Favorite Restaurant in Venice

Old Aug 27th, 2003, 06:15 AM
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Favorite Restaurant in Venice

We are looking for charming atmosphere and great food (hard not to get there, I know) and/or a little known treasure of a place to eat.
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Old Aug 27th, 2003, 06:31 AM
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Corte Sconta
Alla Testiere
Vino da Gigio


There is plenty of great food in Venice.

For atmosphere and cheaper eats, try "Alla Rivetaa," in Castello.
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Sorry!

The top 3 may be called "charming" in the sense of ambience (for some) but Alla Rivetta is happy and active with diners jammed in at long tables and making friends right and left.

If that sounds good, you could give it a try.
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Old Aug 27th, 2003, 08:39 AM
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They ALL sound good. Thanks for the recommendations.
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Old Aug 28th, 2003, 08:03 AM
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If you had to choose one restaurant in Venice for a splurge, where would it be?

Given the weak dollar, I am scaling back plans for Dining Out in Italy.

Further suggestions welcomed!
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I second the motion for Alle Testiere. Excellent food and charming service.

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Old Dec 10th, 2003, 09:55 AM
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My splurge would be the terrace restaurant at Hotel Cipriani.
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Old Dec 10th, 2003, 10:01 AM
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My first trips to Venice included dinners at Da Fiore & Al Covo.
On my last visit I listened to the Venetians & went to:
Anitico Panificio (best pizza & homemade 'pastierei' for dessert
Al Zucca....great inventive food & cozy surroundings, reasonable prices...three visits weren't enough!

For a splurge?
L'OSTERIA DI SANTA MARINA....we even purchased the a gift certificate for our Venetian friends.....it was a first!!
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Old Dec 10th, 2003, 10:09 AM
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A third vote for Alle Testiere. It is small so reservations are necessary. I believe there are two seatings (7:30 and 9:30, I think.)
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Sorry to pirate this thread, but are there any good places for those who do not eat seafood? (allergy)

I've been to Venice before, but did not have a decent meal, sadly. The beef was terrible.
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Old Dec 10th, 2003, 10:49 AM
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Bailey - where is Antico Panificio located???
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For a great beefsteak in Venice, try Osteria da Alberto in Canareggio near the church of Santa Maria di Miracoli.

For my splurge meal, I'd go to Corte Sconta - but you have to love seafood!
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Mamma love, there are some good places for non-seafood eaters in Venice. Osteria da Alberto is one. Da Sandro in Rialto has great steak. La Zucca in Santa Croce doesn't serve fish at all - only meats and pastas.

Koshka, I'd say for a splurge, da Fiore, Antiche Carampane, or Corte Sconte. But there are lots of places that you can eat almost as well for a fraction of the price. What is a splurge to you?

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Hi Momma,

Can you eat fish? At Cantinone Storico, I had tuna carpaccio, seafood risotto and Sea Bass.
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One of our favorites is Il Gondolieri located not far from the Accademia Bridge in the Dorsoduro district. It was recommended by a local and also is known for its meat dishes. We have had two wonderful meals there and were the only Americans in the restaurant.
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Aha, someone found il Cantinone storico...
A very good no nonsense restaurant indeed.
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Thanks for the replies and great reccommendations! I truly appreciate it!

rialtogrl: no, I cannot eat even fish. I wish I could, sometimes it looks soooo good.
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Old Dec 11th, 2003, 08:48 AM
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Holly,
Antico Panificio:
Sa Polo 945 A-B
just off Campo San Aponal
(San Silvestro vaporetto stop)
041 277 09 67

Don't forget to save room for dessert...ask if they have Caprese or Pastiere...(divine) It wasn't listed on the menu, but they had it.....also try BOTH the red/white fragolino....an Italian outlaw wine!!
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Ira - I have heard such good things about Cantinone Storico - must try it on the next trip.

Momma, someone here mentioned Ai Gondolieri - they have an incredible steak with Barolo sauce. Yum.

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