My last night in Venice - the last night of my Holiday, and I was in Piazza San Marco. The crowds had left - pigeons paddling in the water from that afternoons Aqua Alta outnumbered the... more
The famous bar counter of Guiseppe Cipriani (pls read his biagraphy) where known artists, writers, socialites, actors gather. I never missed dropping by for a Bellini! Its a very cozy place, very... more
It seems like most people visiting Dorsoduro mistake the Ristorante San Troverso for its nearby cousin the Taverna-Pizzaria San Trovaso. Despite sharing owners, these two places are NOT the same. The... more
There is a chain of very good cheap self-service cafeteria type restaurants that I can recommend for a large main meal in the middle of the day. It is called Brek.
In Venice it looks like a regular... more
Me and my girlfriend, 2006. Memories are fading.
Starter: shared granseola (crab)
First course: squid-ink risotto and I think some kind of Marinara pasta.
Main course: grilled "coda di rospo" and (i... more
VAPORETTO - RIVA DI BIASIO / SAN STAE
Open daily in summer, otherwise-closed Mondays
(12.00-15.00 for lunch and 19.00-23.00 for dinner)
I found this place, while I was wandering around... more
I'd originally planned to have my last 'holiday drink' in Venice at Florians, before heading to the airport - but there were no tables outside - it was a sunny late December morning. So, I... more
I had inquired about a romantic restaurant in Venice from a member here on VT & was directed to Algiubagio. All I can say is that Guilio (co-owner) knows what customer service is and how to treat... more
The restaurant is in Cannareggio area, right across a canal after Campo del Ghetto Nuovo. They have a few tables in front, along the water, a nicely decorated dining room with a glass counter where... more
I think the noosance post saying that the service is slow and it took forever to get the check is due to cultural misunderstanding. Italians like to eat slowly. When you sit, you may not get a menu... more
Good quality heimishe food, served elegantly, clean and superb service, relaxing atmosphere all sets the mood to relax mode. A place where all races, religions and ethnicities can find their place, in... more
We dined at this establishment one night in Oct, 2012. Probably the best thing I can say about this place is the service was slow. It's all downhill after that. Food was the worst we have eaten... more
The dismissiveness and arrogance of our waiters made us feel unwanted and served by amateurs with attitude, in what had been billed as a top restaurant. Our principal waiter couldn’t make eye contact... more
There were several small restaurants near our hotel, including "Ristorante da Nino", which has a few tables along the Grand Canal and which we chose for one of our evening meals. It was a satisfactory... more
Nice staff but ..... my wife and I had a bad stomach immediately after eating at this restaurant. Bad news ... the food was originally served cold and we complained and hey presto ... it was hot when... more
One evening on my trip in May 2005 I met VT member jessica-b for dinner. We decided to go to Pizzeria Da Sandro which was a recommendation of our VT friend sue_stone.
If the Pizzeria had been crap,... more
This fabulous ice cream place is often frequented by my VT friend sue_stone.
Always when she is in Venice she seems to pop by a few times per day.
Jessica_b, sue_stone and me went here together... more
We all still fondly remember our night here ... it made our trip to Venice
Direct quote from Time Out:
You don't just come here to eat; you come for the experience. An anonymous doorway in a calle... more
Venice is a great food town. The problem is, most tourists don't go anywhere that a Venetian would eat. The food around San Marco is almost uniformly horrible, and from that, comes Venice's reputation... more
Burano island was where the fishermen of Venice lived. It is a short ride across the lagoon and has colorful houses and nice little shops for lace and other local items.
While there in May 2009, we... more
In 2006 we had 3 dinners here with an excellent ratio quality/ service/ price. (Ref my previous comment).
We came back after 4 years and found that things were even better than in our memories. The... more
Next to the Fenice Opera House, and supposedly frequented by its performers, this is an upmarket, but quality restuarant with very good food and excellent service. The menu is not extensive, but the... more
Ai Gondolieri is one of Venice's most renowned restaurants. It has been around since the '40s, but it was only in 1987 that it became the restaurant it is now with fine cuisine. The menu contains... more
Nino's is our home base. Not only do we eat most of our meals there, but we are now even renting an apartment from them! If you go to Nino's more than once, you are no longer just a patron, but a... more
By now it is already some weeks ago that I came back from my 12 days visit in Venezia and it is still there - the spell, this magic city poured over me. Anytime I close my eyes, it is there, it fills...
We visited Venice many years ago as a day trip from Croatia. Like all other day tourists we did the usual trip of glass factory, St Marks's Square, Rialto Bridge and then a boat ride down the Grande...