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Osteria ai Assassini

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San Marco, 3695, 30124 Venice, Italy
0039 041 5287986
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Dinner for six

They had a fish night when we were there. The food was exellent and we had a lot of fun with the owner. When you are in Venice its a place to go for Dinner. But it's worth to make a reservation.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We had simple pasta dishes - two recommended by the waiter. One inedible the other woefully uninspired. The wine smelled of vinegar. The bread, despite a variety of colors, lacked any taste or texture.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

If only we had known what a disappointment this was going to be. Our guide book advised it as fresh local produce with a local clientele. We entered and were rushed to a table and a menu arrived about 5minutes later. There was no atmosphere and no locals. The manager finally approached us and gave us the menu and when... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I took my friends there for dinner 3 days ago as I had enjoyed eating there with my sister some years previously. The staff were very friendly at first. However, we soon discovered that the pasta was pre-cooked and had been left standing so it was sticky and luke warm and everything was just disappointing. When we queried the cover... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

They had a fish night when we were there. The food was exellent and we had a lot of fun with the owner. When you are in Venice its a place to go for Dinner. But it's worth to make a reservation.

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Williton, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Our lettings agent recommended this restaurant as excellent with local fresh food & a daily menu change to reflect freshness & availability of the produce. Used also by the locals & said to be so popular that we should book. Unable to book, we arrived at 7.30 & were immediately marched to a table where the female owner threw the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

When you arrive at the restaurant and it's filled with men wearing striped shirts (gondoliers not convicts) you know you're eating with the locals. The spaghetti with black cabbage was great and so were the ricotta and spinach filled agnoletti. The cold cuts were also excellent. Whatever you do, don't come here expecting pizza and spaghetti pomodoro though I'm sure... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

After reading through the reviews on here about the excellent food & 'Venetian' experience and the need to book in advance to get a table, we sought out this restaurant and happily managed to get a table relatively quickly. The menu was in italian and is supposedly changed everyday. However, whilst waiting for our food, we observed other dishes coming... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We should have checked and then we'd have realised that Saturday is fish night. Oops! Jonathon is allergic to fish but the was looked after very well and served some delicious veggie pasta while I enjoyed lovely sea bass. Very busy so you need to book.

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Rome, Italy
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I went there following a recommendation by the German food magazin "essen und trinken". I had booked a table in advance but when I arrived I had the feeling it was a burden to assign a table to me. I did not like the one given to me and asked for another one which I finally got after some discussions... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

During our recent week in Venice we had meals in the Harry's Bar and Poste Vecie restaurants. Not cheap but really enjoyed them. The food in this place however was great too, but so was the service and the atmosphere, so we returned on our last night to say a proper goodbye to Venice. Doesn't look much from outside, but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: San Marco, 3695, 30124 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Marco
  • Neighborhood: San Marco
  • Phone Number: 0039 041 5287986

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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Staying in San Marco

Neighborhood Profile
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.