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La Mascareta (Osteria-Enoteca)

#130 of 1,203 Restaurants in Venice
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Castello
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Castello, 5183 Calle Lunga Santa Maria Formosa, Venice, Italy
0415230744
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Bar scene
Local cuisine

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  • 266
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    Very good
  • 43
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  • 13
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  • 30
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Amazing food, Amazing wine what more do you want?

After reading the reviews we knew we had to make an appearance for dinner. We like to steer away from the tacky tourist traps so this was just what we were after. The waiters were welcoming and very patient with my very indecisive boyfriend. The food was amazing and tasted so good and their own... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Sofie M
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

After reading the reviews we knew we had to make an appearance for dinner. We like to steer away from the tacky tourist traps so this was just what we were after. The waiters were welcoming and very patient with my very indecisive boyfriend. The food was amazing and tasted so good and their own Prosecco was top notch. We... More 

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Coral Gables, Florida
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15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This small gem is off the beaten path. We arrived late on a very cold night. I stepped inside to see if they had room to accommodate our party. It was warm, crowded and noisy, my glasses fogged over completely and a completely drunk patron, from a table of heavy drinking locals, started loudly, to make what I deduced to... More 

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Walnut Creek
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

My husband & I dined here for New Year's Eve, 2014. It was perhaps the best restaurant meal we've had (if not in the top 5 so as not to slight other favorite places.) Service was professional and as the evening approached midnight we felt as if we had been invited to a party. The fabulous host kept an eye... More 

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Zurich
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We dropped by at Mascareta for a glass of nice wine, looking for a slightly larger selection than usually available at the standard osteria. Obviously we didn't quite fit the bill of wine enthusiasts for the waiter. We were informed that the usual open wines were good enough for us. The mixed meat and cheese platter was pre-assembled some time... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Delicious food and an even better choice of wine and open surprisingly late for a city that is normally asleep by midnight. After dinner I love their made tiramisù.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The food here is so fresh and seasonal AND delicious! Also, the local organic wine was perfect with the food ordered.

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Balmain, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Enjoyed our meal here. It's a traditinal osteria menu but done well (everything made on premises and no pizza in sight). We left our wine choices to the sommelier and they were great matches to our fish soup and braised beef cheek. The beef cheek was so tender and subtly spiced. Our young children thought their duck and beef ragu... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I found the address through a blog. While dubious at first (after all Venice has its share of tourist traps), I tasted the food. Any item on the menu will provide your taste buds with joy they never knew they could feel. Also trust their choice of wine.

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Oslo, Norway
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56 reviews 56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Small, simple, lively ... and excellent food and wine! This place is known for its slow food principle, and this, matched with their hand-picked wine options, makes it is a great place for a meal. No white cloths or big style, but the service is very good and friendly. Last time I had a very special prosecco which looks a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by our b'n'b. It is centrally located, typically Venetian decor and has a great atmosphere! Food was tasty and prices reasonable. Wine selection is vast.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Castello, 5183 Calle Lunga Santa Maria Formosa, Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Castello
  • Neighborhood: Castello
  • Phone Number: 0415230744

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 22
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?