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“Amazing and Relaxing”
Review of Osteria Trefanti

Osteria Trefanti
Ranked #30 of 1,460 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Santa Croce
Reviewed July 23, 2014

After 15 days eating mostly wonderful food in Italy, we visited here at the recommendation of the owner of our rented apartment. We stayed above this restaurant so the location was as perfect as possible. It's on one of the larger Venice canals and right by a bridge so easy to get to. YOU MUST LIKE FISH to go here as it is virtually the only thing on any part of the menu. Our family of four split two antipasti, two primi and two secondi and three desserts. We had a bottle of good wine. It was a perfect amount for us. The full bill was 150e. The food was fabulous. We had caprese salad with shrimp, baby octopus with a gazpacho salsa, gnocchi with cuttle fish ink, pasta with monk fish cheeks, and on and on. You get the picture -- all fish. The desserts were very good. One was a cake the chef's mother makes. The nicest thing was they treated us to a small cups (think espresso cup) of cold tomato soup to start. Then wanted us to try a new antipasti on the menu -- a ravioli with tuna and melon -- so treated us to that and treated us to a lovely dessert wine. They did not charge a service fee and did not charge for bread. We were -- seemingly -- the only non-Italians there that evening. The waiter was a native English speaker and will fully translate the Italian -only menu. It was a delightful meal and I highly recommend this place. We felt very welcome and were treated like true guests.

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Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

We've been in Venice for a few days now and I was beginning to wonder if there was any non tourist restaurants here. Well this proved there is. The meal was fantastic with a mix of traditional and modern Italian. Great service and the host speaks perfect English. Highly recommended!

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Reviewed June 26, 2014

If you are looking for tomatoes with every service and pizza it is not for you ! If you want to discover an outstanding Italian cuisine at a reasonable price, dont miss this small, not very busy, not very animated restaurant. Few tables (8 exactly) mostly occupied by locals, no music, not a trendy place but amazing quality food !! We tried several dishes, all were excellent, the best was their baby octopus in black ink and cinnamon.... Incredible !! Great wine list at acceptable price, very friendly staff who speak good english and French. You will be far from the crowed terraces on the canals but you will remember your evening and your meal. Approximatively 100 Euro for two with an excellent wine.

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Reviewed April 30, 2014

Newly opened seafood restaurant. Has overtaken a prior establishment (tearoom). Fresh seafood of all sorts. You can eat chicheti (small nibbles) at the bar, or have a full meal. Fish was fresh and flavorful with innovative sauces. Nice selection of other seafood as well with both traditional and modern preparations. Reasonably priced. Very friendly wait staff. Opens at 7 but doesn't really get busy until about 8. Small room and not a lot of tables, so I would book a table if you don't want to be disappointed.

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