The Veneto and Friuli–Venezia Giulia Restaurants



Le Calandre Review

If you are willing to shell out around €500 for a dinner for two and are gastronomically adventurous, include the quietly elegant place major critics consistently judge to be one of Italy's top three restaurants on your list. Traditional Veneto recipes are given a highly sophisticated and creative treatment—traditional squid in its ink comes as a "cappuccino," in a glass with a crust of potato foam—while dishes such as sole with a grapefruit and curry sauce leave the Veneto far behind. Owner-chef Massimiliano Alajmo's creative impulses, together with seasonal changes, augment the signature dishes, but Alajmo considers food to be an art form rather than nourishment, so be prepared for minuscule portions. Reserve well in advance.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Via Liguria 1, 7 km (4 miles) west of Padua Sarmeola di Rubano, 35030 | Map It
  • Phone: 049/630303
  • Website:
  • Location: Padua

    Restaurant Details

  • Reservations essential.
  • Credit cards accepted.
  • Closed Sun. and Mon., Jan. 1–17, and Aug. 14–31.
Updated: 11-11-2013

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