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Enoiteca Mascareta

#170 of 1,198 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Italian, Wine Bar, Soups
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Castello, 5183 Calle Lunga Santa Maria Formosa, Venice, Italy
7:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 7:00 pm - 2:00 am
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our daughter recommended this restaurant and she was right - it was excellent. Relativelt small and busy without being cramped, we were lucky to secure a booking on the evening we wanted. The meal was superb, the staff very responsive and knowledgeable and they richly rewarded our trust in asking them to choose the wines to go with our meal:... More 

Thank JPDH52
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Arrived after Ten at night. Still open and offering dinner. We had a great meal with excellent wine and finished with Gin which was fantastic We came here last year and tonight didn't disappoint even with our high expectation. Great place with a wonderful wine selection and great service Will definitely go back.

Thank Calum M
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7 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Well, to be honest a business friend of mine advised me on this restaurant. He has an appartement in Venice so I thought this must be quite a tip, even though I wouldn't have gone there by myself (I'm kind of stupid, trying to find authenticity in Venice). Well, food was out of the freezer, not even warn enough for... More 

Thank Ul G
Miami, Florida
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196 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After my BFF and I tried looking for a restaurant to have dinner, since most were fully booked or had long waits, a chef from one we tried getting in recommended we come here. It seems that the owner is a well-known Venetian that created his own brand of gin and has walls filled with pictures of him with celebrities.... More 

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Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant was recommended by our hotel and we loved it! We were a little concerned because our table was by the kitchen, but no need to worry! It was a fun place, and the food was delicious. We started with a meat and cheese platter. Had a bottle of chianti. Both were delicious. Our 1st courses included eggplant parmigiana and... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel. The setting is lovely and the staff are very welcoming and helpful. Our waiter was very knowledgeable with both the food and wine. We tried the antipasti meat board; eel starter and also oyster which everyone thoroughly enjoyed, followed by the Duck and Turbot dishes for main. We all shared the cheese board... More 

Thank Pamela E
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

This is a great place for a meal or drink. I had cuttlefish in a sepia sauce, which was tender, tasty and looked spectacular. Great selection of wines by the glass, with bottles left for you to help yourself then charged by what you drink. Atmosphere and service both great.

Thank ppaulnz
Brussels, Belgium
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

We came for dinner (booked in advance) - the chef spoke english and french - was extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the dishes and wines... the quality of the food is great! All is fresh , tasty and prices are OK Some locals and tourists were there I highly recommend this place

Thank MariaCE7121WW
Shanghai, China
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

Be careful in Venice, so many restaurants serve mediocre food for tourist dollars. And yet there is so much amazingly good food also...but how to know how to choose if you're new in town? Here's a hint... if a restaurant's menu is translated into four or more languages, for example, it probably doesn't change seasonally like a good restaurant should;... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

We had actually planned on eating elsewhere but it had no availability, so we walked to this spot which was recommended by our Free Walking Tour guide. We are so glad we did! They had great wine selections and both of our meals were delicious. My husband had the braised duck and I had the lasagna primavera. This place also... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$14 - $22
Italian, Wine Bar, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 pm - 2:00 am
7:00 pm - 2:00 am
7:00 pm - 2:00 am
7:00 pm - 2:00 am
7:00 pm - 2:00 am
7:00 pm - 2:00 am
7:00 pm - 2:00 am
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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