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Osteria Alla Staffa

#25 of 1,236 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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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The food was lovely - had a starter, main, dessert, wine and coffee - all fabulous! The service was also top class.. going to eat here again before the end of the trip!!

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Thank Clare M
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a pleasant surprise, the food was fresh, unique touch and very tasty. Service was great. The place is little so make sure you make a reservation or you may not have room. Prices are more than decent for this high quality of food. Highly recommend.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped by here for some cicchetti and very happy we did. Very delicious food and friendly staff. Will definitely return the next time we're in Venice.

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Liverpool, New York
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Such a wonderful meal and excellent service! My favorite meal in Italy so far. We had passed by on a whim and they were booked. The chef did me a favor and let us do take out (sea bass ravioli- so rich and delicious!) And even gave my husband, son and I some appetizers while we waited. So sweet and... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Comfortable and friendly service with many Venetian dishes and wines from the surrounding area. Very limited seating so reservations are highly advised. We enjoyed the Venetian appetizer selection. The black ravioli in saffron sauce was delicious and the mixed grill of local fish and seafood was very good as well. Finished with a choice from an extensive and excellent selection... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's a very cozy little dining room, made even warmer by the friendly, welcoming, informal attitude of the staff, who do everything with good humour. They fit us in at the last table available and served us quickly, efficiently and with a few jokes. The food was great, of course. My cuttlefish stew with white polenta was excellent, as was... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went to this restaurant on the recommendation of the host of the flat where we were staying. Alla Staffa certainly has a friendly local fell to it. It is an intimate little restaurant with no more then 10 tables. The staff was wonderfully friendly and the food was very good. The caprese salad was good but the pasta was... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were advised to go here by our airbnb host, would never have found it otherwise, and what a find. Needed to book a day in advance as was full. They did 2 sittings, we went for the 7pm - 9pm sitting. Very cosy, Italian home cooking. The beef cheeks melted in the mouth and the fish platter served up... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a year since our last visit and we looked forward to returning, we certainly were not disappointed, the food continues to be to a high standard, the black pasta was excellent, exactly as we remembered. The Mixed fish grill had great taste as did the swordfish, I also still highly recommend the house red, good taste and great... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I read the reviews and expected a wonderful lunch. The Osteria Alla Staffa was clean and we were promptly seated by the courteous waiter. I started to get frustrated when I made a selection for my primi piatti which the waiter accepted, only to return and explain there was no more Venetian squid. I made another selection which he accepted... More 

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
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 have gluten-free options?
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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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