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Osteria-Enoteca

#145 of 1,211 Restaurants in Venice
#168 of 1,300 Places to Eat in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
Castello
Italian, Wine Bar
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Castello, 5183 Calle Lunga Santa Maria Formosa, Venice, Italy
0415230744
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Reservations

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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
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Great food, great service and a lovely local wine to match it all! We dropped by on a Thursday around 19:30 without a reservation, but were lucky to get a table in a corner so that our 5 month old baby could sit in his stroller. The waiter was also very helpful and gave us a speeded service when... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
A_Warners
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Helsingborg, Sweden
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The name is really Enoiteca Mascareta. The listing was difficult to find in tripadvisor since it is not listed as such. Regardless, Our friends who live in Venice suggested we drop in on this place for some wine and little bites. The place is known for its fresh succulent oysters. It was delicious and perfect. We also had a plate... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Too expensive for what it is; I had expected great wines that complement the food, but our waiter didn't really make an effort. The result: average housewines, to go with a (tasty, well prepaired) steak. Not really worth the walk. There were enough wines to taste though, so maybe you should just go there for a glass of wine?

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Helsingborg, Sweden
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Great food, great service and a lovely local wine to match it all! We dropped by on a Thursday around 19:30 without a reservation, but were lucky to get a table in a corner so that our 5 month old baby could sit in his stroller. The waiter was also very helpful and gave us a speeded service when the... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We were only in Venice for 2 nights. Our first restaurant recommendation left a bit to be desired. On the second night, the owner of our hotel suggested we visit Mascareta to have a good meal in a typical local restaurant. It was a bit of a challenge to find it from our hotel but that's on us. When we... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We were recommended this place by our B&B owner. The first night we went it was full and was not receiving any additional customers. We went right at 7pm opening time the next day AND the day after that. It was THAT good. The smoked eel from the lagoon was so flavourful and tasty. But that was trumped by the... More 

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Rovinj, Croatia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Lovely wine and 'taier misto' in a relaxed atmosphere surrounded by glorious wine and gins tempted us to stay for dinner. We decided we really should be adventurous and experience another location - but should not have moved on - particularly as we managed to leave behind a wallet. The staff went the extra mile to track us down -... More 

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London
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89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We were recommended to eat here by our B&B and weren't disappointed. We were there on a Monday night so wasn't too busy. The food was very good and I really enjoyed the wines. You need a bit of trust and they have a selection - we had whites with the starter and red with mains. They opened a bottle... More 

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Houston
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This is a small restaurant with only a few tables, lots of wine bottles displayed, wall art all over, and a wait staff of 3. We got there at 7:05 right after it opened, there were already 10 people seated, and by 7:30 the place was filled. Pretty popular. Service was somewhat chaotic, with waiters running back and forth between... More 

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Berrima, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We were told to wait 5 minutes for a table - I think it's house policy. We (2) were shown to a table, given menus. This is a wine-centred establishment, but my friend felt like a Campari to start; no Campari. "I can make you a good gin and tonic". My knowledge of Italian wines is limited and there is... More 

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Harpenden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

First impressions weren't great. Service was initially lackadaisical and it took quite a bit of time to order (and receive) food and drink. But over time, we warmed to the place. Our table of four shared several large starter plates, all of which were very good. The tiramisu is also worth a trip. But the winner was ordering a couple... More 

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Additional Information about Osteria-Enoteca

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, Wine Bar

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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, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine

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Staying in Castello

Neighborhood Profile
Castello
Castello is the largest of the six sestieri (districts), and the only one not facing onto the Grand Canal. More than half of Castello is situated within Arsenale, the naval base, which occupies over one-fifth the area of Venice. This gentrified maritime neighborhood feels busy but casual. Castello’s side streets are laid back, with small boats lining canals criss-crossed by laundry. Semiannual exhibitions add a strong artsy current to the Arsenale area. Via Garibaldi in Castello, with its shops and bars, has one of Venice's rare straight and wide boulevards. When a large ship turns around the Lido to enter the Giudecca Canal, the startling sight creates an illusion that it will run aground right on Via Garibaldi! Families treasure Giardini near the island's tip, green with rare trees and grass, and Riva degli Schiavoni is a popular spot for Venetians to take a stroll to watch the sunset.