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San Provolo - Venice

San Provolo

San Provolo: San Provolo

Ristorante San Provolo, specialized in seafood but also the perfect place for a perfect home-made pizza.
Very cozy inside in light pink tones, linen tablecloths and candles on the tables. Outside two covered sidewalk terraces.

Favorite Dish: We had their home-made pizza for lunch.

You'll have to be careful in Venice re pizzas. Lots of the cheaper places don't make their own pizzas and serve deep-frozen pizzas.

Address: Campo San Provolo, Castello 4713

Comparison: about average

Directions: In the sestiere Castello.

Phone: 041 5285085

Price: US$11-20

Rating: 4

Theme: Local

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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Gelati - Venice

Gelati

Gelateria's !!!: Gelateria's !!!

There are hundreds of gelateria's in Venice. All of them have ice-creams in so many flavours that it's really very difficult to make your choice.

Favorite Dish: We did quite some sampling and both agreed that the gelateria on Strada Nuova (Cannaregio) had the best ice cream. They are known for their "Bacio" flavour. Bacio means kiss, a perfect name for a good ice-cream in this romantic city! It's a mixture of chocolate and hazelnut.
Prices of ice-cream vary from 0.80 to 1.50 euro per scoop.

Price: less than US$10

Rating: 4

Theme: Ice Cream

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 3, 2004
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Street artists in front of Rist. San Aponal - Venice

Street artists in front of Rist. San Aponal

San Aponal: San Aponal

A tourist trap! But we were hungry and didn't feel like walking around much more, so we entered this place without thinking twice.
It's on a busy square where street artists perform.

Favorite Dish: I doubt that the food they served was freshly made. We had an insalate caprese to start with. The mozzarella cheese was served in one whole big lump with 3 slices of tomato. Glad there was some good olive oil available! Our second course was pasta of which the sauce was only lukewarm. It tasted like nothing. The parmesan and some pepper did a good job here!

Address: Campo San Aponal, San Polo 1251

Comparison: about average

Directions: In the sestiere San Polo

Price: US$21-30

Rating: 1

Theme: Local

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 15, 2003
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The typical Italian bars: The typical Italian bars

We had some good experiences at these typical Italian bars where you can eat a light Italian lunch and drink wine and coffee at more normal prices.
They usually have a large bar and a few tables inside plus a small sidewalk terrace.
Food eaten at the bar is less expensive than served at a table.
The further away from the tourist areas, the cheaper!

Favorite Dish: One day we had delicious bruschette with tomatoes and mozzarella cheese. Really very tasty!
Another day we had some something similar to the tapas in Spain: small snacks of crabmeat, calamari, parma ham, parmesan cheese, ...

Address: Everywhere in the city

Comparison: about average

Price: US$11-20

Rating: 4

Theme: Local

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 12, 2003
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Tiramisu - Venice

Tiramisu

Le Bistrot de Venise: Le Bistrot de Venise

If you want a real fine dining experience, Le Bistrot de Venise is the place to go. They serve typical Venetian cuisine as well as historical cuisine. Their wine-list is huge (it's a restaurant-winebar) and many wines can be ordered by the glass, even the top Italian wines. A good opportunity to taste a few different wines with your meal!
You can eat inside as well as on their sidewalk terrace (which we did because the weather was gorgeous).

Favorite Dish: My husband made his choice out of the historical menu: the 14th century baked lamb in a sweet & sour sauce with broiled silver skin onions.
I chose from the classical Venetian menu: baked gilthead seabream in a rosmary and pine nuts crust, prosecco sparkling white sauce and eggplant tartlet.
On recommendation of the sommelier we ordered a Friuli wine which was a bit heavy for our taste.
For dessert he had chocolate tart while I chose the tiramisu. And Italian cappucino, of course!

Address: Calle dei Fabbri, San Marco 4685

Comparison: more expensive than average

Directions: Halfway between Piazza San Marco and Ponte di Rialto

Phone: 041 5236651

Price: US$41 and up

Rating: 5

Theme: Local

Website: http://www.bistrotdevenise.com

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 11, 2003
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Al Vagon inside & outside - Venice

Al Vagon inside & outside

Al Vagon: Al Vagon

This is a fairly large trattoria where you can sit in the dining room (not very cozy) and on their sidewalk terrace next to a canal.
The service is very good and friendly. The food is upto standards.

Favorite Dish: For starter my husband had pasta in a black sauce (made with inkfish) while I took a thick vegetable soup. For our main course we both took sole in a white wine sauce which was very good.
A bottle of white wine went with this meal.

Address: Cannaregio 5597/A

Comparison: about average

Directions: Close to Ponte di Rialto

Phone: 041 5237558

Price: US$31-40

Rating: 3

Theme: Local

Website: http://www.alvagon.com

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 11, 2003
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