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Osteria Al Merca

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Via Dandolo, 17a | Lido, Venice, Italy
+39 041 243 1663
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Looked ok and menu didn't look bad however Waiter seemed disinterested,pasta was tres al dente.My niece choose Wiener schnitzel and got a flattened chicken breast with a couple of rocket leafs,not explained that vegetables would be extra and when we ashes were told the kitchen was closing.Would definitely recommend not going there worst dining experience we had in Lido

Thank David H
Rome, Italy
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Very nice place to enjoy a "cicchetto" - a drink with appetizers - but not very good in the restaurant department.

Thank elsastella
Venice, Italy
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

I went often to Lido because my girlfriend lived there. Finally I went to drink in this place. When I sat down, I asked two simple Aperol Spritz and some appetizers. The senior waiter came to me to inform me that it was not possible to drink. I looked the tables around drinking and eating and I asked him the... More 

Thank stefan081
St Albans, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

A pleasant bar/restaurant on the Lido serving mainly fish dishes. Service was good and the food arrived quite quickly. We had the Menu del Giorno, spaghetti with mussels and a frittura to follow. Both were decent if not outstanding.

Thank Phi01
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

The place is nice looking, the atmosphere very nice, the food is decent, but not more, at least what we ordered. The grilled calamari are only 7 small pieces, without the tentacles 15 euro. the pasta with asparagus and shrimps was counting 4 shrimps . Not bad food, not super, a little pricy for the quantity, probably in line with... More 

Thank Fabio F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

See title. Pretty poor considering said asparagus was pitched as being "in season" for a pasta dish. I wouldn't waste my time here and go to Venice proper in future. It wasn't packed as stated. I frankly find it odd that it is so highly rated. Perhaps tourists suffering sunstroke or some form of 'Venice fever'. Nothing special.

Thank David O
Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

This is an OK place in the lido. Authentic atmosphere and reasonably good seafood. When it is not too crowded it's definitely worth a stop.

Thank thebask
London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

We enjoyed pre dinner drinks at the bar of this Osteria. Best prices and strongest kick of any Aperol Spritz of our short break. Drink like the locals and stand at the bar which has space inside and outside. We didn't dine this time but looking at the food we will certainly try dinner next time.

Thank paulefromhull
Henley on Thames, null, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

Trendy open wine bar with restaurant attached. 30 plus wines available by the glass, with more prestigious classics available by the bottle, the latter probably being more for dining in the restaurant. We only stopped for wine and nibbles, but a good choice and happy, personable service. Would recommend as something a cut above the other local, more heneric cocktail... More 

Thank TimboNagasaki
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015

We had a wonderful seafood dinner here. Everything was fresh and delicious, and I loved that it was in Lido, far away from the business of Venice. Come early, the cocktail scene seemed like it was the place to be!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Dandolo, 17a | Lido, Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice
  • Phone Number: +39 041 243 1663

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?