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Venice Restaurants

Ristorante Quadri

  • Piazza San Marco 121 Map It
  • San Marco
  • Italian

Known for

  • Sophisticated and modern Italian cuisine
  • Tasting menus with seasonal ingredients
  • Jaw-droppingly expensive prices

Published 06/20/2007

Fodor's Review

Quadri, located above the famed café of the same name, is steeped in history (as a café, it was the first to introduce Turkish coffee to an already overcaffeinated city in the 1700s) and overstated Venetian ambience. Since the Alajmo family (of the celebrated Le Calandre restaurant near Padua) have taken over the restaurant and put their accomplished sous-chef from Padua in charge of the kitchen, the menu has developed increasing complexity, best sampled by choosing a tasting menu. You can savor such creative delights as pumpkin lasagnetta noodles with lobster, squid, ginger, and almonds, but you can also be more conservative and enjoy burrata ravioli with a seafood-tomato sauce spiked with oregano. Note also that any tasting menu must be ordered by the entire table. Downstairs, the simpler Quadrino (located next to the café)—with impeccably restored neo-rococo wall paintings—serves more traditional Venetian fare and some of the best martinis in town. As for Quadri itself—the prices, cuisine, and decor are all alta, so beware: some food critics find the fare not worth the ticket. Be sure, also, to book one of the few tables with a Piazza San Marco view; otherwise, the ambience offered is lavish, but not really extraordinary.

Restaurant Information

Address:

Piazza San Marco 121, Venice, Veneto, 30124, Italy

Map It

Restaurant Details:

  • Closed Mon.

Published 06/20/2007

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