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L'Osteria di Santa Marina

#49 of 1,191 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
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Campo Santa Marina 5911, Venice, Italy
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tue - Sat 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were recommended this place by a friend of ours who lives in Venice and we were not disappointed. We chose the creative tasting menu with 8 courses, which cost 75 euro per person. The food was truly made with passion and love and you could taste their appreciation for food in each of their courses. I will definitely come... More 

Thank Maggie H
Hong Kong
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34 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was "solid", but was expecting something more special given the reviews and the reputation. Seems the restaurant has been chasing the tourist business as they try to hardsell the degustation options. Its seeks to be a modern interpretation of Venetian crusine but in my experience at least, it did not really pull it off and we had better... More 

Thank NGG-22
Les Planches-pres-Arbois, France
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114 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was not sure if I was going to like this restaurant, but it turned out to be fabulous. The food was delicious and very Italian, served well and we enjoyed being part of the Venetian evening of coming and going around the square and near by streets.

Thank Cheflizzie
New York City, New York
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Class on cute campo santa marina. Chic locals and tourists gather for excellent restaurant with friendly service with nice atmosphere. Home made squid ink pasta was my favorite. Excellent wines, friendly service and nice terrace. Although they are tolerant, this is more of a casual chic place. Shorts and flip flops not recommended. Went twice in our stay in Venice.... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had plans for another restaurant, but it was full so we called this place and got the last table... Nice setting on a quite plaza, we sat outside and was well looked after from the beginning. We ordered one starter to share, which was lovely, and before we had got a very nice local vine. We had pasta as... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

We went to l'Osteria di Santa Marina on the recommendation of our hotel, Al Cavalieri, and was not disappointed. We opted for the modern six course Tasting Menu, which was a real adventure into modern twists on Venetian / Italian food. The staff were great and let me substitute calamari for the Fois Gras which was delicious. If you want... More 

1 Thank sue h
Perth, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

We booked this restaurant after much research to celebrate our wedding in Venice with a small group of friends. We were not disappointed with our choice. They organized an inventive tasting menu for the table. The food was excellent, each course beautifully presented and enjoyed by all at the table. The staff were friendly and helpful. There is an extensive... More 

Thank Julia465
Pontefract, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

We had the inventive set menu as designed by the restaurant for our group of 7 celebrating our friends wedding. The food was excellent, my personal favourite course was the tuna tartare with egg yolk, so delicate and delicious. Other favourites around the table included the baby whole squid chargrilled, the duck breast and the cuttlefish linguine but all the... More 

Thank annieoakley19
Brooklyn, New York
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

There are plenty of places to eat seafood in Venice. This one is on a level of its own. The menu is modern and challenging, with lots of interesting combinations of ingredients (including plenty of raw fish and shell fish) that are perfectly executed. Extensive wine list with many local bottles. Service was generally spot on, but we did have... More 

Thank BrooklynTrekker
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

We booked a table for our small group to celebrate the marriage of friends. The staff were attentive, very knowledgeable about the wines and served us one of the best meals I've had. The food was presented beautifully and tasted divine. Definitely go there!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
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: 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.