Antiche Carampane Review
Judging from its rather modest and unremarkable appearance, you wouldn't guess that Piera Bortoluzzi Librai's trattoria is among the finest fish restaurants in the city both because of the quality of the ingredients and because of the chef's creative magic. Like other upscale seafood restaurants in Venice, this trattoria offers a selection of modern dishes such as turbot in citrus sauce; however, Antiche Carampane's kitchen goes a step further: it explores the more complex and interesting, but lesser known, dishes from the traditional Venetian repertoire. Embark on a culinary journey with St. Peter's fish with radicchio di Treviso; mullet in red wine; or an unusual spaghetti with spicy shellfish sauce from the town of Chioggia, the major fishing port on the Venetian lagoon. If you prefer simpler fare, the perfectly grilled fish is always sea caught and fresh, and in spring, try the local, fried soft-shell crabs.
- Address: Rio Terà della Carampane, San Polo 1911, San Polo, Venice, 30125 | Map It
- Phone: 041/5240165
- Website: www.antichecarampane.com
- Subway: Vaporetto: San Silvestro
- Location: San Polo
- Reservations essential
- Credit cards accepted.
- Closed Sun. and Mon., 10 days in Jan., and 3 wks in July and Aug.