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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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“lasagna” (48 reviews)
“fish” (40 reviews)
“sea bass” (31 reviews)
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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

The tables are small, but the food is ok and the service is friendly. Maybe we come back another year, not for an exquise dinner but just for a good meal.

Thank Ronald B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here on our last night in Venice. It’s a really busy wee place. Recommend booking, we only just got in 30 minutes after opening time. Had pumpkin flan which many folk have commented on. It didn’t disappoint. I had sole which was very...More

Thank Sean R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely make reservation; Alla Staffa is small. We had dinner during our recent visit to Venice and started with an exceptional pumpkin flan. Then I had stuffed raviloli in an exquisite cream cheese sauce (delicate and fulll of flavor). My wife had black ink cuddlefish...More

Thank Charles R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Osteria Alla Staffa was just down the road from our hotel and we decided to try it after reading all the positive reviews. It didn’t let us down- absolutely lovely service (we had to wait five mins for a table but didn’t mind that). Great...More

Thank Sightseer474234
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled across this little gem on our way back from a bookstore. Fantastic lunch...I had black ravioli filled with sea bass in a saffron sauce, which was cooked so well. My other half had spaghetti generously mixed with seafood (he loved it!) and my son...More

Thank Angeline N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had the best meal in Venice here. It is a small but cosy place off the beaten path. The starter tasting platter was amazing - samples of each starter on the menu and the mains were just as delicious. By the time we finished, a...More

Thank adamkC433KB
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our whole trip to Venice was planned via TripAdvisor and this place was no exception. It’s small and intimate and they take no reservations so it’s potluck. When we arrived there were no spaces and we were told that at least 30 mins so we...More

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Reviewed 12 October 2018

We happened upon Osteria Alla Staffa while wandering Venice's maze of beautiful streets. What a great find ! Warm and inviting staff when we poked our heads in. Small space with a big menu. We decided to skip the appetizers and pasta and go right...More

Thank markotisz
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

I went with my wife to the restaurant after checking reviews. We ordered couple of appetizers, a main course with a bottle of wine. Food was good, as was the service. I was looking to being impressed, I was not. Price was reasonable for Venice.

Thank Hadi M
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We were so lucky arrived at 7pm and got the last table! Small 30 ppl or so, and great food just try it all! Nice walk from San Marco area it goes by quick and good to walk off the dinner!

Thank cavb2000
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$40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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