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Enoiteca Mascareta

#207 of 1,232 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Castello, 5183 Calle Lunga Santa Maria Formosa, Venice, Italy
+39 041 523 0744
19:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 19:00 - 02:00
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Alcester, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is popular restaurant off the Campo Santa Maria Formosa and it is essential to book. A busy buzzing place, the service was slick and the food delicious, the owner is on hand so everything runs efficiently. There are two sittings, and we went to the early one, seven thirty, and it was packed!! Good selection of local dishes and... More 

Thank Jaxck5
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Tried to eat in the restaurant after passing by during the day and seeing all the prizes and good reviews on the door. When we arrived at night the place was half empty and the staff was arrogant and rude. The maître was angry and ironic at us because we didn't have a reservation, again, the place was half empty... More 

Thank rafadk26
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service was really good. The waiter was friendly, very helpful and passionate aiboit his work. The wine was really good and the food too! Super cosy and traditional nice Italian restaurant.

Thank Dario G
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ok, "vintage style" Wine restaurant for dinner. Service staff (also dressed sort of "vintage style"), are ok, but a bit distanced. They seem to have less interest in foreigners. Locals seem to go here for dinner as well as passing by for a glass of wine at the small bar, which is of course a good sign, in a "tourist... More 

Thank Michael H
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

It was our first night and we had arrived late, but went out searching for our first taste of Italy. This lovely place was one of the few open after 11 and it was pretty full. Delicious wine was served in giant glasses and we ordered a sharing platter of cheese and meats which was to die for. I would... More 

Thank Helena L
Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
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56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Try great wines by glasses with reasonable prices (some of them are the same as directly at cantina). Ask owner Mauro, who is the great wine specialist, to recommend you something special or to simply open bottle of champaign or local frisante with sable (a little show from the owner). Open only for dinner (until 2am!).

Thank snobcosmopolit
Milan, Italy
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57 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Let's say that the wine was excellent and also the gin&tonic ....superb I would say....the bar attendant a nice gentleman with a great experience and know how preparing drinks (we have been fascinating about his ability) made the difference...the food was ok. Nice dinner...I would recommend it .... again food ok but atmosphere very nice.

Thank mcamarta
Tel Aviv
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Just around the corner from our Hotel. Walked in not expecting much, thinking this was a local neighbourhood eatery, however the food, service and wine list was amazing. The staff were overly helpful in assisting with dietary needs (partner is Celiac), was able to change the meal around so it was gluten free friendly. Was able to offer advice on... More 

Thank Brettski01
Braintree, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

We found this little gem on our last night in Venice, small, local, experience with a great food menu and wonderful wine menu with a friendly service! lovely Ambience and comfortable. Recommended with no hesitation!

Thank rj_watters
San Francisco, California
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184 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

A small, local, almost "family" experience with a wonderful menu and friendly service! Very comfortable rooms and dishes that make you wish you could eat more. Could maybe fit a bit more in. Recommended with no hesitation!

Thank JourneyImaged

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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
USD 14 - USD 22
Italian, Wine Bar, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
19:00 - 02:00
19:00 - 02:00
19:00 - 02:00
19:00 - 02:00
19:00 - 02:00
19:00 - 02:00
19:00 - 02:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: Castello
  • Phone Number: +39 041 523 0744

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Castello

Neighbourhood 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 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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