Fodor's Expert Review Botteghe di Promessi Sposi
Join locals at the banco (counter) premeal for an ombra (small glass of wine) and cicheti like polpette or violet eggplant rounds, or reserve a table for a full meal in the dining room or the intimate courtyard. A varied, seasonal menu includes local standards like calf's liver or grilled canestrelli (tiny Venetian scallops), along with creative variations on classic Venetian fare, such as homemade ravioli stuffed with radicchio di Treviso or orecchiette with a scrumptious minced-duck sauce. The service is friendly and helpful, but it's very popular among locals, so be sure to make a reservation (later is better for a more relaxed environment).
Venice, Veneto 30121, Italy
- Creative cicheti and wine
- Regularly changing menu with both traditional and modern choices
- Friendly, helpful service