Fodor's Expert Review Le Calandre
Traditional Veneto recipes are given a highly sophisticated and creative treatment here, and the whole experience can seem by turns revelatory or uncomfortably overblown at this pricey high-profile place. Owner-chef Massimiliano Alajmo's creative impulses, together with seasonal menu changes, augment the signature dishes, but Alajmo considers food to be an art form rather than nourishment, so be prepared for minuscule portions.
Via Liguria 1
Sarmeola, Veneto 35030, Italy
- Theatrical, sensory dining experience
- Playful (or to some pretentious) touches
- Reservations essential