Osteria Santa Marina

Price guide: Expensive

Campo Santa Marina, Castello 5911, Venice

Price guide: Expensive

Osteria Santa Marina

By Anne Hanley, your Venice expert

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#10 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Venice
Expert overall rating:4.5 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.5
4.5
Ambience:
4.4
4.4
Service:
4.4
4.4
Location:
4.5
4.5
Value for money:
4.3
4.3
Recommended for:
Couples, First-time travellers, Honeymooners, Seasoned travellers, Relaxation, Romance, Special occasions

Expert review of Osteria Santa Marina

Great seafood, attention to detail and tables on a pretty square.

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.

Food and drink: 

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.

Ambience: 

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.

Service: 

Charmingly attentive.

Location: 

Not far from the Rialto, this osteria is located on a pretty square.

Price advice: 

A three-course meal will cost you about 55 euros a head.

More information on Osteria Santa Marina:

Price guide:
Expensive
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Italian, Modern, Seafood
Address:
Campo Santa Marina, Castello 5911, Venice
Telephone:
041 5285239
Serves:
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:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times
Free tags / Keywords:
Al fresco

Have you been to Osteria Santa Marina? Would you recommended it?