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Osteria Trefanti

Rio Marin, 888, 30135 Venice, Italy
+39 041 520 1789
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“turbot” (25 reviews)
“seafood” (51 reviews)
“baby octopus” (12 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Rio Marin, 888, 30135 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The food is really tasty and the staff are very friendly. A very good find for local cuisine in a touristy place like Venice.

Thank Sophia X
Reviewed 1 week ago

A fortuitous experience. Our hotel recommended this place after another restaurant was fully booked on our final night - we are so glad they did. The owner has an infectious enthusiasm for both food and wine, guiding us towards things we would not have usually...More

Thank JulianPeace66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Negative points: - Tasteless food (the chef tried to be inovative but he loses the seafood tast). Turbot was tasteless (it mention cashew but they have put crunched pices as decoration not really an ingredient. No taste of coconut ). The pumpkin tuna just tast...More

1  Thank CRiTiKALL_Sam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The ten of us arrived with short notice for lunch yesterday. Service was very friendly and efficient. The dishes were delicious (eel and Puntarelle was a standout!) and our children were catered for with plain pasta/tomato sauce despite it not being a menu item. Wine...More

Thank MazzyAnt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were clearly not the first people to have heard about this lovely little Osteria - they were turning people away all night. And from the moment we walked through the door, it was obvious why. The front of house team have an infectious enthusiasm...More

Thank jonathanwT3430GB
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On our first night in Venice (Friday) , turned up at 19:00 only to be told they were fully booked until 21:00. Saturday was also fully booked. Fortunately Sunday they had a table. Definitely worth the wait. Rather than a customer, you're treated as a...More

Thank yireh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I reserved this restaurant for my husbands birthday dinner. He received surprise dessert which I did not know. It was real service for us and we both were very happy with that surprise. Seafood menu were excellent . The best of all was the wine...More

Thank busukazurich
Reviewed December 8, 2017 via mobile

Lovely lunch on a canal in the Rio Marin quarter with a canal view. The welcome, service, atmosphere and cuisine could not have been better. It was perfect. The fish was fresh and cooked to perfection. Menu just right, without too many dishes and local...More

1  Thank samanthabudano
Reviewed November 21, 2017

What a fabulous little find! Family run, fresh food and fantastic service .Traditional Venetian food with the freshest of ingredients .The owner Sam and his partner Camilla could not have done enough to make us feel welcome .The food was outstanding and they really went...More

Thank Theduchessofw
Reviewed November 18, 2017

Loved the food here, and the service was just as good. Lovely people and very welcoming. Food was refined and full of interesting flavours but not overcomplicated. Just the right balance of everything. We sat by the window looking out over the canal, the atmosphere...More

1  Thank steveotoole123
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
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Angela P
September 17, 2016|
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Response from Anne1doc | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry I didn't notice any food listed as gluten free on the menu. I would contact the restaurant to check.
Poofy H
August 12, 2016|
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Response from Geoff R | Reviewed this property |
Not cheap, about €100 for two with wine but good value if you like seafood
July 10, 2016|
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Response from JBCTStamfordCT | Reviewed this property |
Raymound, sorry I did not see this. But I do not know the answer, I cannot remember the full menu
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rio Marin, 888, 30135 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Santa Croce
  • Neighborhood: Santa Croce
  • Phone Number: +39 041 520 1789
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