Dress for Dinner?

Sep 10th, 2007, 05:47 AM
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Dress for Dinner?

Does anyone know if there are any dress codes/requirements (i.e., jacket and/or tie) for restaurants in Venice?

Thanks!
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Sep 10th, 2007, 05:50 AM
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Are you from the US? Just as is proabably true in your own home town, it depends on the restaurant. You will find all levels of dining in Venice. However, if this concerns you, do note that Italians in general dress less casually than Americans.
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Sep 10th, 2007, 06:49 AM
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HI L,

If you are wondering about jackets and ties - not usually.

As E says, the higher the price, the dressier (mostly).

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Sep 10th, 2007, 06:55 AM
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Yes, we are from the US.

Just what we figured (more expensive prices, better attire). And of course, packing a tie isn't a huge burden

Love that Italians dress less casually than Americans, and of course, would not want to risk offending anyone.

Thanks for your help.
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Sep 10th, 2007, 11:00 AM
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Bring a jacket with you, just in case, but definitely buy the tie there.
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Sep 10th, 2007, 02:38 PM
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We choose to dress for dinner when in Europe and even here at home .

My husband packs a sport coat for cooler weather and dress shirts in summer with a linen / silk blend blazer.
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Sep 10th, 2007, 03:39 PM
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Gee, I never noticed that Italians dressed more casually than Americans! My observations over many years have brought me to exactly the opposite conclusion...that they dress with a good deal more style and flair and care than the average American.

Am I nuts?
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Sep 10th, 2007, 03:45 PM
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StCirq - no, you just read it wrong. The replies noted that Italians dress LESS casually than Americans.
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Sep 10th, 2007, 04:13 PM
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Oh dear....guilty of reading comprehension error <<slaps self on forehead>>...
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Sep 11th, 2007, 09:02 AM
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Sorry to confuse you, StCirq.

I had a feeling that if I wrote "Italians in general dress more formally than Americans," readers would start asking about packing a three-piece suit.

"Less casually" seemed a safer generalization.
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Sep 11th, 2007, 10:31 AM
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Perhaps I can help ellenem with an explanation of what "less casually" means to an Italian male: very good leather shoes, and clothes that fit.

Add a good tan, really cool sunglasses, and sculpted hair, and you might pass for a local -- at least until you open your mouth.
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Sep 11th, 2007, 10:45 AM
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Quit worrying about what the others think of your garb. Dress to please your partner! The ladies need very feminine attire and the males a jacket and tie.
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Sep 11th, 2007, 11:08 AM
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One of the things that strikes me the most in Italian cities is that there are at least as many men's stores as women's clothing stores. And the Italian men watch their reflections in the store windows as they go by.

This seems to begin in the early teens, since in Italian school groups the boys are at least as well dressed and groomed as the girls.
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Sep 11th, 2007, 11:16 AM
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There are no dress codes that I know about, ie you will not be denied entrance to a restaurant if your husband does not wear a tie. There are some very high priced restaurants in Venice that are very casual, meaning that you can wear jeans if you want to. I woudn't wear sloppy jeans and a t-shirt but if you wear nice jeans, good leather shoes, and a pressed linen shirt no one will bat an eye.
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Sep 11th, 2007, 11:30 AM
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"Dress to please your partner! The ladies need very feminine attire and the males a jacket and tie."

This would only apply if the partner is pleased by very feminine attire or a jacket and tie

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