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La Mascareta (Osteria-Enoteca)

Castello, 5183 Calle Lunga Santa Maria Formosa, Venice, Italy (Castello)
0415230744
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Ranked #138 of 1,195 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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Oslo, Norway
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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 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
25 helpful votes 25 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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125 reviews 125 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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Avignon, France
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Visit definitely worth it for this little gem where every wine on the list is available even by the glass, a short and fresh menu and then certainly for the extravagant owner who dresses as he pleases (note shoes, bow tie) and enjoys a good "cin cin" at the tables. Fun place for easygoing foodies.

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Weymouth, England
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Not far from St Marks Square, in Calle Lunga nr san Maria Formosa square, lies this popular restaurant/wine bar. It is normally bookings only but you may be very lucky and walk in when they open at 7pm. Tables at the back are typically close together but the food was delicious on the 2 occasions we managed to book during... More 

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46 reviews 46 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

party of 4, and everyone agreed that everything was delicious. We speak very little Italian. The waiter was patient and helpful. He made excellent suggestions. This restaurant was one of 2 recommendations by our hotel, given that we were checking in at 10 pm. The restaurant is located in a tiny dark alley (but most things are, in Venice). It's... More 

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Wrexham County, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We spent our last night in Venice at La Mascareta following reading good reviews on trip advisor and we were not disappointed. Gorgeous food, friendly staff and great atmosphere. I would certainly recommend the real prosecco.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We visited this restaurant as recommended by our guidebook and were very impressed by it. It is a small restaurant with a cosy feel, the selection of local wines on offer is great. The food was excellent, I chose the lamb which was cooked to perfection and paired a glass of red wine with it. I would recommend this restaurant,... 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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