a delicious octopus ravioli, washed down with cold wine - lovely!

Thank Boo-Leigh
Rome, Italy
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small restaurant that focuses on quality, creativity, and good service. Because of its size and reputation, I recommend reservations. I had the monkfish Amatriciana which is an unusual combination of flavors that came together well. It was being served in remembrance of the earthquake victims in Amatrice. It was delicious and everyone at our table was very... More 

Thank Joe G
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited this restaurant on our last night in Venice. It was the perfect ending to our holiday. The food was amazing and the service was brilliant. All the staff made us feel very welcome and went the extra mile to make our dinner special. The restaurant was small and intimate. Would recommend it to anyone visiting... More 

Thank Murlin B
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Came here for dinner. Started with crab, then tried 2 dishes with schrimps. 2 glasses of wine, tiramisu for dessert and 2 capuccino. Everything was delicious. Some says that portions are too small, but for us starter, main and desert were quite enough. The service was very good and polite. We enjoyed our dinner. It cost 111 euro.

Thank Ruslan V
Gourock, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

We booked this prior to travelling as it was close to our hotel. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable regarding food and wine choice. We both ordered excellent starters, i.e sauté cockles & mussels, this came in a delicious broth which I mopped up with bread. My husband ordered scallops on the shell with paprika and these were peppery and... More 

Thank Anne1doc
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

Sam and his staff were charming and knowledgeable about the food and the wine helping us to select both and we were not disappointed from the "amuse bouche" to the desert. As Sam is English he was able to explain every course in great detail which was a bit help in navigating the menu. It's a little off the beaten... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rio Marin, 888 | Rio Marin, 888, 30135, Venezia, Veneto, 30135 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Santa Croce
  • Neighborhood: Santa Croce
  • Phone Number: 041 52 01 789

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Staying in Santa Croce

Neighborhood Profile
Santa Croce
Santa Croce gained importance as a sestiere (district) when Piazzale Roma was created in the 1930s to bring cars and buses close to the center of Venice. Constitution Bridge spans the Grand Canal linking Piazzale Roma to the train station. This area buzzes with energy from travelers and students. Historic palaces and former industrial buildings house some departments of Ca' Foscari and IUAV Architecture universities. On the Fondaco dei Turchi, Venice's Museum of Natural History offers Venetians prehistoric thrills, plus an overview of lagoon fish and wildlife. The Grand Canal, northern boundary of Santa Croce, is lined with palaces and decorated by the tall green dome of San Simeon Piccolo. Ca' Pesaro attracts Venetians to its contemporary art exhibitions. The Grand Canal exposes only one face of these buildings. On the opposite side, the palace often interacts with a square or a busy street to represent its neighborhood identity.