Alle Testiere

Price guide: Expensive

Calle Mondo Novo, Castello 5801, Venice

Price guide: Expensive

Alle Testiere

By Anne Hanley, your Venice expert

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#3 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Venice
Expert overall rating:4.7 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.7
4.7
Ambience:
4.6
4.6
Service:
4.5
4.5
Location:
4.3
4.3
Value for money:
4.6
4.6
Recommended for:
Couples, Foodies, Romance, Special occasions, Trendiness

Expert review of Alle Testiere

Gourmet fare and an excellent wine list at this tiny place which is a foodies’ favourite.

You won’t find crowds outside Alle Testiere: the many fans who return again and again to this diminutive upmarket restaurant know that if you don’t book well ahead, you just won’t get in.

Food and drink: 

Out front, sommelier Luca charms diners through his small but excellent wine list, while in the kitchen, chef Bruno blends the very freshest of mainly local ingredients with a careful selection of herbs and spices to produce a menu with Venetian undertones and personal creative twists. So a hint of cinammon creeps into his gnocchi with baby squid, while clams are given a new direction with the addition of ginger. In the evening, booking for the second sitting (9.30pm) allows you to savour your meal in more leisurely fashion.

Ambience: 

True foodies squeeze into this tiny space to enjoy an unfailingly good gastronomic experience.

Service: 

Courteous, well informed and professional.

Location: 

Between St Mark’s and the Rialto, near lively Campo Santa Maria Formosa.

Price advice: 

Three courses will cost about 55 euros a head.

More information on Alle Testiere:

Price guide:
Expensive
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Italian, Modern, Seafood
Address:
Calle Mondo Novo, Castello 5801, Venice
Telephone:
041 5227220
Website:
http://www.osterialletestiere.it
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Noon-2pm; 7pm-10.30pm. Closed Mon & Sun. Closed Christmas-mid Jan & Aug.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Always essential
Free tags / Keywords:
Wine

Have you been to Alle Testiere? Would you recommended it?