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La Mascareta (Osteria-Enoteca)

Castello, 5183 Calle Lunga Santa Maria Formosa, Venice, Italy (Castello)
0415230744
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Ranked #127 of 1,201 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $14 - $22
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: Castello
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert

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Zurich
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Rochester, Minnesota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Very good service, great wine selection. My wife had the pork knuckle which after 3 days of seafood was perfect for her. My spaghetti with clams was good but not fabulous. Very nice atmosphere and good wine for very good price.

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Istanbul
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

A great local feel in a touristic area. Freshly prepared traditional food, wonderful cheeses and a huge selection of wines at 20 Euros per bottle, or 3 euros by the glass. Be sure to book as it fills up quickly, the staff are very helpful and friendly and happy to recommend wines to go with the food you choose. We... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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127 reviews 127 reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

the wine selection is excellent, the service is good, the ambiance is great! I come here for their Burrata - a cheese pouch filled with soft cheese, and served with small wonderful tomatoes and drizzled with oil. It sounds like an artery clogging meal but I am always hopeful that red wine will counteract that! For me it is worth... More 

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Address: Castello, 5183 Calle Lunga Santa Maria Formosa, Venice, Italy
Phone Number: 0415230744
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Castello
Average Prices: USD 14 - 22
Cuisine: Italian

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