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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 good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (44 reviews)
“antipasti” (33 reviews)
“panna cotta” (14 reviews)
Open Now
19:00 - 23:00All hours
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Calle Lunga Santa Maria Formosa, 522, 30122 Venice, Italy
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1 - 10 of 346 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We came across this gem by chance and were so glad that we got a table because when we left, the queue was down the passageway. The staff are lovely and helpful and put up with our Italian. The food was really nice and the...More

Thank ChefCliveM
Reviewed 1 week ago

We popped in just for drinks a couple of times as it was close to our accommodation. Decided to eat there on our last night. The queue was out the door and on to the street but we decided to wait the 20 minutes to...More

Thank Cate K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate once at this restaurant, and had we not been late returning from a visit to Burano, would have done so a second time. This is a good place for local dishes, with good pasta and, of course, an emphasis on seafood. It is...More

Thank JPIntrepid
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After reading previous reviews we were a little hesitant, but we were recommended to visit this restaurant by a local. The food was amazing, staff were typical Venetian. Our waiter was very charismatic, funny and helpful but we could also see that locals appeared to...More

Thank Danny71
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Go to this place patient. The food is great homestyle, classic Venetian. It is owner operated and has a classic charm. When busy, they will seat everyone they can and keep going. That can slow the service down and you may wait for things, but...More

Thank betterbeliever
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Folks beware! Menu is confusing as they tell you that it's a minimum order for two. LIES!!!! We ordered the spaghetti with clams for two and our third person tried ordering another pasta but was told they couldn't order it since he was only one...More

Thank bzloca
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was absolutely delicious BUT the waiter was very rude to us and also the menu made absolutely no sense. It says if you order any entre on the menu, then 2 ppl must order it. This makes it sound like a huge portion. We...More

Thank Rae E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As we visit Venice once a year, Al Mascaron has been an essential stop for us. It's favored by locals too which shows it offered good taste. The antipasti plate is to die for. Our favorite dish has always been the pasta with aragosta or...More

Thank Melek71
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommended to me by my Italian host, and it was delicious! I could tell that there were some "regulars" there, which I thought was a good sign. At first I was a bit disappointed to see that some of the pasta dishes...More

Thank Emily R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was really great, the service too. But the prices are too high for the size of portions. You get too little for the price payed. Everything else was great.

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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|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
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
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
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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