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L'Osteria di Santa Marina

#54 of 1,224 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
££££
Neighbourhood:
Castello
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Campo Santa Marina 5911, Venice, Italy
+39 041 528 5239
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19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
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Mon - Sat 19:30 - 22:30
Tue - Sat 12:30 - 14:30
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north London
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This highly-recommended restaurant was intended to be the stand-out meal of our weekend in Venice; it didn't quite work out like that. I am a sucker for a tasting menu - I like the idea of more courses, but smaller portions, giving the chefs a chance to show off and to experiment with flavours. So I was delighted to see... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had heard lots of reports about disappointing food in Venice, so did quite a lot of research before going. This place was fantastic. This is a real restaurant. It was early January, it was snowing and the streets were quiet. This place had a lovely buzz, of happy diners enjoying their evening. The food was great and our waiter... More 

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Thank FlannObrien2020
Miami Beach, Florida
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful evening I spent at the Osteria santa Marina !!! I will not use names but it was my first time there and truthfully I remember it everyday! The chef and his wife are amongst the most memorable people I have met ! What great service and what amazing dishes !!! It simply was a feast to my... More 

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Thank sguysark
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

We ate here recently and enjoyed the meal but felt it could have been quite a bit better. We had one of the tasting menus. Typically, you experience quite a bit of variety, at least it feels like your experiencing a lot. This was different, several dishes seemed closely related. The food was good, not super-good or great. The service... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

There were six of us, and although we did have a reservation it was pretty last-minute. I've seen other reviews were not all positive but going by our own experience, the Osteria was accomodating. I recommend the l'Osteria di Santa Marina for one main reason, the food was excellent with touches of creativity. The prix-fix menu was far too extensive... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

I would not recommend this restaurant for many reasons: food wasn't great for the quality and the preparation. We believe that one of our pasta was pre cooked or cooked so bad to be rubbery and the other one was over cooked and really greasy. For sure not well prepared. Dessert wasn't good at all and we give it back... More 

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Thank Cost0210
Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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45 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

I had a great time. Food was plated so well. New takes on traditional old venetian dishes. They were happy to leave us to discuss the menu at peace and for us the experience was discrete and gentle. We were not pushed to eat fast and the meals came at a good pace with enough time to rest between each... More 

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Thank kke18
Florence, Italy
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

This Osteria came very highly recommended. Written clearly on the menu is their prowess for tailor making something for you if you have a food intolerance.The reality is quite different - The impatience and unwillingness of the waiter is the first hurdle. The second is that the tailor making is in fact their suggestion of removing the offending intolerance from... More 

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Thank PaulF1966
Leafy Hertfordshire
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34 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

The menu sounded really promising. Unfortunately, the food was horribly disappointing - in so many ways. The flavours were thoroughly nasty, and the quality of the food was poor. I have had better quality seafood from the Frozen section of my local supermarket - which is not saying too much. Our starters, the lemon risotto with crab, and the chestnut... More 

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Thank Italomaniac
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

we found this restaurant on the website of Guide Michelin and we are so glad to have tried it! The food is typical venitian with an innovative touch. The waiting staff is very welcoming and caring.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
19:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
Wednesday
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
Thursday
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
Friday
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
Saturday
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Campo Santa Marina 5911, Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Castello
  • Neighbourhood: Castello
  • Phone Number: +39 041 528 5239

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Staying in Castello

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Castello
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 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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