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Aberdeen Angus Beef with Apples and chocolate
From my previous tip, you can see that I was looking forward to eating here. I wanted to eat here Christmas Day 2008, but being a Tuesday, it was closed - but it was open Boxing Day .
There was a board with a menu outside, I was nearly drooling looking at the choices -one in particular made me smile - Beef with apple and chocolate!!!
Well after a days sightseeing, I'd built up an appetite.
I felt a bit nervous entering the restaurant by myself - as a lone female, I like to be able to suss out a place from the outside - is there a table tucked away?, is it full of romantic couples? Is it too fancy?etc etc.
I was greeted by one of the waiters, and I asked if there was a table for one. He said yes, and held out his arm to escort me to a table at the side of the room - Perfect!!!
I ordered the aforementioned beef, with a salad and glass of sparkling water, and asked the waiters advice on which wine to choose, he recommended one that would compliment the richness of the dish - a Nero Avola - apparently this red wine grape comes from Sicily, and is similar to a Syrah or Shiraz.
While waiting for my food, I had brought a book to read. One of the waiters had spotted it and had got quite excited- it was Anthony Bourdains 'Kitchen Confidential' which I was enjoying reading. He picked it up and said that he was a big fan of Anthony Bourdain. Later he returned with another waiter and asked if I was here for a special reason.
I found out later that apparently someone who knows Mr B. quite well, had eaten at this restaurant. The staff were keen that AB should come to their restaurant to try their dishes, especially the beef and chocolate (as he's noted for trying unusual dishes) As I'd ordered this dish, and was reading his book, they'd thought that I was connected in some way - I wish!!
Well, the beef was superlative!!!
It was well presented . The waiter explained that there were slices of sharp raw apple, pieces of cooked apple and the chocolate sauce. He advised that I ate a small piece of each with the beef to get the contrasting flavours.
Wow!!! The beef on its own was gorgeous, very tender and with a good flavour, but the chocolate and apple blew me away. I've had apple with pork, but not beef before, though I've had chocolate with beef in chilli dishes.
This was definitely my 'Last Meal' main course choice! I even had a photo of it as my 'phone screen saver for a while!!
All in All, I'd had a great night here, it was well worth a visit - Great food, lovely atmosphere, and charming waiters! I felt quite at ease here.
Venice has a reputation for poor food, I'd say that this place is one of those establishments trying to change the cities reputation.
UPDATE - to celebrate my 50th Birthday, It had to be Venice, with my friends, and this was where I wanted to eat. As I was in Venice for Christmas, I had chance to call in and book a table -this would be for the first night that Algiubagio re-opened, after some refurbishment.
For the next few weeks, Giulio (one of the owners) and I were e-mailing, while a menu and budget was decided on. I liked the choices, but was aware, that my friends might not be in favour of the dishes, or price. It was decided that some would probably chose from the main menu on the night - I was starting to get quite apprehensive as the meal approached-in the end, I needn't have worried, from start to finish, we had excellent service, and my friends all went with the menu that Giulio had planned. They are still raving about our meal in Algiubagio!
Menu and prices to follow
June 2013 During our long weekend in Padova, I was hoping to get the chance to see Venice. Phil agreed to a 'short' visit and in order to avoid the crowds, I decided that Algiubagio would be a good place to head to for a relaxing drink and to enjoy the views across the lagoon. There are a few seats outside the restaurant for those wanting drinks, while the covered 'pontoon' is for diners only now. We enjoyed an excellent Aperol Spritz each.
Favorite Dish: The Beef with chocolate and apple - I'm still drooling over it now! Tender Aberdeen Angus fillet, with a smooth dark chocolate sauce, unsweetened, but not too bitter. Sharp raw acidic apple slices and cooked sweeter pieces of apple (25 euros)
Side salad of mixed leaves, carrot, tomato etc (which I'm afraid that I didn't finish - It was fresh and tasty, but I was too busy devouring my beef!) (4.50 euros)
0.75 litre bottle of carbonated water - (3 euros)
1 glass wine - Nero Avola - I'm no wine expert, but I thought this was a lovely wine - I did well to restrict myself to the one glass! (3.80 euros)
bread 3 euros
No Service Charge!!
Total 39.30 euros, which I thought was quite good value - especially compared to my previous nights meal near the Rialto Bridge.
Address: Fondamente Nuove 5039
Comparison: about average
Vaporetto FONDAMENTE NUOVE
From the vaporetto, turn right, just before the small bridge is this restaurant
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Algiubagio Pizzeria and Gelateria
CANNAREGIO Not to be confused with their Restaurant further along FN.
I was waiting for the vaporetto to San Michele, when I spotted this place, the pizzas smelt delicious, so I decided to eat here before getting the waterbus.
I was surprised to see that it was called Algiubagio, as the restaurant of the same name is a few metres away - apparently it is owned by the same people. This was a good reason to eat here- I'd enjoyed a drink here at my previous visit, and was looking forward to eating there during this visit - especially since I'd read many good reviews in food and travel articles.
This place is quite small and is divided into 2 areas of Pizzeria and Ice cream parlour. There was just one young man serving. Very handsome! - I'm sure that the Algiubagio group only employ gorgeous men!
As I arrived, he was in the process of removing pizzas from the oven, then slicing them into portions. I pointed to the pizza that I wanted - topping of cheese, mushrooms and artichoke hearts. I ate this outside -Mmmm delicious - nice herb flavour, with a base that was just right!
Now, it's December 26th, it's quite cold - Oh Yes, I'll have an Ice Cream!!
I've recently become quite addicted to good ice cream, and the ones on display looked quite appetising. I selected a double scoop of velvety chocolate in a cone.
I paid 2.00 euros for the pizza and 2 euros for the Ice cream - Well worth it!!
I'll certainly visit here again!
Christmas 2008- got here just as they were closing, - :-(
UPDATE Christmas 2009 - I'm afraid that this place was less appealing this visit- I wanted a coffee but the machine was 'Broken' which I interpreted as 'not worth setting up for just one person' There were a lot of scruffy hand scribbled price lists in the window, and above the counter one of those electric display boards with photos of pizzas etc.
I did return the next day for a slice of pizza and a coffee which were both good, but the service wasn't as charming as my previous visit (the 'handsome staff policy' had ceased too!)
However, I'll still return here for pizza and coffee.
UPDATE JUNE 2013 - This place has undergone a transformation - still serving Pizza and gelato, but looks much more appealing now.The Algiubagio sign has been partly covered (pic 4)
Favorite Dish: The pizza slice was first class -- very tasty. Tomato base, cheese, artichoke hearts, and I think ham - this could have been a Pizza Capricciosa (if so, I think it would have had egg as well) - I just pointed to the one that had just come out of the oven, and wolfed it down!
The dark chocolate ice cream was quality! rich, creamy with the right mix of bitterness/sweetness.
June 2013 Phil and I had a good sized wedge of Pizza, with mushrooms and salami, which was fresh and very tasty. Still good value for just over 2 Euros!
Address: Fondamente Nuova Cannaregio 5045-5047Venice
Comparison: about average
Directions: From Fondamente Nuova Vaporetto station, with the water on your L side , walk forward a few metres and You'll spot their sign.
Price: less than US$10
UPDATE - I've just been informed that this place has possibly closed/ been re-opened as a different restaurant! If this is so PLEASE DON'T RATE THIS TIP. I'M LEAVING THIS TIP FOR ANYONE WHO MIGHT BE PLANNING ON VISITING, AFTER SEEING IT IN GUIDE BOOKS ETC.
Aciugheta means Little Anchovy, and unsurprisingly anchovies feature in some of the meals and snacks on offer here.
I chose to eat here on my first night (Christmas Eve) as my hotels (Albergo Al Tiepolo)management owned this restaurant and offered 10% discount on drinks and food. It was only a few metres from the hotel too. I've since seen it mentioned in guide books and on web sites, with good reviews.
Aciugheta is divided into 2 parts- The left is a tratorria/pizzeria, whilst the right is an authentic osteria with a wide selection of wines and cicheti. Seating outside on the campo too.
I visited twice, both times I enjoyed my food and the atmosphere. It was mainly locals dining here. Apparently it's popular with Gondoliers, which is a sign of approval in Venice, as there is sure to be good food with Venetian recipes.
The trattoria has wooden tables and scrubbed wooden floors, with bare brick walls. Small rooms/alcoves make for a more intimate feel. Photos and paintings of gondoliers, local scenes.
The staff were very busy, but were efficient and fairly friendly. The head waiter was very patient as he took my order, and again when a customer tried to get away with paying his bill- Quite entertaining!
I returned later for a glass of beer (Pedovena 400mls 5 euros) while deciding whether to turn in for the night or head back to San Marco for midnight Mass (it was Christmas Eve)
The next night I decided to eat here again, I enjoyed my meal but there was a group of local men sat behind me, who were winding up one of the waitresses, one had a really annoying high pitched laugh too, so I didn't hang around too long after my meal.
UPDATE - I returned for a meal during my Christmas 07 visit. This time I was seated in the newer pizzeria area. I really enjoyed my meal, but the room was quite stark, and lacking in the atmosphere that I'd previously enjoyed, despite being nearly full and being Christmas - perhaps because we were all tourists eating in here.
Christmas 09 - Again I was directed to this 'tourist room' The room was cold, and service was quite slow- people who arrived later were served before me etc. My pizza was good, but I was disappointed with my experience here again. I was planning eating here with my 9 friends in January, but have decided to look elsewhere now
Favorite Dish: Dec. 2006
Pizza Capricciosa (tomato, mozarella, ricotta, mushroom and prosciutta) and a glass of Chardonnay Reserve
Mussels and clams in a sauce (which was a bit salty for me)- 9 euros
Grilled duck and mashed potatoes - 18 euros
2 x Glasses of prosecco 6 euros each
Pedovena beer 5 euros (400mls)
1 glass of wine 5 euros
Small bottle of water 2.20 euros
Squid 16 euros
salad 5 euros
dessert 6 euros
Service@12% 4.10 euros
Total 38 .30 euros
Address: Campo SS Filippo e Giacoma, Castello,4357-30122
Comparison: about average
Directions: From San Marco Plazza, with the clocktower on your left, proceed forward, and exit the Square by crossing the bridge (Ponte Canonica) (With The Bridge of Sighs To your right). Enter Piazza SS Filippo e Giacoma- Aciugheta is at the far end left side.
Other Contact: fax 041 5208222
Phone: 041 5224292
Jazz Club 900
VAPORETTO - RIALTO MERCATO
This was opposite the hostel (Sweet Dreams) where I was staying, so I had passed it a few times, and had noticed that it seemed to have quite a nice atmosphere. On my last night, I'd planned to eat at my favourite restaurant in Venice, but there was a torrential downpour, so I decided to eat here instead.
Subdued lighting, wooden tables and chairs, with jazz music played at a level that's not too loud, and adds to the mellow mood of the pizzeria. Jazz memorabilia adorns the walls of the different rooms. Seating outside too (but not on this rainy night!)
I sat in the bar area, where there were about 5 tables, there were one or maybe two larger rooms beyond.
I ordered my pizza from the menu , and a small carafe of house white- (their smallest was 1/2 litre)! As I was trying to stick to a budget, I settled for a Margherita for 7 Euros. Cover charge (Coperto) 2.50 Euros
During my visit, my fellow diners appeared to be all locals - a couple of young men who had probably just finished work, a group of female friends, plus a small dog, and an elegant elderly couple.
I enjoyed eating here, with its very relaxing atmosphere. My pizza was quite tasty. I must have been hungrier than I realised as I ate every last scrap!
Apparently this Pizzeria/Jazz Club is recognised as being one of the top 100 places to eat in Italy.
Live music is played here October-April (Reservations recommended), with some of Italys best known jazz musicians, plus those from further afield appearing here.
I'm not a particular fan of jazz, but I did enjoy the recorded music while I was here.
I'd certainly eat/drink here again.
Worth noting, that it usually stays open until midnight (although on the Thursday night, when I'd intended calling in for a night cap, it was closed - it had been open later the previous night) -Many restaurants close early in Venice - around 22.30 is quite normal -
Favorite Dish: I enjoyed my Margherita pizza, and the house wine was good too!
Address: Campiello del Sansoni, S Polo 900
Comparison: less expensive than average
Directions: From Vaporetto Rialto Mercato stop - head straight forward through the campo, and head up Ruga V S Giovanni, after about 200 metres look up for the black jazz club sign. Turn Right and continue forward, into the small square.
Other Contact: staff@Jazz900.com
Phone: +39 0415226565
Harrys Bar Venice
I'd walked past this famous bar/restaurant twice already without realising. When I'd decided to treat myself to one of their legendary Bellini cocktails, it took me a while to find it.
I was expecting something more distinctive. The side doorway and the frosted windows don't give many clues as to the interior.
As a female travelling alone, it's sometimes a bit daunting to enter a restaurant or bar, so I usually like to suss a place out from the outside first.
Well, it was Christmas Day, so decided that a Bellini at Harrys was in order. I had been in 2 minds - was this 'too touristy'? but then again, this was probably on one of those 'things to do before you die' lists.
The Bellini cocktail was invented here, as was the raw Beef dish Carpaccio in 1950, for Comptessa Amalia Noni Mocenigo, who's doctor had forbidden her to eat cooked meats. The dish colouring was reminiscent of Carpaccios paintings.
Harrys Dry Martini is also a speciality - 10 parts gin :1 part vermouth
Famed as Hemingways favourite bar, and host to decades of celebrities, royalty and 'the well heeled' I was expecting to step back into the 1930's!
Taking a deep breath, I entered through the side door - straight into a small light room, with a bar to the left, and small tables, where groups were eating, arranged around the other 3 walls. There appeared to be another room at least, reached up a few steps at the side of the bar.
I took a seat at the bar, and waited for the lone bar man to acknowledge my presence, which took a while - there was no-one else waiting to be served. I'd read so many reports about the prompt, polite service offered to all who entered the bar- Hmmm- not so! This surly old retainer was in no hurry to serve me.
I ordered my Bellini, expecting to see a skillfully made cocktail from fresh white peaches and prosecco. I was quite disappointed to find it was poured from a jug - I don't know how long it had been made. So I don't know if this was a good Bellini or not!
Looking around the room, there were diners in varying groups - families/ friends with a variety of languages/accents, mainly in the 60+ age range.
I'm afraid I did feel a bit disappointed, even if my drink had been free (instead of 14 euros) there wasn't the atmosphere or service that I'd understood was part of this legendary establishment.
For a Christmas Day afternoon, it was particularly joyless!
A glass of Prosecco is about 7 euros
I've since read others comments about their experience here - Some rave about it, others had a similar experience to mine. this link gives some interesting comments
My advice would be - if You're wanting to try a cheaper (and better) Bellini-try one of the numerous osterias around Venice, especially around the Rialto markets etc.
But, if you want to have experienced a Bellini at Harrys Bar, go ahead...
10:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Favorite Dish: I had a Bellini - which was 'OK' I can't compare it to others as this was the only one I tried in Venice.
I was disappointed to see that it was just poured from a jug, standing on a shelf - I don't know how long it had been standing there
I did buy a pack of 3 'ready mixed' Bellini bottles from the airport - You can buy these or 'kits' from the Cipriani stand in the airport food shop - and they tasted OK too.
Address: Calle Vallaresso, 1323 30124 Venezia Italy
Comparison: more expensive than average
Directions: VAPORETTO - SAN MARCO VALLARESSO
From the Vaporetto head Left, then straight forwards. Harrys is the first building on the corner - check the windows!
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Phone: 39-41-528-5777Fax:+39 (0) 4
Ristarante Gran Cafe Quadri
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 headed to the cafes opposite, and found a table outside Quadris.
I was served promptly by the smartly attired waiter - I decided to treat myself to an Irish coffee - (hot coffee with a slug of Irish Whiskey and topped with cream) it was sunny, but there was a chill in the air.
Waiting for my drink, I had time for a bit of people watching, and to enjoy my last views of San Marco- sadly the plastic sheeting around the central flagpole- see my 2nd and 3rd picture- spoiled the view somewhat.
My coffee arrived, with a piece of chocolate and a carafe of water. I was enjoying my leisurely drink, when I realised that I had less time than I thought before having to leave for the airport, so I ended up rushing my drink.
My bill was 15.80 Euros - Certainly not cheap, but I'd enjoyed my cafe experience, and my last few minutes in Venice (and I was aware that this would be expensive).
As it was winter - the orchestra wasn't playing- or there would have been a supplement.
For the cheaper option-enjoy your drink standing up inside.
Quadris and Florians are Venetian institutions. Both are the only survivors from the 18th century, when there were 27 such coffee houses in the Piazzo alone.
Florians is slightly older, and would appear to be the more popular cafe. During the Occupation, Quadris was favoured by the Austrian Officers, while the locals hung out in Florians.
Both have similar price ranges - not cheap!! prices go up when their orchestras are playing- and there is a supplement added to the bill.
Both have entertained the famous and infamous through the centuries.
Quadris has an upstairs restaurant - Expensive, but the only Restaurant in the Piazza. (I understand this is a popular venue for wedding parties)
Giorgio Quadri arrived in Venice in 1775, from Corfu, with his Greek wife Naxina and his life savings, intent on making his fortune in Venice.
Naxina saw the potential for investing in the new fashion for drinking coffee, a beverage introduced by the Turks
The first coffee shop had opened as early as 1683 under the Procuratie Nuove in St. Mark's Square. Naxina and Giorgio bought an old coffee shop on the corner of Sottoportego dei Dai, under the covered pavements of Piazza San Marco
In 1830 the Quadri opened its restaurant on the upper floor.
The ground floor rooms, with their distinctive stucco in pastel shades of light green and yellow, were the natural backdrop for the paintings of Venice scenes by Giuseppe Ponga.
I'm afraid that I still prefer Florians, but I did enjoy this experience at Quadri!
Favorite Dish: I enjoyed my Irish Coffee - it was a good Irish Coffee, but why pay nearly 16 Euros for a glass of coffee, with a slug of whiskey and a topping of cream?
Because, it's being drunk outside one of the oldest coffee houses, in one of the worlds most attractive squares (spoilt only by the hoards of feathered vermin - in December the human hoards weren't too stifling!), the December sun's shining, it's my last hour in Venice, I wanted a happy memory - priceless!
Address: Piazza San Marco 121 30124 Venice
Comparison: more expensive than average
Directions: Vaporetto SAN ZACCARIA /SAN MARCO
Procuratie Vecchie side of Piazzo San Marco - Stand in the centre of the square, with the Basillica behind You, roughly halfway up, to your Right is Quadris.
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Gam Gam is one of Venices' best known restaurants- located at the edge of the ghetto, overlooking the Canareggio Canal, and serving Venetian/ Jewish/Middle Eastern kosher food! It was opened in 1997 by the Beyt Chabad community
I've read mixed reviews about the food served here. I was quite curious, and wanted to try the food
I'd walked past this restaurant a few times during my visits to Venice, but I finally decided to try it out. The restaurant was quite full when I arrived, and I had to wait a short while for my table to be prepared. I was seated at a table for 2 (for just myself ) which was quite close to a couple at the next table. They were quite friendly (American) so it wasn't a problem.
There was a promotion on a mixed starter of Israeli dishes, which I decided to go with - various dishes of pickled veg, falafel etc.
For my next course, I went with the chicken soup-I felt like I was starting with a cold, and had heard this was the 'Jewish penicillin' a cold cure!
Well the courses kept coming, and I worked my way through them the best I could, they were all perfectly edible, but I'm afraid there wasn't a particular dish that was really memorable.
Open Mon-Thu,Sun 11am-10pm; Fri 11am-3pm
to be continued...
Address: Cannaregio, 1122 30100 Venezia, Italy
Comparison: about average
Other Contact: http://www.jewishvenice.org/arti
Phone: 041 715 284
VAPORETTO- GUGLIE or FERROVIA
Spending my last few hours in Venice, before returning to the airport, I came upon this small cafe, in the Campo San Geremia, opposite the church of the same name.
It was quite chilly, and I was ready for a hot coffee, but changed my mind when I saw that there was Suchards Hot Chocolate! The pleasant young man, went through all the flavourings - I was tempted by one that was called Aztec-with hot spices and peppers.
While I waited for my drink I enjoyed relaxing in this modern cafe. The menu showed a variety of hot and cold beverages, cocktails and beers.
Seating inside and out.
My chocolate arrived served in a trendy cup and saucer, with a spoon. Initially, I'd been a bit disappointed when I saw the chocolate was in a sachet-I thought that this would be a powder.
Well-I was pleasantly surprised-the chocolate was thick, smooth and rich, and after the chocolate taste there was a 'kick' of peppers - WOW! My mouth was still tingling after I left this place!
The chocolate was so thick, that I needed the spoon to eat it with - rather than sipping it. As I was due to return to Venice a month later, and my hotel was nearby, I anticipated that I would have at least one visit here - I would have walked to the other side of the Island for this drink sensation! So I was disappointed to find it was closed when I returned towards the end of January. Hopefully, it will re-open later this year.
I can't remember how much it cost - I seem to think it was 2 Euros
Address: Campo San Geremia Cannaregio, Venice
Comparison: about average
Directions: From the Scalzi Bridge (Ferrovia side) head down Lista di Spagna, which leads into Campo San Geremia. Opposite the church are a few shops and Cafe Regina.
From Guglie - cross the bridge and continue forward into Campo San Geremia
Phone: NOT KNOWN YET..
Price: less than US$10
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 looking for somewhere reasonable to eat. I'd hoped to eat at the nearby La Zucca, but it was full, so I turned back to this well known pizzeria.
This is the original Ae Oche Pizzeria, named after the nearby Calle del Oche, where geese were reared and sold-hence the cartoon geese logo.
Other branches are open around Venice (Lista di Spagna, Cannaregio 158A and Dorsoduro 1414, on the Zattere ) and Veneto (Mestre and Treviso).
I was aware that Ae Oche was noted for its cheap pizzas, and is a popular place for students to eat, so decided to give it a try. There were empty seats outside, but I thought that I'd check with the waiter inside, that these weren't reserved. He pointed to empty tables and said I could sit on the left or right - I chose the side with most diners, and an end table. Menus were already on the table, so I worked my way through the 80 plus pizzas. Here were varieties that I'd never seen before! I also noted that the cheapest pizza was 4.90 Euros!
I decided that I'd opt for one around 7.50 Euros, and found something unusual to try- Equine pizza- dried shredded horsemeat served with a wedge of lemon. As far as I know, I've not eaten horsemeat before, though I most probably have in France or Belgium. I remembered seeing a horsemeat butcher in the Rialto Markets on a previous visit.
There was a Veneziana pizza-seafood for 9.80 Euros, where a percentage from the service charge for anyone choosing this variety , would be donated to the Venice in Peril fund. I saw this last week in the UK, on a Pizza Express Menu too. CLICK FOR INFO
Well, I read the menu cover to cover, and still no service - the waiter kept popping in and out to attend to other diners/ clear their plates etc, but I was invisible, despite waving!!!
A new couple arrived, and were promptly seen to. Now, normally, I'd have just stood up and walked away, but.....It was 22.00 hours, and as most restaurants in Venice close around 22.30, I wasn't sure if I'd find anywhere else nearby, I was getting very hungry too.
I was just about to get up to leave, when a different waiter appeared. He came over straight away, and took my order -Aperol Spritz-which came in a glass tumbler-no olive or orange slice.
My pizza was fine-hot and tasty, but I was disappointed with the (lack of) service, which has put me off eating at any of the Ae Oche branches in future.
Although the prices are cheap, there is a 12% service charge!!!!
I went inside to use the toilet, and saw the much mentioned American Diner style interior, which was empty!! I thought that at least the poor service was due to it being full inside.
Address: Santa Croce 1552
Comparison: less expensive than average
Directions: From Campo San Giacomo dell' Orio, walk down Calle del Tintor
Ae Oche is at the foot of Ponte Del Tentor.
Phone: +39 041 524 1161
Price: less than US$10
Pasqualigo S.R.L. - Ristorante
We were a group of 10 out on our first night of the weekend in Venice. Our hotel was next to the Scalzi Bridge, so we decided to find somewhere fairly near to our hotel to eat. After wandering for quite a while, we finally came to a decision, and decided there was room here in this restaurant for us.
We were shown to a long table, which fitted us all in. Our waiter was friendly and helpful in advising us on the menu choices.
Lorenzo Pasqualigo was a Venetian merchant living in London, I'm not sure if the restaurant was named after him..it might have been named after Marco Pasqualigo, a young Venetian patrician who in 1583 served as a city official in Brescia, then again it could have been Pietro Pasqualigo
an Ambassador from Venice, who lived in in Lisbon in 1501, or then again it might have been none of these!
We ordered a few bottles of House Red, beer and water, while we perused the extensive menu
For my starter, I chose the small shrimps from the Venetian lagoon, served with polenta (pic 2), then for my main course, locally caught squid (calamari) grilled and served with a salad garnish (pic 3).These were delicious. I didn't choose a dessert, but Lorraine couldn't finish her pannacotta, so I helped her out. We finished with coffees.
I'm not sure of the cost-we had a kitty, so the bill was paid from this, but it was quite reasonable.
Address: 2288, Cannaregio, Venezia, VE 30121, 30121, Italy
Comparison: about average
Directions: Canareggio. I'm trying to find the street address - think it might have been on the Strada Nova
Phone: 041 719966
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