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Osteria Alla Staffa

Sestiere Castello 6398, 30122 Venice, Italy
+39 041 523 9160
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“sea bass” (30 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Sestiere Castello 6398, 30122 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very busy place I had to stand waiting for a table, more worth the wait, great atmosphere very tasty food. Great wine chosen for the evening. For sure being in venice I will go every day because the meal really was good

Thank iolandabarbieri
Reviewed 5 days ago

It has been one of the most agreable dinners I have had in Venice. I repeated twice in one week. Besides the incredible quality of the food, you also will appreciate the atmosphere they create. Andrea is not only the manager, waiter or a creative...More

Thank Joan Manuel B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No reservations, at least not during the winter season, so we got there 10 minutes before they opened and were still 7 of 10 tables. But it was worth the wait: the sea bass ravioli with saffron sauce was great as was the lasagne. However,...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we really enjoyed the food but 25 evros for 1 portion and just meat not a side with it???? i believe it is very expensive, yes they are well made and tasty but i have found elsewhere good food in much lower price. i dont...More

Thank love201409
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went here based on trip advisor reviews and had a wonderful meal! We shared an app, 1st course and main course and it was perfect. The mussels and clams were so good and you basically wanted to drink the broth. The...More

Thank CaseyMontague
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Good value standard fare. Nice Venetian little starters. Good pizzas. Nice pasta. But service slow and slightly surly. Boring room / atmosphere. Nothing noteworthy to merit high TA rating.

Thank Tony S
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

A tiny hard to find local gem. One amazing waiter and room for about 20 people. Excellent house wine, the black ink sea bass ravioli and grandma Sara’s lasagna were delicious. Save room for the outstanding soufflé with white chocolate and pistachios as a perfect...More

Thank mjgreens123
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Arrived around 8 and they told us it would be about an hour until they could seat us, as the place was full and it's pretty small. There were a couple of other people outside waiting and I decided to get a glass of wine...More

Thank Mihai M
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

We were recommended this ostaria by our hotel receptionist, it’s reviews are well deserved. Simple, clean and homely cuisine which was filling and very tasty. Our caprese salad was beautifully seasoned, the chilli flakes were a nice touch and something I’ll use at home. The...More

Thank Rafgdf
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

We arrived early to a queue! It was raining and we waited. It is tiny so as soon as the door opened it was full immediately It was worth the wait! The food was delicious & plentiful! The seafood pasta dishes excellent & the desert...More

1  Thank sansmerrill
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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Evan D
20 December 2016|
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Response from jimmy_vella | Reviewed this property |
Hey! I think you're mistaking me for the owner, which I am not,. I am just a reviewer :)
lindy r
20 August 2016|
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Response from kingmajid | Reviewed this property |
Google the name and phone number showed up. I called using Skype on the morning of the day and got s table. If you don't like fishy food order the fried assorted seafood and meat selection. Good luck
lindy r
20 August 2016|
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Response from frawla | Reviewed this property |
Call them on their number. It is on TA and website. Alternatively if you are walking in Venice and have a few days, walk past and simply go in the restaurant to make a reservation for the busier days. We simply walked in on... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 41
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sestiere Castello 6398, 30122 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Castello
  • Neighbourhood: Castello
  • Phone Number: +39 041 523 9160
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