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Osteria Alla Staffa

Sestiere Castello 6398, 30122 Venice, Italy
+39 041 523 9160
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“lasagna” (47 reviews)
“sea bass” (29 reviews)
“cod” (14 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Sestiere Castello 6398, 30122 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed today

In a city with 26 million tourists a year and an ocean of restaurants serving bad food to those tourists, we found this to be the best place to eat. Truly great food and atmosphere, stayed in Venice for 5 nights, ate here twice! Tried...More

Thank Petros F
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Off the beaten path and absolutely fantastic little place. Charming interiors and delicious food served by proper Italian chefs. We had a delicious carpaccio, a Parma ham and mozzarella starter, a grilled sea bream with veggies and a lasagne. All delicious and would return in...More

Thank Grinny888
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our visit here was on our last night in Venice. It was a perfect choice. The restaurant is very small and the tables fill up quickly once they open, this is a great sign that it’s good. The service was first class and our waitress...More

Thank Terry B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very delicious Italian food! We ate the Spaghetti frutti di mare (20€) and the beef with Parmesan and rocket (25€) and both was perfect! Good service!

Thank PaulLukas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was easily one of the 5 best meals I have ever had. The squid ink ravioli with sea bass was pure perfection. So few places could pull that dish off. Most would make it super fishy but these guys nailed it. The spaghetti clams...More

Thank fdimesa
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

We ate here on our last evening in Venice and it was an incredibly good dinner. We do not remember what the name of the dish was, but it consisted of sliced beef, rucola and permesan. Highly recommended!

Thank Alexander S
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

We had the venice antipasti with raw ham amd buffalo mozzarella as starter. The mozzarella was to die for, the ham could be stronger in taste like in the Tuscany, but that's a local preference. My husband ordered the the duck ragut with pasta and...More

Thank 920stephanie
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Lasagna is delicious and the service was pleasant and fast. Ambiance is a bit eccentric and different from what you'll find in the rest of Venice, but a perfectly lovely place to grab lunch and would definitely return for more lasagna.

Thank Eric A
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

We went for a perfect dinner. Service was pleasant and fast,even though the restaurant was full of people only after 15 minutes of opening, they found table for us. Food tasted like in some proffesional restaurant, but it was a home kitchen and so cheap!!!...More

1  Thank Matej M
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

I will start by saying that Venice does not seem to be a city where service is overly friendly and this is not an issue for me. I actually prefer that to the over the top American style service than many places now adopt. However,...More

Thank Nicki H
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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Questions & Answers
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$41
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, 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
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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