Osteria Santa Marina
Campo Santa Marina, Castello 5911, Venice
- Recommended for:
- Couples, First-time travellers, Honeymooners, Seasoned travellers, Relaxation, Romance, Special occasions
Expert review of Osteria Santa Marina
It’s the thought given to detail that sets this rustic-elegant restaurant apart for me. The ingredients are fresh-this-morning, bread is home made, and the spaces between courses are, more often than not, filled with little amuse-bouche surprises.
The emphasis here is on fish, and the seven-course fish taster menu at 80 euros is a good option if you’re flummoxed by the choice on the à la carte menu, where Venetian classics get some special treatment. (The six-course classic menu at 75 euros is meatier.) Raw fish looms large among the antipasti; the sweet-and-sour scampi in saor, made with leeks and ginger rather than the more traditional onions and sultanas, is one of my favourites. Rather than a risotto, try an orzotto – the same idea but made with orzo (barley). Fans return again and again for the hot chocolate flan.
Welcoming and low-key. There are tables outside in pretty Campo Santa Marina, but remember to book if you want to be sure of a table outside or in.
Not far from the Rialto, this osteria is located on a pretty square.
A three-course meal will cost you about 55 euros a head.
More information on Osteria Santa Marina:
- Price guide:
- Italian, Modern, Seafood
- Campo Santa Marina, Castello 5911, Venice
- 041 5285239
- Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- 12.30pm-2.30pm, 7.30pm-9.30pm. Closed Mon & Sun. Closed for two weeks in Jan and two weeks in Aug.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Essential at peak times
- Free tags / Keywords:
- Al fresco