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La Mascareta (Osteria-Enoteca)

Castello, 5183 Calle Lunga Santa Maria Formosa, Venice, Italy (Castello)
0415230744
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Ranked #119 of 1,209 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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English first
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

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
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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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Chicago, Illinois
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229 reviews 229 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

My wife and I dined here while vacationing in Venice last month. She knew of it since an Italian winemaker friend told us about it (they have a great list with Italian and Champagne focus). The ambience is very warm and cozy, and the service was also. We started with a bottle of their house Prosecco (delicious) and some charcuterie... More

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Castellina in Chianti
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Came here on my honeymoon on a recommendation from our B&B (Residenza de l'Osmarin). Seemed like a local spot with a great wine list. We drank the organic white with no sulfites which was very reasonably priced and tasted great. The food was done well, my wife had the seafood pasta dish and I had a very nice steak dish.... More

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Nice, France
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We had dinner at La Mascareta with our 13 year old grandson early in July. We had read good reviews on TA and decided to try this restaurant. We booked a reservation and we were glad we did. We started with an entree of a variety of cheese and sausages. It was plenty for the three of us to share... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This restaurant was good - the food and the wine were both delicious. However, I have a sour taste in my mouth about this restaurant because of the way we were served wine. We ordered a bottle of Chianti Classico, but were served Chianti. Knowing a little something about the wine regions of Italy, we knew these were different wines.... More

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Winter Garden, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

Walked in with no reservation at 8pm and our party of three was accommodated. Place was empty but packed full by the time we left at 10pm. Service was excellent and English no problem. Highlights were spaghetti and clams, lasagna, and be sure to save room for the tiramisu. It was the best we had in all of Venezia. Wine... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Decided to revisit La Mascareta again after two years. So glad we did. Although Mauro the owner wasn't around this year the food was every bit as good. The Chef's Platter is a wonderful starter to share, with lots of local cold cuts and cheeses and olives, fruity olive oil and bread. I had the lasagne again which is brilliant... More

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Concord, New Hampshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We were intrigued by this place when we walked by in the late afternoon and heard rock and roll playing inside. We made a point to come back after our walk, and arrived a few minutes before opening, but there were two young women sitting at an outside table drinking glasses of wine, so we thought we could do the... More

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