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“Interesting fish restaurant”

Osteria alle Testiere
Ranked #31 of 1,460 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Castello
Reviewed March 30, 2013

Very compact, there are two sittings, 7 & 9 pm. Go for the later one if you want to avoid children at your elbow. Good fish and shellfish dishes (no other options). Wine OK, overall we felt that it was a little over rated and pricey.

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Reviewed March 24, 2013

We visited Alle Testiere on a recommendation and had in our party of four a group that ahve very high standards when it comes to seafood. One member, who is a shrimp consieuer, said the shrimp was the best every! The John Dory was absolutely outstanding. Service was excellent, and it was our favorite meal in all of Italy in March of 2013.

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Reviewed March 20, 2013

‘Alla Testiere’ can handle about 22 covers at 7.00 and then again at 9.30. A good number of people were turned away while we were eating in the early slot, so we were glad we'd made reservations a week or so previously. I had noted this place from a mention by the late Michael Winner run-down of the very best of the best places in Venice several years ago. Though it's a bit pricey compared to the average, it’s certainly not at typical Michael Winner megabucks prices. And it's very definitely worth it for absolutely fantastic seafood. I had what was the freshest of fresh scampi; followed by spaghetti with clams; followed by cuttlefish ‘from the lagoon’; followed by nougatine ice cream. I hadn't meant to go so over the top. My three fellow diners were also blown away. The restaurant is certainly compact and has a plain decor which belies the whole experience which was quite exceptional..

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Reviewed March 20, 2013

The freshest local fish and seafood with a changing daily menu. Razor clams grilled to perfection. Simply delicious. Fresh crab beautifully presented and packed with punchy flavor. Bursara style prawns were amazing. Turbot fillets with Sicily lemon and capers was perfect. Service was warm, friendly and attentive. Didn't make you feel like a tourist. Wide selection of local wines was nice to see. Dessert was a ricotta cake with a lemon curd on the side. Heavenly! I'd come back just to eat here. Enjoy!

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Reviewed March 18, 2013

From among the scores of Venetian seafood restaurants this one stands out. A bistro atmosphere -- don't expect an excess of space. Terrific seafood overall. Loved the grilled octopus and bass.

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