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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” (167 reviews)
“gnocchetti” (21 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 4 days ago

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

Thank Hadlock
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank averyanderson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Nikitaidis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 .

Thank Stephan H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Liz A
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our dinner was set at 9:30pm , since this place is in high demand. I was very delighted that our venetian friends brought us there to partake in all the beautiful food it has to offer. Highly recommended for those who want to sample the...More

Thank Karlyn C
Reviewed 15 October 2018

What an incredible evening! We arrived a bit early and were seated immediately. We were attended to by a head waiter and his assistant in the most professional and polite manner, and the owner of the restaurant checked in on us throughout the meal. The...More

1  Thank Pam W
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

We heard a lot about this tiny little gem of a restaurant. Only 20 seats and you must order a minimum of 2 dishes. Our starters were not great - very very fishy, even for a seafood restaurant. But the mains were great. Super fast...More

Thank carolyndrebin
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Alle Testiere came highly recommended by multiple acquaintances, so we booked dinner reservations months in advance as they only have two seatings. Restaurant has a great atmosphere, and is full of ex-pats. Razor clams, scallops, and the gnocchetti were definitely the highlights. Don't expect to...More

1  Thank lecturiste
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

Loved it so much that we went back the next night. Black ravioli filled with sea bass is highly recommended.

Thank kathleend680
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
neighbourhood 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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20 June 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!
Sue D
11 June 2018|
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Response from KiriakosP45 | Reviewed this property |
Yes of course they speak English.
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10 June 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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, 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
  • Neighbourhood: Castello
  • Phone Number: +39 041 522 7220
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