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Osteria Al Mascaron

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Castello 5525, Calle Lunga Santa Maria Formosa | Non E' AL Lido MA A Venezia, 30122 Venice, Italy
+39 041 522 5995
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I had dinner at Osteria al Mascaron the first night we spent in Venezia. It is a very low key, authentic place. I wanted to try this place after reading the reviews in various websites. Glad we went! Our waiter recommended the house wine and antipasto. We also ordered the lobster pasta. Everything was delicious! We finished... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We arrived around dusk in Venice and very hungry. It was the first weekend of Carnival and the hotel said their go-to recommendations were booked! We just started to wander away from the main crowd and stumbled on Mascaron. We are so happy we did. Great neighborhood spot. We didn't have a reservation but they still gave us a great... More 

1 Thank jhole813
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Received a recommendation from Simone in Verona (hotel Firenze); great place to stay if Verona. Stefano treated us like royalty in his restaurant. We went for dinner then back following day for lunch. The food was spectacular!! Service outstanding. Atmosphere bello! Definitely a MUST while in Venice

Thank Pete A
Monza, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

The Restaurant (Osteria) has a very warm atmosphere in a typical Italian/Venice style. The staff is very friendly and nice. Food, especially fish, is very good and well cooked. A place to come back!

Thank Peter E
Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

We had a great lunch of a mixed seafood platter to share, followed by plates of pasta and fish soup; washed it all down with the house red, kibitzed with our local friend Pietro and with the owner/waiter Angel, and who would even want to head back into the December cold? Try it. It is a nice spot for a... More 

Thank Anna G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Came here off the Rick Steves' tip and it didn't disappoint. Service was great, tables were full around lunch time but we didn't have to wait. I got the fruiti di mare and my husband got the lasagna. He said the lasagna was good but nothing special. My meal, however, was fresh seafood in a very simple sauce just to... More 

1 Thank Erika M
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

The staff at our hotel gave a few recommendations on where to eat - thankfully Osteria Al Mascaron was one. Best meal we had in Venice. The fish soup was marvellous, pasta on point, and the best Tiramisu anywhere!

Thank CanadianTraveller600
Rome, Italy
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

We felt in a tourist trap. The food was mediocre, we had the impression that they gave us leftovers instead of baccala' a la vicentina. The service was ok. We definitively do not advice it.

Thank Eleonora_673
Moscow, Russia
2 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

I don't get all the exiting reviews about this place. I ordered the primi plati (min two people) which was enough for just one person. Quality of food - below mediocre. Nothing special at all. The secondi plato was the local Venetian liver dish. It was just as unstasteful as the small 2-person dish. Decided to skip the deserts.

Thank galosha
Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Simple dishes done to perfection. Actually something past that, addiction maybe. Bolognese, pesto, pomodoro with aglio (garlic). And great personalities and feel good music.

Thank Carly M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castello 5525, Calle Lunga Santa Maria Formosa | Non E' AL Lido MA A Venezia, 30122 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Castello
  • Neighbourhood: Castello
  • Phone Number: +39 041 522 5995

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Staying in Castello

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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 strong artsy current to the Arsenale area. Via Garibaldi in Castello, with its shops and bars, has one of Venice's rare straight and wide boulevards. When a large ship turns around the Lido to enter the Giudecca Canal, the startling sight creates an illusion that it will run aground right on Via Garibaldi! Families treasure Giardini near the island's tip, green with rare trees and grass, and Riva degli Schiavoni is a popular spot for Venetians to take a stroll to watch the sunset.
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