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Osteria alle Testiere

Calle del Mondo Novo, 5801, 30122 Venice, Italy
+39 041 522 7220
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“razor clams” (59 reviews)
“seafood” (160 reviews)
“gnocchetti” (23 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Calle del Mondo Novo, 5801, 30122 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday

Seek this restaurant out if you love seafood. Everything about this cozy restaurant was great. For appetizers we had a pumpkin ravioli with shrimp and a salad topped with puntarelle (chicory) and grilled moscardini (baby octopus). Our mains were shrimp grilled with lemon, and baby...More

Thank esandespdx
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked this on the strength of trip advisor reviews and wasnt disappointed. They ask for your credit card to reserve your table. Food was fab. Atmosphere lively and service friendly. One to return to many times I think.

Thank annielew200
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We didn’t make a reservation, but got a table at 19:00! Lucky us, cause all other spontaneous guests had to go again. The staff was very helpful and kind in their Italian way. Their sea food soup was extraordinary, also the wine (Pino Grigio). Very...More

Thank Kiriakos P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I went to Venice for 3 days and this was our favourite restaurant. The seafood was delicious, the bbq prawns inparticular. The wine was lovely too. The service was good and we enjoyed our experience. Would definitely recommend and love to go...More

Thank Nola M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delicious fresh seafood. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at this restaurant. The service was stylish, personal and efficient. The owner greeted us and explained details of the menu. We took his advice regarding wine selection which was great. I can confidently recommend this establishment to...More

1  Thank CARL667
Reviewed January 20, 2018 via mobile

We have been before and dinner in January can be hard to find. Lots of restaurants close and hard working staff have time off. Not so the reliably good team here, great calamari and chicory hot salad, followed by mixed lagoon fish and a yum...More

Thank pug2black
Reviewed January 17, 2018

Osteria alle Testiere is a simple osteria with wooden tables and chairs and an informal atmosphere for which one needs to book weeks in advance. We had pasta alla vongole, calamari, ravioli and scallops. The calamari was excellent, so fresh and tender as I had...More

Thank Amit_and_Alex
Reviewed January 14, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed the food we ordered here and the wine was fantastic but the whole meal was overpriced. It would have been okay if our neighbouring table was a bit further away from us so you can have a private conversation. From what I have...More

Thank Barnetian
Reviewed December 23, 2017

The ambiance and service at this restaurant is simply amazing. I would rate this meal as one of the best I have ever had! The seafood was incredibly fresh and the preparation and presentation were absolutely perfect. The pistachio cake was to die for! Reservations...More

Thank lynmbritt
Reviewed November 30, 2017

Excellent seafood restaurant in the heart of Venice! Place was a little difficult to find, and we were lucky we got a reservation due to a cancellation on our last day in Venice -- otherwise, the restaurant was completely booked for the entire following week....More

Thank ariellechiu
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
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deirdre c
June 10, 2017|
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Response from Sheryl R | Reviewed this property |
We visited the square that morning and walked to the restaurant from there. Easy walk. It is a higher end meal, I'm sorry I can't recall exactly. Check their website for cost and current menu. It is a favorite of Meryl... More
March 20, 2017|
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Response from Fatbobslim | Reviewed this property |
Call restaurant but that time won't work. They do two sittings. 6pm and 9.30pm. Suggest the 9.30 so you won't be rushed. Bob
January 11, 2017|
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Response from Jim W | Reviewed this property |
Agree with other posts here, there was enough non-shellfish on the menu to still enjoy. We had some beautiful pasta and fish dishes. Great local wine list as well...this was our best meal in Venice, would go if you can
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle del Mondo Novo, 5801, 30122 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Castello
  • Neighborhood: Castello
  • Phone Number: +39 041 522 7220
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