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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 good36%
  • Average16%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible11%
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“seafood” (43 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Calle Lunga Santa Maria Formosa, 522, 30122 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 28 July 2011

I visit Venice every year or more and always save Al Mascaron for the final dinner of my visit because it is one of my favourite restaurants! Definitely find a corner spot, enjoy whatever the house special is and have a gander at the great...More

Thank akkeri
Reviewed 11 July 2011

So finally someone recommended an amazing restaurant in Venice! An artist friend who had lived/worked there for years. I never really got to meet the owners who were her friends but the waiter was old world...so charming not only to us but everyone that sat...More

2  Thank SteelyJan
Reviewed 16 June 2011

My wife and I enjoyed two amazing meal at Al Mascaron. One in the eveing of our arrival in Venice and one lunch, which was an amazing highlight of our trip. The food was beautiful. It was well prepared and followed a ciccetti influence or...More

1  Thank PoetfromBirmingham
Reviewed 5 May 2011

...we would have done. This place was bustling and authentically Italian. The service was fast, kind and attentive although sometimes, perhaps, a little brusque. It was deservedly busy. The atmosphere was rustic Venetian. The food, especially the fish, was excellent and very fresh. We ate...More

Thank The_Larkins_2010
Reviewed 30 April 2011

It's clear from the shoddy service and bad attitude the proprietors display that the owners feel their foreign guests are a curse. I recommend you do them a favor and take your business elsewhere. (Enoteica Masacreta just a few meters down the street is a...More

2  Thank haolepino
Reviewed 28 April 2011

After a mediocre dining experience the previous night at a restaurant that came highly recommended, my friend and I, who are both easy to please, were a little wary of dining out in Venice considering the high prices. However, we decided to take the advice...More

1  Thank patatornado
Reviewed 21 April 2011

Surprised by some of the negative reports. We went there one evening by mistake (mixed it up with La Mascareta a few metres further down) and liked it so much we went back to Al Mascaron the next evening. Busy but we were given the...More

Thank JMMScotland
Reviewed 29 March 2011

I originally ate in this restaurant about 5 years ago and had a fabulous meal and evening. I tried to go there again about 3 years ago but hadn't booked and could not get a table so this year I booked in advance, being told...More

1  Thank chrisj80
Reviewed 22 March 2011

We visited this place after changing our minds several times and ended up trying it because it was a little cheaper & still quite highly rated. WHAT A MISTAKE! Firstly the menu. It didnt reflect what was on offer, the hand written notes were in...More

3  Thank garydyke1
Reviewed 24 January 2011

This was a charming small restaurant recommended by the Rick Steve’s Venice guide. My husband is vegetarian—no meat, no fish--but he eats dairy. We got there early for Italy time and were shown to a little table that would seat four people. We ordered two...More

1  Thank camillekm
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
neighbourhood 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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31 March 2016|
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Response from Leedsfan209 | Reviewed this property |
Hi This restaurant is fish based and my wife, who is a vegetarian, ate fish . I can't recall any non fish dishes. If you give them a call they will tell you what's on the menu. In English
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
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12:00 - 15:00
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12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: Castello
  • Phone Number: +39 041 522 5995
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