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Osteria Al Mascaron

Calle Lunga Santa Maria Formosa, 522, 30122 Venice, Italy
+39 041 522 5995
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible10%
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“seafood” (44 reviews)
“antipasti” (33 reviews)
“panna cotta” (14 reviews)
Opens in 6 min
All hours
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Calle Lunga Santa Maria Formosa, 522, 30122 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We reserved this place in advance with the help of our hotel because it was close to our Hotel Scandinavia. It was nice that we were able to walk to dinner. The restaurant has some funky artwork and is Ital-typical looking inside. We ordered a...More

Thank GardaGal0912
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I heard this was a very popular traditional style eatery for locals. The grilled fish was good but not very big portion. It was smaller than a side. My friend had the seafood antipasto. Service was more grumpy than inviting. Not value for money Nor...More

Thank Edi C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They decided to change our order to avoid turning the oven on!! Instead, they gave us something that looked like tuna with mayonnaise

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were simply amazed with the seafood pasta with mussels and clams. We even ordered the second plate! We also tried pasta in tomato and basil. The baked chicken is average but the rest are amazing! Worth visiting!

Thank JessieGZS
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What I liked most about having lunch a al Mascaron was that we were given excellent service. We were seated at a great table for the two of us to talk. We were served without much interruption as we were very engaged in conversation during...More

Thank John P
Reviewed July 7, 2017 via mobile

One server in this restaurant made me quite upset. I asked him to bring the wine glass for my wine as he only brought me the cup for the water(even that water was not still water but was very flat sparkling water even though I...More

Thank gogogojiin
Reviewed July 1, 2017

This little restaurant is frequented by e gondoliers at lunch. We were there with friends for a wonderful dinner. We started with the caprese salad and the octopus salad. This was the first of the "real" tomatoes- nothing hot house about the taste here and...More

1  Thank Janet C
Reviewed June 30, 2017 via mobile

After walking around Piazza San Marcos say and trying to avoid the throngs of crowds, we stumbled upon Ossetia al Mascaron. It doesn't look like much from the outside and has a picture of a weird angry dog painted over the door, but the food...More

Thank Tony C
Reviewed June 24, 2017 via mobile

My daughter, husband and I went in based on the Tripadvisor stickers they displayed in doorway. After being seated, we waited a bit long for the waiter to take our order. The pasta is served at a 2 person minimum. We ordered 2 pasta dishes...More

Thank limbasciani
Reviewed June 22, 2017 via mobile

So surprised to read a few negative reviews here! We tried another restaurant that was packed, so the owner suggested Al Mascaron. We loved it! The food was delicious, but the service was what really made the experience. Our waiter was so welcoming and kind....More

Thank kristathomas
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
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March 31, 2016|
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Response from 14climber | Reviewed this property |
We ordered the pasta....no fish or seafood. Had a white sauce...pretty good. Overall, if you can't handle fish or seafood, I'd suggest a different restaurant. This restaurant wasn't as good as its rating by Rick Steves... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Lunga Santa Maria Formosa, 522, 30122 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Castello
  • Neighborhood: Castello
  • Phone Number: +39 041 522 5995
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