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L'Osteria di Santa Marina

Campo Santa Marina 5911, Venice, Italy (Castello)
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Ranked #67 of 1,214 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Castello
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

There are no sweeping views of the Grand Canal, and the square the restaurant is in is pretty quiet so not much in the way of people watching going on. But what you do get is fantastic food, a great wine selection and friendly, relaxed service. The food is beautifully presented and the portions surprisingly big. Star of the show... More

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Beaufort, South Carolina
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

I cannot express how utterly overwhelmed I was at this fantastic restaurant! Recommended by a fried, fellow foodie, and touted as a remarkable restaurant! YES! YES! YES! I am a traveling Chef and I can tell with great honesty and conviction this is one of the best restaurants in ALL of Europe. Not Michlin 3 Start type deal. Just sincere,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

Having read a review of this restaurant months ago, I decided to book it for a 25th anniversary trip to Venice. I reserved I online before the trip to be sure of getting a table. The staff were welcoming and friendly and the food, although not cheap, was very, very good. I must admit, my eyes popped out a bit... More

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London, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I liked mostly "dessert": the quality was really rare! All the meal was of high level. You can eat outside ( better than inside) and even if it costs almost like restaurant in London i can assure you that it worths.

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Brussels, Belgium
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Delicious food and good service. Do not have the menu unless you are really starving, given the generous portions. In my experience, best to eat à la carte. Outside tables on a pretty square. Have been there a number of times over the last few years. Good value for money considering its many qualities.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We went here for my Birthday and ordered the set menu (if I remember well it was 7 courses). I absolutely adored the food and am still craving for some of the dishes we had. It was very elegant venetian cuisine, with beautiful presentation elevating the protein. We had rouget fillet with foie gras shavings, slow roasted veal cheeks on... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We were looking for somewhere away from St Mark's Square and read a recommendation in the UK's Daily Telegraph (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destination/italy/venice/33612/Venice-restaurants.html ), and their review was spot on. A nice twisty walk from our hotel and you come across a quiet square and are able to sit outside in a balmy evening. Service was friendly, wine choice excellent, and food was... More

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We spent the first night of our honeymoon eating here. It was fabulous and the staff were excellent and very accommodating when we asked to move indoors due to slight mosquito troubles on the outside terrace. We opted for the tasting menu and it was excellent - every course was faultless in it's presentation and taste. This is a great... More

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I went to this restaurant in Venice and really appreciated the food and the service. It has good pastas and a very good wine list. It is a little expensive but it's a good relation "quality" vs "price".

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Hilton, KZN
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This is a very up-market excellent rewstaurant, situated on a charming little square right opposite the Hotel Santa Marina. It is in easy walking distance of St Marco's square and the Doge's palace. The service was good and the food beautifully presented. The wines were delightful. It is fairly pricey, but we all felt that we had got what we... More

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