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Osteria Alla Staffa

#28 of 1,208 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighbourhood:
Castello
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Sestiere Castello 6398, 30122 Venice, Italy
+39 041 523 9160
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10:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 22:00
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Durham, North Carolina
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We saw this place after having dinner at Osteria ai Do Arche a few doors away and came back the next night. Only about 8 tables. Found the food and prices better than Do Arche. Small kitchen so more limited menu but excellent pasta and grilled fish.

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Ghasri, Malta
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of the many lovely spots we discovered by chance in Venice. Enjoyed a decent meal with great service. Will certainly be back and have no qualms recommending it to other travelers.

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice, small place, busy on a weeknight off season. And it's a little off the beaten path so didn't seem like many tourists. I loved how casual it was. The staff was very friendly, making us feel so welcome. Had the black ravioli with sea bass - it was excellent! The saffron sauce was delicious. I'd come back again and... More 

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Burgenland, Austria
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found this Osteria by occasion and decided to have a small lunch. Very friendly waiters. The restaurant is small with an open kitchen. Sadly it was a little bit cold in the restaurant (we stayed in Venice end of November) and the food was not the way we like it. I ordered ravioli with asparagus and they were served with... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Warm and friendly staff, tasty and fresh seafood! I would highly recommend anyone to visit this restaurant if you are in Venice. They are popular so make reservation in advance.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came across this little restaurant on our first night in Venice and what luck we got a table. Lovely food - the spaghetti al nero di seppia I had was divine and the squid so tender. Service was very friendly and helpful too. We wanted to go back again later on in the holiday but did not think to book... More 

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South West England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for dinner based on TA ratings - hard to find decent places sometimes in this area. Easy to find - had some mixed starters then pizza - oh and the 1st course pasta that was great. Steak was OK - not too exciting but fine. Wine is great - 7E per half litre house is good. Had a good... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best food I had in Venice. The sneaks are great as well. The Nero is relative cheap and really nice. Very busy restaurant. Recommend you book a table in advance.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've read a lot of nice things about this place and, since where quite close by at lunch time, took the opportunity to try it, something we didn't regret. We hadn't booked a table but I would dtrongly advice you to do so if you can because it's a very small place, they only have approximatly 25 places. The food... More 

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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were here while in vacation with my parents. The food was delicious and we had great service. We liked the baccala' and the ravioli. My parents liked the mixed fried fish and the grilled fish. We will certainly come back. I also had grilled vegetables. The place is small, and we recommend to make a reservation.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 38
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 22:00
Monday
10:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 22:00
Thursday
10:30 - 22:00
Friday
10:30 - 22:00
Saturday
10:30 - 22:00
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Castello

Neighbourhood Profile
Castello
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 strong artsy current to the Arsenale area. Via Garibaldi in Castello, with its shops and bars, has one of Venice's rare straight and wide boulevards. When a large ship turns around the Lido to enter the Giudecca Canal, the startling sight creates an illusion that it will run aground right on Via Garibaldi! Families treasure Giardini near the island's tip, green with rare trees and grass, and Riva degli Schiavoni is a popular spot for Venetians to take a stroll to watch the sunset.
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