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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” (62 reviews)
“seafood” (173 reviews)
“gnocchetti” (22 reviews)
Closes in 9 min
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Calle del Mondo Novo, 5801, 30122 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday

Our local friends brought us to this place for our last dinner in Venice - and they could not have picked a better restaurant. The place is tiny, but turnover is fast -- make sure you reserve ahead of time. the owner and chef, friendly,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 78kareenc
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked a lunch for 7. It was exceptional, among the best meals I've ever had. As the restaurant points out, everything is locally sourced and the menu changes daily depending on the best seafood available at the markets. Had a variety of shell fish appetizers,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank WBreskin
Reviewed December 11, 2018

This is our third time in Venice this year and Alle Testiere is the main reason. As soon as we book our flights and hotels, we email Luca at Alle Testiere and book several lunches and/or dinners. Tonight I had pumpkin ricotta raviloli with monk...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed November 30, 2018 via mobile

I had made a reservation about a month prior to arriving in Venice, to make sure we were able to have dinner at Osteria Alle Testiere. The meal was incredible, and being that the place only has about ten tables , there are two sittings...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank sharonbella33
Reviewed November 25, 2018

But still a very cramped dining room and kitchen. As a result, service quite relaxed (or slow!) The razor clams are still magnificent although my main of turbot fillets with citrus, spices and fine herbs sauce was less so. Very popular place and you are...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MikeLeicester
Reviewed November 17, 2018

We chose Testiere for dinner out one night in Venice before our cruise. This is a small, authentic (non touristy) restaurant with the owner on premise. It was a wonderful experience, but be aware that reservations before you arrival would be advisable, the restaurant only...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Hadlock
Reviewed November 10, 2018

We were really satisfied by the service. The food was excellent! The only drawback was that the place was small and as a result it got too crowded.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank averyanderson
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Very helpful and competent waiters. Superb service and food. Top food quality and taste. Amazing experience in Venice.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Nikitaidis
Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

Excellent, fantastic, a unique moment in a small restaurant with 23 places. Make sure you book in advance . Food and wines are just a dream . Luca the owner is a real professional who will host you like you deserve it .

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Stephan H
Reviewed October 24, 2018

We came back this year and again we had a wonderful dinner with the family. Great service and food!!!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Liz A
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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June 20, 2018|
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Response from anonGeelong | Reviewed this property |
no. no tables outside and very few inside. need to book well in advance but worth it!
June 10, 2018|
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Response from KiriakosP45 | Reviewed this property |
Yes of course they speak English.
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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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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