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Osteria Alla Staffa

Sestiere Castello 6398, 30122 Venice, Italy
+39 041 523 9160
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Sestiere Castello 6398, 30122 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed today

We hadn't booked, but the three of us were seated shortly after 7:30 PM. We had a brilliant range of seafood, both raw and cooked. The mixed seafood selection was grilled, in my view, to perfection, and slip soles (three of them) came in a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 841nicholasr
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited Alla Staffa on our last night in Venice. It had been recommended by a friend, and after a number of average and commercial dining experiences in Venice we were hoping for something different. We arrived at 6:15 (15 minutes after opening) and the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank NickP_au
Reviewed 1 week ago

A small, cozy little restaurant with very friendly service and food so delicious it makes my mouth water just from recalling our meal... the ingredients were visibly fresh, and the menu has several options for all types of eaters. I would, however, recommend going early,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank beatrizeats
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Osterias are the best places to eat in Venice. Price-wise they are generally not too expensive, food-wise you get mainly local specialities, and service-wise many of them cater to locals as well as tourists so they need to be on the ball. Alla Staffa definitely...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank smillngtraveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Osteria Alla Staffa. Very disappointing. Asked to wait 40 mins and then 40 more, Poor communication. Went to Marco Polo restaurant and enjoyed fabulous meal and excellent service.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Ella B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Venice on Christmas Day, and I frankly didn't think anything would be open. We were pleasantly surprised to discover this small restaurant near our hotel with the lights on. We were even happier when we discovered that the staff was friendly and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Donnachka
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing find. We have been to Venice 9 times and this has to be one of the best places we have been to. We were a party of five and both staff serving were fun and attentive. The menus is exciting and follows...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Mackg79
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I make it a point of having dinner there at least once during each visit. It would have been twice on this trip, but I forgot about the Tues closing. Each choice of pasta has been a a real treat after a long day walking...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank spiinyynorman
Reviewed 15 December 2018

... and therefore I found myself again in Andrea's Osteria. Nothing has surprised me, nor the kind atmosphere, nor the exquisite pumpkin pudding (first course), nor that of second course Andrea convinced me to taste the liver (which I have never liked). Well, even the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Joan Manuel B
Reviewed 14 December 2018 via mobile

We returned to this place as we held it in good memory from our last stay in Venice. Again we were not at all disappointed !! Very friendly staff and fresh, genuine seafood and pasta dishes. We ordered spaghetti con ragu d’anatra which was a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank imErnst_
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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26 February 2018|
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Response from Sandra H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I haven’t been on Facebook for sometime but yes, they will not only serve it without sauce, they will cook to your liking, they are very helpful
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
19 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
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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