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L'Osteria di Santa Marina

#53 of 1,206 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
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Campo Santa Marina 5911, Venice, Italy
+39 041 528 5239
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tue - Sat 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Feel that they really couldn't careless if you did or didn't enjoy the experience just a Cash crop the food is very average and the wine over priced. 200 euro bill gave them a 12.5% tip the boss man turned his nose up at it. It really wasn't worth that.

Thank foodie_56_2011
Siena, Italy
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

very nice and romantic place in a very quite "campo" in Venice! Elegant and careful in the details! very nice and very good meals! the only thing I did not like was that we have chosen a wine and the waiter suggested/forced to try another one... it was a good wine but I think they do not have to change... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic food. Initial impression of the maitre di was poor. Not very welcoming if you are early and clearly they dont need to bend over backwards for customers. Swallow that and bear it because the food is worth it. Ultimately we found the best way to deal with this guy was to try and make him smile. It was hard... More 

Thank Hywel T
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food good staff just ok but we really felt we were not welcome in this restaurant... may be we didn't match with theirs target

Thank lud2008
Manchester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tricky to find but make the effort as it is well worth it. High quality cheffing with a nice choice of tasting menu and a la carte. Excellent wine list. Great non fussy service. A place for visitors and locals. Comfortable dining room allowing good dining conversations.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I have walked past Osteria di Santa Marina so many times, on previous trips to Venice. I’ve even bought cakes from the superb bakery next door but up to this visit – never eaten there. I didn’t know what I was missing. We popped in on a quiet lunchtime, after reading glowing recommendations from internet food bloggers,... More 

Thank JandApe
Swansea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

This is a very small restaurant, so if one or two tables don't show up then their profit margins will be hit hard- this could explain why they are sometimes a bit sticky over reservations. So to avoid disappointment book, confirm your booking and turn up on time, not too early as there is little space to wait and not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

We visited this restaurant on our last night in Venice. We reserved a table after reading some of the reviews on trip advisor expecting it to be good but always taking very good reviews with a pinch of salt until we have experienced it personally . Well , oh my goodness , the meal was fabulous , we went for... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

My wife and I visited for our Anniversary. We had a fantastic evening and went with their tasting menu which was stunning. Beautiful presentation, really beautiful flavours and we really enjoyed the pace at which they served the food. It wasn't too fast and wasn't too slow! The waiters were all really friendly and made some great local wine recommendations.... More 

Thank dunc13
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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52 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

We are in Venice celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. I booked this particular restaurant weeks in advance. I had my hotel confirm 2hours prior to the reservation and they said they canceled my reservation the day prior, because I had not confirmed. They never gave me any communication what so ever to tell me to do this or I would... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Campo Santa Marina 5911, Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Castello
  • Neighborhood: Castello
  • Phone Number: +39 041 528 5239

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Staying in Castello

Neighborhood Profile
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.
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