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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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“seafood” (162 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 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found it quite hard to find a table and need to reserve way in advance but it's worth the work. Every thing we ordered was excellent, service was attentive. Tables are too close together so we felt there's a lack of privacy at some...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service with happy efficient staff. 😀Food arrived in reasonable time, well plated and looked and tasted as it should. Tiramisu was light and a great way to finish the meal

Thank Bev T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment we arrived to the time when we left we were impressed with the food as wall as the wonderful service. We will always remember how gracious the owner was and his small gift which I remember each time I open a bottle...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We resisted this restaurant in Venice in April 2018 and the two experiences were very different. At the first which was two years earlier we were with some wine experts (I am not one) and I found the meal excellent but the whole experience a...More

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here three nights in a row. Superb food, great service. We’ve been coming here for several years.

Thank eloring21
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first restaurant in Venice and I must say this is a reservation only restaurant as it’s pretty small and if you arrive early they may ask you to wait outside but it’s no problem and they will provide you with a drink...More

Thank Suzi Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is exactly the type of place I strive to find when dining out. Excellent food, kind and helpful servers and comfortable atmosphere. If you like seafood, you won’t be disappointed. We had the burrata, octopus salad, ravioli, mixed grill, sea bass and John...More

Thank KJR105
Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

I did my research first and found other food and wine connoisseurs in my area recommended this gem for good reason. The seafood is superb. The staff is proud of their restaurant and service. This is outstanding. Ordered baby monkfish ( see photo) artfully displayed...More

Thank LBBaum
Reviewed April 17, 2018

This is a highly rated restaurant, and for good reason; the food and service are impeccable. Tip for tourist: Dress sharp. It seemed to me that the more causal the dress the further back into the corners you were seated, if at all. As noted...More

1  Thank NiccofromNJ
Reviewed April 10, 2018

We had dinner and we tried the crabs and the sword fish. Fantastic. But the highlight of the place is the spaghetti alle vongole, delicious! Mr Luca and Mr Antonino, our hosts, were very polite and friendly. One extra asset of the place is the...More

Thank 103vicky
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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Sue D
June 10, 2018|
Response from NiccofromNJ | Reviewed this property |
Yes, The person I spoke to spoke English
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
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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, Special occasions, 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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