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La Mascareta (Osteria-Enoteca)

Castello, 5183 Calle Lunga Santa Maria Formosa, Venice, Italy (Castello)
0415230744
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Ranked #116 of 1,216 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $14 - $22
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Castello
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Toronto
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We ventured in bases on reviews and were not disappointed. The staff was friendly an attentive but not intrusive. We shared the antipasto platter and the flavours were so rich and varied. Wine by the glass is more than by the bottle (and very reasonable either way) so you can pair with each course. The waiters are only too happy... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We had reservations made by our B&B and when we arrived it did not appear that they were necessary. The restaurant pretty close to where we were staying just a few minutes from the Bridge of Sighs. We were seated in the front section of the restaurant which contained a half dozen tables, one of which was occupied by 2... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

My fiancé and I went here after reading the reviews on trip adviser and it was worthy of the good reviews. Great wine selection and friendly people. The food was uncomplicated, tastey and perfectly cooked. The wine perfect. For two main meals, a bottle of wine and one desert it came to €70

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Fabulous welcome with enormous knowledge of Gins. There are over 80 in the restaurant and all come with a story. Definitely recommended to all gin and wine lovers.

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Atlanta
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The waiter was very handsome, which was a saving grace for this weary traveler. The food was adequate, the wine delicious (it is a wine bar first and foremost, and they will sell you the wine whether you want it or not). I wouldn't necessarily go there again; I'm sure there are better places, but it was OK and part... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Booking a table for 9pm is on the late side for a traditional restaurant but La Mascareta was buzzing the whole time we were there. The waiter who looked after us for the whole night was excellent. When we couldn't decide between courses, he suggested that they could split and share the courses between my wife and me, enabling us... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Very nice restaurant. Authentic atmosphere. The waiters know their job very well. You get the whole story behind a wine or dish - lovely!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Excellent food. Place had a great vibe. The owner and host was very helpful and selected a perfect wine which was terrific. The lasagne was the best we ate.

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Venice
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Stumbled across this place by chance and it was absolutey superb. Good wine selection. By far the best part was the fresh fish and the lamb. I live on the coast and am no stranger to seafood, but this was seriously some of the best fish I've ever had. The roasted lamb was perfect and fell right off the bone.... More

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California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We had a fabulous dinner here. Stars were the guinea hen and the lamb shanks. Both were incredible. Wasn't wild about the gnocchi with duck--if I didn't know it was duck I would never have guessed it. The tiramisu was killer though. I've never tasted anything that good! My husband wanted to go back just for that the next night!

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