Venice Restaurants


Il Ridotto

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Il Ridotto Review

Longtime restaurateur Gianni Bonaccorsi (proprietor of the popular Aciugheta nearby) has established an eatery where he can pamper a limited number of lucky patrons with his imaginative cuisine and impeccable taste in wine. Ridotto, "reduced" in Italian, refers to the size of this tiny, gracious restaurant. The innovative menu employing traditional elements is revised daily, with the offerings tending toward lighter, but wonderfully tasty versions of classic dishes. The €60 tasting menus—one meat, one fish—where Gianni "surprises" you with a selection of his own creations, never fail to satisfy. Ask for a wine recommendation from the excellent cantina.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Campo SS Filippo e Giacomo, Castello 4509, Castello, Venice, 30122 | Map It
  • Phone: 041/5208280
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  • Subway: Vaporetto: San Zaccaria
  • Location: Castello

    Restaurant Details

  • Reservations essential
  • Credit cards accepted.
  • Closed Wed. No lunch Thurs.
Updated: 11-14-2013

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    Very Disappointing Experience

    We arrived at this restaurant for our 7pm reservation and left at 9:45pm after a good meal, but then a 45 min wait for the check. The staff seemed overwhelmed by the challenges of the ambitious menu. Both my wife and I ordered the tasting menu and we shared a bottle of wine. Everything went well until we asked for the the check. After 30 min I asked again and got only a schrug. Finally after 45 min the owner brought the check. When I mentioned the 45 min. wait he said, "sorry", nothing more. The bill was 203 Euros. There are too many good restaurants in Venice to waste time fossilizing in this one while they figure out how to manage their business in a more businesslike way.

    by tmillar, 7/1/13

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