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L'Ombra del Leone Cafe

Ca' Giustinian | San Marco 1364/a, 30124 Venice, Italy
+39 041 241 3519
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good41%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“salad” (8 reviews)
“lasagna” (5 reviews)
“clams” (3 reviews)
Opens in 12 min
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Ca' Giustinian | San Marco 1364/a, 30124 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 30 October 2018

This is a great location for an outdoor lunch with a view of the start of the grand canal, Basilica Santa Maria della Salute, and the church San Giorgio Maggiore. There is no walkway between the restaurant and the water. We enjoyed fresh prawns, salad...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank GreggV385
Reviewed 15 October 2018

This is a good place for drinks as there is a panoramic view of the Grand Canal. It has a good ambience and the service was efficient

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Janet349
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Great food and wine, friendly professional service in peaceful yet picturesque water front location. Amazingly reasonably priced.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank barryjamesmorris
Reviewed 18 September 2018

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

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Nevermissameal
Reviewed 13 September 2018

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

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Pcosgrove1
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank karenchiasson
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

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

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank chessismama
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

Date of visit: August 2018
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

Date of visit: August 2018
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.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank patrickrL5212CV
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene
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 3519
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