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Osteria ai Assassini

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San Marco
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Sestiere San Marco 3695, 30124 Venice, Italy
+39 041 528 7986
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New York
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20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our concierge recommended this restaurant. It is a local "mom and pop" place with fresh food where selections change based on the market. The menu is in Italian, but the extremely friendly and helpful waiter translated for us. The pastas were fresh, the antipasti with a variety of cheeses and charcuterie was delicious and dessert was good as well. Just... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

After five days of wandering around the back streets of Venice looking for 'the place' to eat and being continually disappointed, we found this little gem for our last lunch. The menu changes daily, a good sign, and is very reasonably priced. Excellent local dishes with real flavour and a very friendly owner.

1 Thank mouse393
Coventry, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We arrived at nearly 8pm and there was no one there, but most of the tables were booked and it quickly filled up, mostly with Italians. The menu is only in Italian, because it changes daily. The food was nice, but the main courses could have done with a bit more sauce. The service slowed down as the place filled... More 

1 Thank Diana W
Leyland, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We found this in the rain quite late on our last night. It's a lovely place inside and we were given a warm welcome despite arriving after 9pm when it closed at 10pm. The menu was in Italian but the person taking the order translated for us and pointed out the vegetarian things for us. The food and wine was... More 

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Stockholm County, Sweden
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We ended up here a Saturday evening, not really by choise but as all places we tried were booked out. We were a bit apprehensive as the restaurant was half empty and all other in the neighbourhood were full. As it were, everything was reserved apart from one table which we got. Service was cheerful, our waiter spoke fluent English... More 

Thank fredrikn262
Epsom, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

With a small menu we were expecting a place that took care to produce decent food. We were wrong. Complicated descriptions on the menu turned out to be grilled chicken and chips with nothing else on the plate and lukewarm meatballs in tomato sauce with chips. The only saving grace was my husband's bean soup which was very tasty.

Thank Cath212
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

OK food and good wine but super slow service. You can count on a 3h lunch, even before the coffee is served...

Thank DanCimpean
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Started off poor and ended poor. The older waiter who seemed to be in charge was rude, rushed us to make decisions, and condescending. Just because every other American that comes knows no Italian (how to speak it or to read it) don't assume everyone's that way and need to be treated like children. We've been in Italy almost 3... More 

Thank Natasha D
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Dined here 20 years ago. Fun and very good food. Went 3 nights ago and it was so very disappointing! Would not recommend at all. Very very disappointing. Ordered scallopini and received three small slivers of pork with chips. Just awful.

Thank bryant04
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is a hidden gem in the quite assassini street, we had dinner there on a Wednesday and we learned that they change the menu on a daily basis to serve fresh food Don't worry about the Italian menu, the waiter who helped us spoke English and French and translated the menu describing the dishes in a way that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sestiere San Marco 3695, 30124 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Marco
  • Neighbourhood: San Marco
  • Phone Number: +39 041 528 7986

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in San Marco

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San Marco
The most famous sestiere (district) in Venice has one of the world's most famous squares, St. Mark's (Piazza San Marco). Anchored on one end by the basilica, clustered around it are restaurants, museums, shops, orchestras playing in the square, pigeons, the grand pink Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), the soaring campanile bell tower, an astrological clock tower, plus gorgeous cafes and restaurants like Florian and Quadri. Piazza San Marco is beloved by Venetians themselves. They book a table anytime, which offers a buffer from the fray. This grand outdoor drawing room attracts Venetians for a stroll too, especially late in the afternoon when the hoards of daytrippers thin out. It's simply a grand place to meet.
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