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Enoteca Mascareta information
Oenophiles love this traditional enoteca for its stellar wines by the glass – including big Amarones and cloudily organic prosecco, one of them made by owner Mauro. If you’re hungry, the excellent taier misto (platters of cured meats and cheeses) could pass for a light meal for two – all for €15.