Osteria San Marco

Price guide: Expensive

Frezzeria, San Marco 1610, Venice

Price guide: Expensive

Osteria San Marco

By Anne Hanley, your Venice expert

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#6 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Venice
Expert overall rating:4.6 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.6
4.6
Ambience:
4.5
4.5
Service:
4.6
4.6
Location:
4.4
4.4
Value for money:
4.5
4.5
Recommended for:
Couples, Foodies, Honeymooners, Relaxation, Special occasions

Expert review of Osteria San Marco

All-day gourmet fare for serious food lovers no distance at all from St Mark’s.

Eating well around St Mark’s square is a difficult task: indeed, on the whole I avoid this area where the concentration of tourist-trap eateries matches the concentration of tourists. It may be on one of the city’s busiest shopping streets, but spacious, contemporary Osteria San Marco is my one exception.

Food and drink: 

A four-strong team has transformed a passion for food and wine into a restaurant where the seafood couldn’t be fresher – sample it in a fritto misto of fish, prawns and julienned vegetables – and the selection of wines by the bottle or the glass is impressive.

Ambience: 

Laid-back and friendly. Note that this is one of the few places in Venice where you can eat a meal at any time, rather than at rigid serving times.

Service: 

Waiters are only too ready to talk you through the day’s offerings or advise you on what to drink to accompany your meal.

Location: 

On one of Venice’s busiest, chic-est shopping streets, immediately west of St Mark’s Square.

Price advice: 

A sit-down three-course meal will cost you around 55 euros, but you can also opt to perch at the bar and snack.

More information on Osteria San Marco:

Price guide:
Expensive
Type:
Restaurant, Wine bar
Food:
Italian, Modern, Seafood
Address:
Frezzeria, San Marco 1610, Venice
Telephone:
041 5285242
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
12.30pm-11pm. Closed Sun. Closed two weeks Jan; two weeks Aug.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Always essential
Free tags / Keywords:
Quick bites, Wine

Have you been to Osteria San Marco? Would you recommended it?