Alle Testiere: "fresh seafood, cozy setting..." Osteria Alle Testiere Tip by marktynernyc

Osteria Alle Testiere, Venice: 4 reviews and 3 photos

The restaurant is fairly easy to find - just head for S. Maria Formosa - just off the square across a small bridge. It is very small, probably 10 tables at most - there are two seatings every night they're open. After an apertif, started with soft shelled crabs - these were great. Very small (one could easily fit on a Ritz cracker, now there's a thought) - just pop the whole crab, claws and all, into to your mouth. The crabs had been dressed with something that gave them just a little acidic bite - very fresh. For my primi - gnocci with prawns and mushrooms. The gnocci were so light and they melted in my mouth - the brown sauce was delicious - the prawns were ever so tiny, slightly crunchy. My secondo was red mullet in a mint sauce - this dish was a let down. For dessert local cheeses, followed by espresso and grappa. The waiter had suggested a nice bottle of white. Bill came to around 90E.

Address: Calle del Mondo Novo, Castello
Price Comparison: more expensive than average
Phone: 0415227220
Price: US$41 and up
Rating: 3
Theme: Local

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  • Written Dec 15, 2005
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