L’Osteria di Santa Marina, Venice, 4/12/17


L’Osteria di Santa Marina is made up of a couple tasteful rooms of nicely spaced tables and lovely linens. It started as a bar serving Venetian cichetti but the restaurant as it is now, has been here 15 years with dual owners Chef Agostino Doria and Danilo Baldan working the front end.  The windows to the street offer some natural lighting during the day but overhead lighting is at a good level.  Even with the interestingly wood paneled walls and great tile floor the noise level is very low. They offer 2 tasting menus as well as an a la carte menu.  There is a good, reasonably priced wine list.  We weren’t ready for a full tasting menu and the waiter was most helpful in selecting fresh, good selections for that day as well as an appropriate wine.  The offerings vary slightly from the printed menu to feature what chef found fresh and looked best at the local markets.   Continue reading