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L'Ombra del Leone Cafe

Ca' Giustinian | San Marco 1364/a, 30124 Venice, Italy
+39 041 241 2167
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“salad” (7 reviews)
“clams” (3 reviews)
“lasagna” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Ca' Giustinian | San Marco 1364/a, 30124 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a little skeptical initially as the decor of the place was a little stark but we were so glad we stayed. The restaurant serves good, honest food. The lasagna was delicious as was the squid in ink and polenta. Great service too. We...More

Thank Nevermissameal
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here 6-7x times over the course of a month in Venice & loved it more each time. The food is wonderful, view & atmosphere are spectacular & the service is so thoughtful and attentive ...it's like being an honored guest in their home....More

Thank Pcosgrove1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great spot to sit and watch life on the water. Drinks were delicious and served with crisps. Service good.

Thank KarenChiasson
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Overrated place. Nothing special, expensive and dirty. I think they are trying to have food cost very low and sell it expensive.

Thank Irakli J
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

The staff were lovely and very friendly. The restaurant is very reasonably priced in comparison to other places in Venice. Gnocchi was delish plus they were suggested a lovely matching wine. The dessert trolley is a great idea. My partner had a decadent chocolate cake....More

Thank Pauline R
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Had dinner with my family enjoyed very good food, service was okay not really special. But was disappointed when I saw after I finished meal the review which was made by another guest saying how racist the owner was towards them. If I saw it...More

Thank Omar M
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

And had the best meal I’ve had in Italy in over a week. The Gnochetti were soft, light and amazing. The Cuttle Fish with Black Sauce and Polenta was to die for. The wait staff was attentive and friendly. Two major thumbs up.

Thank Patrick R
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

this is a relatively new and lesser known restaurant at the start of the gran canal towards san marco-then left at Louis Vuitton. and go all the way to the canal great views out towards san salute and guidecca -perfect for lunch excellent shortish menu...More

1  Thank Ian C
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

We decided to get food at this restaurant below #lombradelleone and since no one volunteered to usher us to a sitting area or offer us menus, we decided to go peruse the menu ourselves and was met with the owner, an old man in his...More

Thank Duncan D
Reviewed 4 June 2018

Our group of six took a break from the crowds in St Marks Square by walking a block or so down to the waterfront to L'Ombra del Leone for lunch. Even though it was lunch we had two bottles of wine to enjoy as we...More

Thank Ron F
San Marco
The most famous sestiere (district) in Venice has one
of the world's most famous squares, St. Mark's (Piazza
San Marco). Anchored on one end by the basilica,
clustered around it are restaurants, museums, shops,
orchestras playing in the square, pigeons, the grand
pink Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), the soaring
campanile bell tower, an astrological clock tower,
plus gorgeous cafes and restaurants like Florian and
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7 April 2016|
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Yes, they do. As do most restaurants in Venice, although some won't take Amex though.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ca' Giustinian | San Marco 1364/a, 30124 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Marco
  • Neighbourhood: San Marco
  • Phone Number: +39 041 241 2167
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