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Review of Osteria Trefanti

Osteria Trefanti
Ranked #47 of 1,599 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Santa Croce
Reviewed 8 January 2018

A fortuitous experience. Our hotel recommended this place after another restaurant was fully booked on our final night - we are so glad they did. The owner has an infectious enthusiasm for both food and wine, guiding us towards things we would not have usually tried - such as the Prosecco col fondo (wonderful!). The food was excellent and the look of delight when he discovered that I, as an Englishman, had heard of puntarelle, meant that we had to order some as a contorno. We left satisfied and happy.
Good job! Highly recommended.

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1  Thank JulianPeace66
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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Negative points:
- Tasteless food (the chef tried to be inovative but he loses the seafood tast). Turbot was tasteless (it mention cashew but they have put crunched pices as decoration not really an ingredient. No taste of coconut ). The pumpkin tuna just tast pumpkin.
- Appetizer costs the same as main course !!
- Price

Positive points:
-Inovation in making seafoods (but with sacrificing the tast)
-Cozy environment
-fresh ingredients
- professional staffs

There are other great restaurants.

I Do NOT Recommend It.

1  Thank Sam C
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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

The ten of us arrived with short notice for lunch yesterday. Service was very friendly and efficient. The dishes were delicious (eel and Puntarelle was a standout!) and our children were catered for with plain pasta/tomato sauce despite it not being a menu item. Wine recommendations were excellent- as was the cheeseboard and the tiramisu- highly recommended!

Thank MazzyAnt
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

We were clearly not the first people to have heard about this lovely little Osteria - they were turning people away all night. And from the moment we walked through the door, it was obvious why. The front of house team have an infectious enthusiasm for their restaurant, their food, their wines and their guests and you are instantly enveloped by it. Some places ham it up mercilessly, which I personally find rather irritating. At Trefanti it is very obviously genuine. The food covers an interesting spectrum from safe national favourites through to some local specialities and was well executed and fairly priced. Book ahead - it really is very small (particularly in the winter months when it is too cold to put tables outside) - i don’t believe you could eat as well for the price, anywhere else in town.

Thank jonathanwT3430GB
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Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

On our first night in Venice (Friday) , turned up at 19:00 only to be told they were fully booked until 21:00. Saturday was also fully booked. Fortunately Sunday they had a table.

Definitely worth the wait. Rather than a customer, you're treated as a guest. The service is friendly, helpful and efficient. There was very little waiting around for the food to arrive, but it was plain it was all freshly prepared from the best ingredients

The food was simply excellent. I had the turbot, my wife the swordfish. Both were cooked perfectly. It is clear that the owners and staff of the restaurant care deeply about what they provide.

Pricewise, it was a little more than we spent in other restaurants on previous nights, but with 3 every euro.

Thank yireh
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