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L'Osteria di Santa Marina

#62 of 1,217 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Castello
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Campo Santa Marina 5911, Venice, Italy
041-528-5239
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7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tue - Sat 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 54
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  • 19
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  • 21
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A traditional gem of a restaurant

This is a traditional restaurant tucked away but well worth a visit. The food is excellent and the service charming. It is good value.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Brighton, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This is a traditional restaurant tucked away but well worth a visit. The food is excellent and the service charming. It is good value.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Excelent steak tartar, main dishes only OK... We tried a pasta with shrimps, that was not tasteful, and there was not even a whole shrimp. And a steam sea bass that was also only so so...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This was the best meal we experienced in Venice. Without a doubt you should go for the Venetian tasting menu. At 70 euros for 7 courses it does not price you out like many tasting menus and delivered above expectation - the octopus was the best I've had. The waiter was knowledgeable and advised us to try a better suited... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I know that some people evaluated this place as good... But it's horrible! The food... The foie gras was dead!!!! No taste at All!!! I did pay because We tried and it was my birthday, my husband and I didn't want to make a scene there... I have alergie to fish eggs and the waiter could not understend What that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We visited the restaurant in search of authentic Venetian cuisine and we found it. All dishes were exquisite so it is worth the search for the location. We got lost on our way there from Saint Marc's as the map was not accurate. On the downside is the service which is very average. The owner is very businesslike, she shows... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We had the Summer tasting menu with paired wine and were blown away. So delicious! The service was fantastic too, they were so attentive and helpful. Great great place for a special meal!

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Open-air dining in a wonderful piazza, opted for the taster menu for a true flavour of Venetian cuisine and weren't disappointed. Faultless, we were impressed by both the food and the service.

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Graz, Austria
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Although in the past I had good experiences in this restaurant, a few days ago when I wrote to reserve a table I was asked to pay 50% of the bill at the moment of the reservation. Besides, for a table of 8 they did not allow a-la-carte dinner but only a choice between two fixed menus (they wrote in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We found this place by chance away from the tourist traps. The prices are high but the quality of the food and the chef skills are worth it. The service was absolutely perfect. Although this is a fairly classy place and we were young and dressed in sport clothes we felt the waiter treated us with the same respect as... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Large choice of sandwiches and smaller stuff. I drank better housewines than the one presented to me here.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Campo Santa Marina 5911, Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Castello
  • Neighborhood: Castello
  • Phone Number: 041-528-5239

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Doing business
Open Hours
Monday
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Castello

Neighborhood Profile
Castello
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 neighborhood 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.