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Osteria Al Mascaron

Calle Lunga Santa Maria Formosa, 522, 30122 Venice, Italy
+39 041 522 5995
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (46 reviews)
“cuttlefish” (18 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Hours
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Calle Lunga Santa Maria Formosa, 522, 30122 Venice, Italy
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1 - 10 of 395 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Venetian essence. We went to dinner on Friday night. The place is completely local and its mood is excellent. Meals and wines are even more excellent. The waiters are very good and very Italian. We loved it all. Try it out anyway ...

Thank agy69
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great atmosphere and good fish restaurant. The main waiter was friendly and we had a complementary grappa at the end

Thank Lallinorman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small busy bustling crowded sweaty eaterie. One of the best so do book or chance it late on. You won’t be disappointed.

Thank CameraTwo
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Friends of ours had been to this restaurant multiple times on their trip to Venice only weeks before we arrived so we took their advice and made reservations. Three of us dined on three different meals and desserts all of which were amazing accompanied by...More

Thank esheenee
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

Had a wonderful meal , highly recommend the spaghetti with seafood Grilled fish was fresh and house wine worked well with the meal Busy place so make a reservation

Thank jamesap2016
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

This place was coincidentally recommended by a friend and also a local. This a small local restaurant with amazing food, value for money as you pay for what you get. We had the octopus salad, the famous ravioli and black cuttlefish. Their octopus and cuttlefish...More

1  Thank Buttercup207
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Really small restaurant, local staff and food. We had dinner in this restaurant in September/18 and it was really nice. Be prepare to a sea food restaurant with a lot of local tastes.The antipasto misto is perfect to start as it brings a lot of...More

Thank daniel_csoares
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Heard about this place from Zane Lamprey of the TV show Three Sheets, Zane’s World and soon his show Four Sheets. So glad we came here! Small place but so welcoming. We made reservations through the hotel, and I would recommend doing it to guarantee...More

1  Thank DrummerGelly
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Our friends had researched and dined here 3 times on their visit so we took their advise and So glad we did!! We got two visits in with the second being from opening to closing time! Wow!! Service - friendly, welcoming, cheeky, fun and generous!...More

1  Thank PipBristowe
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Simple, wonderful food. Each of the four of us had a different pasta dish (after a La Caprese appetizer) and each was delicious. In this town it can go either way, but this is a safe bet. The service is personal, warm, and attentive. If...More

2  Thank paulu18
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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Questions & Answers
26 May 2018|
Response from Custoza | Reviewed this property |
I know. There are much better places in Venice but we were stranded in the area and a shopkeeper nearby suggested it, I think in good faith because locals get a much better treatment at more decent prices. Never again ;-)
1 April 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 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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