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US$54 - US$96
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Northern-Italian
Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer
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Reviewed 13 September 2020

A delightful restaurant, the staff offered a friendly welcome and were helpful with explaining the menu. The food was amazing! great prosecco and wine! We had a wonderful and special evening.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 9 February 2020 via mobile

I just had a delicious dinner in this very Venetian restaurant. Everything is local.. From the fish to the team 😊 I am Italian and I know what I am talking about! Best food ever!!! Amazing service from the waiter and very funny and professional...sommelier. We had the privilege to meet the chef/howner.. A very charming gentleman. They treat us as loyal customers even if it was our first time there. I wanted to have a nice and romantic weekend in Venice with my fiance and I have to say that having dinner in this amazing place made everything even better. Thanks to all of you guys for the very welcome treatment.. We really appreciate it.. (and loved the mom's cake for breakfast) Keep going with the good and hard job. Valentina from Trieste.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 30 January 2020

This little restaurant has everything to recommend it. It is a delightful space, the food is top quality and beautifully cooked and the staff could not be more obliging. When I swooned over the Chocolate Bonne dessert - definitely not one to miss - the...chef even promised to send me the recipe. Does it get any better than that? When we arrived we were hungry and had walked across Venice to get there. Portions are generous and the whole experience left us feeling that we were cruising back to the hotel.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 13 January 2020

Liked the place overall. The cources are tasty, of the right size. Nice pricing. Liked that the waiter didn't hurry us and didnt push anything while we were thinking.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 6 January 2020

As already pointed out in a former review, I first visited Osteria Trefanti in September 2018 and since then treasure it as a culinary highlight in Venice. So I could not wait to be back, and felt extremely privileged to spend FOUR exceptionally delightful nights...here during my stay before Christmas. As I see it, Umberto's cuisine has even got more balanced, letting the perfectness of the ingredients sparkle… he is definitely my favourite chef. What has changed since my first visit: Chef Umberto is now supported by Maitre Simone, who is the perfect and most sensitive link between the kitchen and the guests in the dining room. I have to follow a special diet which not always makes it easy to dine out, and may sound like a nuisance to people who do not understand. – But I will never forget the moment when Simone sat down next to me in order to take his time and talk to me – literally – on eye level about what Umberto should prepare to make me happy. Needless to say that those taylor-made dishes – for instance the beloved capesante, which I tried in three different versions; puristic best-ever fish with polenta and herby potatoes; and gnocchetti with prawns, to die for… – were fantastic, and, as far as I am concerned, cannot be compared to anything else in the world. It's all about the Venetian spirit of hospitality and passion… and a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere with always a smile or a joke in the twinkle of the eye. Grazie infinite, Umberto & Simone e tutti del team, per serate indimenticabili piene d'amicizia e d'ospitalità - o posso dire: VENEZIATÀ! Non vedo l'ora tornare ad Aprile… AngelikaMore

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 30 December 2019 via mobile

We went to this restaurant on recommendation from a local and were not disappointed. The Menu was all seafood and it was absolutely melt in your mouth delicious. The staff were very very friendly stopping to chat, laugh and answer our many questions. It’s a...very small restaurant with a cosy intimate feel almost as if you’re dining at someone’s home. We walked almost 30 minutes to get here from San Marco but it was definitely worth it!!More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 26 December 2019

This excellent little restaurant is set alongside a canal in a quieter part of Venice. It is quite small and so if you want to delight in their exceptional seafood you are well advised to book. We enjoyed an outstanding 3 course meal, which in...the entree and main course featured their excellent seafood. The service was very professional and attentive, without being intrusive. This was our best meal in Venice by a long shot and very much deserves a visit.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 10 December 2019 via mobile

Very good meal! We let the server choose our wine and it was delicious! Warm and cozy atmosphere. Service was great and prices were reasonable.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 13 November 2019

I found this place from another review, and was glad I did. Let me preface this by saying directions and finding places in Venice in the dark can be more than a bit challenging. We were staying up near the train station so from our...hotel, this was just a matter of two bridges and three turns. This restaurant is very tiny, but for such a small restaurant the selection on the menu was more than adequate. The food was freshly prepared, the fish tasted very fresh, and the wine selection more than satisfactory. In overly expensive Venice, a good restaurant that isn't over-priced is very welcome, and one with the quality of ingredients and preparation is exceptional.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 6 October 2019

Worth every cent - make sure to book. This restaurant was tiny, and the staff were amazing. We went here because of the great reviews and I'm more than happy to be adding another excellent review! All the ingredients are fresh and the flavours are...simple and perfectly balanced. It's a little pricier than other seafood restaurants in the area but it's more than worth it for the service, experience and beautiful quality of the dishes.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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1 September 2019|
Response from javimarkina | Reviewed this property |
Its a razor shell and it’s delicious, as all the dishes of the restaurant.
6 January 2019|
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Response from jonadoc | Reviewed this property |
Yes and everyone there spoke enough English to help with anything that was not clear. Plus, ask for the chef’s mother’s cakes for dessert. They were amazing!
12 September 2018|
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Response from Sudipto65 | Reviewed this property |
I would say around 100 EUR with a bottle of wine
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  • Osteria Trefanti is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4.5