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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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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Sestiere Castello 6398, 30122 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went based on reviews and were not disappointed. I had wonderful lasagna based on it having changed a previous reviewer's life. Not sure my life changed, but it was my best lasagna ever. There's only about ten tables so get there right at 7...More

Thank xcski37
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose this restaurant based on all the good reviews, and we didn't regret it! I had stuffed calamari with cheese and mushrooms and my wife had seafood lasagna. The calamari was divine! Although this is a very good restaurant, take into consideration that the...More

Thank H M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was terrific. My daughter had their carpaccio and Lasagna & I got my seafood fix I had the spaghetti alle vongole. Everything was wonderful. It was a very small restaurant with very good food. The staff was friendly and welcoming. We got right...More

Thank VEarls
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food! So good that we ate here twice out of our three night stay in Venice. We tried another restaurant just around the corner on our second night which also had good reviews, but the service wasn't great and we had dodgy stomachs the...More

Thank 896jadew
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had read all the good reviews of this place and wanted to book a table. However it turns out that they have stopped taking reservations for some unknown reason. So we chanced it and made the walk there and luckily got the last table....More

Thank Matty L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very close to the Aqua Alta Library, we found it by pure chance. The place is small and intimate, it’s like you’re eating at home, with friends. The food was soooo tasty and the service was friendly and warm :) The beef &wine spaghetti were...More

Thank nico84ro
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small but great place. The waiter and waitress were both friendly and welcoming and quite simply the best Italian food I have tasted. A little off the beaten track, which makes it even better in my view.

Thank Adrian W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Since first discovering ALla Staffa 4 years ago we have returned each February when we visit Venice so I thought it was time to update my original review. We called in tonight on the off chance of a table and the staff were very accommodating....More

Thank Sandra H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Wow Wow Wow 😮!! Great value for money Simply divine !! Trust me make sure you visit Martin - 🇲🇹 Every plate was a discovery of taste- from starters to desert !!!

Thank Martin C
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Excellent meal. We particularly enjoyed our cuttlefish starter. Cosy atmosphere and good service. Definitely recommend.

Thank Badger116
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
27 February 2018|
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Response from pollenca | Reviewed this property |
I’m sure that wouldn’t be a problem. Try to get there just before it opens … as it fills up very quickly and they don’t take bookings. Highly recommend the white chocolate soufflé for dessert 😋
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
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$43
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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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