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Osteria Alla Staffa

Sestiere Castello 6398, 30122 Venice, Italy
+39 041 523 9160
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • 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 2 days ago via mobile

The small restaurant with great food. There are about 8 tables so atmosphere is friendly. The service is quick and proper. You need to book table in advance.

Thank Константин М
Reviewed 4 days ago

Osteria Alla Staffa serves delicious food from noon onwards. The food, as recommended by Rick Stein in his program on Italy, is very Venetian if sitting down to eat. If you stand at the bar, you can eat the equivalent of tapas - small meals,...More

Thank Rosemary P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place lived up to the glowing reviews I read here from other diners. Just fabulous, and the ravioli with sea bass in a saffron sauce is a must-order! The single server was busy but very friendly and prompt, and the price wasn't crazy. We...More

Thank Sheena M
Reviewed 6 days ago

LOVED this restaurant. Had the mussels and they were delicious. It was a perfect meal to end our trip in Italy. Make reservations, we saw many people turned away because they didn't.

Thank Lindsey122012
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything on the menu was pretty good at best but what really stood out was the black ravioli with saffron sauce. Not a bad thing considering that I'd revisit the place just for one more dish of that ravioli.

Thank 791chrisz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spot on with the Bruschetta! Best I have ever had! Main dish was Cannelloni and perfectly delivered with home made flavours true to Italy. Wine and dessert was also to high standard. A must for travellers looking for quality that won't break the bank. Perfect...More

Thank Elliot B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped for lunch and I felt it was a little overpriced (6 small pieces of raw fish was 20 euro and 6 small pieces of cooked fish was 22 euro.) Portions are small, so you'd definitely need an appetizer along with the main dish....More

Thank idonskaya
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm rather amazed by the reviews complaining about the two hour limit and wonder why people cannot manage such a simple concept. Yes, when we, my wife and I, ate there some came late, having less than the full two hours; and some used less...More

Thank Douglas Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommended to us by a local and it certainly didn't disappoint. Terrific food, attentive and friendly service and time given to savour this compact but bijoux little osteria. Booking is a must as there are only 7 tables!

Thank Billbob57
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Let me start off by saying the food was good and worth booking for, but the reason I have decided to write this review was the disappointing service, which got our party of three very upset by the end of an otherwise nice meal. We...More

Thank sabina a
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
Hello, do you have gluten free options and what are they (pasta, pizza, meat etc)? Thank you!
21 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
How can I make a reservation please
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
How can I make a reservation please
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
USD 9 - USD 39
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
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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