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L'Osteria di Santa Marina

#52 of 1,200 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
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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Mendham, New Jersey
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had been told by my local friends for years that this was the best restaurant in Venice. Reservations are hard to come by so it took me some time to try it, but when I did I was very very happy. The service is excellent, the food is incredible. It is not nouveau cuisine, but certainly a fresh take... More 

Thank NiccofromNJ
New York City, New York
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61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had three dinners in Venice and this was the best (see other reviews of Baccafico and Corte Sconta). We shared a creatively presented and very tasty warm fish appetizer. Main meals were squid ink pasta with cuttlefish and duck breast in brown sauce. Both delicious. Finished with tiramisu that was out of this world. The meal also included several... More 

Thank Mira G
Marlborough, United Kingdom
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248 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are here twice during a five day stay in Venice. You will gather that the first visit was so good we went back for seconds a few days later. Tables inside and out give a weather dependant option. The food and service are equally top tier which ever location you choose. The menu has a good choice of starters,... More 

Thank Peter084
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On an unassuming campo in the heart of Venice you'll find this wonderful Osteria. We were a party of 4 adults on a five day trip and L'Osteria di Santa Marina was on a recommendation list from our holiday company (Kirker). Lucky us. We had such a good time on the first night, that we went back for a second.... More 

Thank John C
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been coming here for a few years now and it gets better. Well chosen menu and excellent wines, friendly and professional staff, We are happy just to be shown to our table inside and to be properly looked after.

Thank SamIlGatto
Hong Kong, China
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Referred here by a well travelled colleague who boldly stated he had "the best Italian meal he's ever had" here. Went for the summer tasting menu with matching wines and had a fantastic dining experience. First time in Venice and was not expecting such good value and quality. The manager runs a very efficient operation, interacting with patrons and was... More 

Thank Nic G
Tongeren, Belgium
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40 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was lucky to be invited there for lunch. All of their dishes are very refined and beautifully presented. They mainly use very high end products, sometimes a bit too much of a mix, truffels and/or foie gras is to be found in every meal. Definitely worth the experience if you are looking for that special culinary experience, but be prepared... More 

Thank Stefan C
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered a shrimp pasta plate that was very spicy, I have my plate to my husband because I could not eat it. We asked the waiter what was the spice, he said probably some chili and did not care about me not being able to eat my 19euros pasta. The seafood salad my husband took was delicious! Tiramisu cheese... More 

Thank SuraDubai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good service, great food and wine, very reasonable prices in the heart of Venice. This restaurant was recommended by the concierge at Hotel Ai Cavaliere and we had a wonderful dinner here. Highly reommend!

Thank ninaslcpa
New York
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12 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The waiter was pushy, loud and obnoxious to the extent that we felt compelled to leave. Food was average. The blank ink linguini was delicious but buttery. Would not recommend this restaurant unless they upgrade their staff

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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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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.