Alle Testiere Review
The name is a reference to the old headboards that adorn the walls of this tiny, informal restaurant, but the food (and not the decor) is undoubtedly the focus. Local foodies consider this one of the most refined eateries in the city thanks to Chef Bruno Cavagni's gently creative take on classic Venetian fish dishes. The chef's artistry seldom draws attention to itself, but simply reveals new dimensions to familiar fare, creating dishes that stand out for their lightness and balance. A classic black risotto of cuttlefish, for example, is surrounded by a brilliant coulis of mild yellow peppers; tiny potato gnocchi are paired with tender newborn squid. The menu changes regularly to capitalize on the freshest produce of the moment, and the wine selection is top notch. To enjoy a more leisurely meal, be sure to book the second dinner sitting.