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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%
Travellers talk about
“salad” (7 reviews)
“clams” (3 reviews)
“lasagna” (4 reviews)
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Ca' Giustinian | San Marco 1364/a, 30124 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Venice is known for many things, but wonderful food isn't one of them. This place ended up being a safe and entirely enjoyable choice for us on a couple of occasions. The lasagne is a stand-out, but it's all truly excellent. The outdoor area is...More

Thank WilburRabbit
Reviewed 8 May 2018

We had dinner here and certainly couldn't fault the restaurant for having a great location, friendly service and very tasty food. We had walked past and were impressed so had booked for the following night. We both had Bressola which was a generous portion and...More

Thank FDLondon
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Was disappointed as this venue did not live up to the reviews, it is by no means bad but did not tally with the reviews or price point. Food was reasonable, although with limited options, which we weren’t advised of when given the menu (4th...More

Thank Ian S
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

This was my probably our favorite experience in all of Venice! Our Airbnb hosts were so nice as to recommend this place to us and it is truly a gem! Situated right on the water, the views are absolutely breathtaking and the food was one...More

Thank babeswhofeast
Reviewed 29 December 2017

This restaurant is located near St Mark's square but hidden away. It would appear to cater for the many gondola operators judging by the shirts! But I think there are 2 menus - one for the locals and one for the tourists. I was more...More

1  Thank Travellingbeaver
Reviewed 12 November 2017

We found L'Ombra Del Leone Cafe by accident, located on the edge of the Canal and a stone's through from St Mark's Square. The owner took great pride in his establishment and dealt with his customers in a pleasant manner. I ordered a steak which...More

Thank Dolcoath
Reviewed 13 October 2017

We had evening drinks three nights and an excellent dinner during our visit in September '17. A great place to watch the Grand Canal. Good quality and service. Highly recommended.

Thank Ross_Julie_CA
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|
Response from TheOxfordTravellers |
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Romantic
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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