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Trattoria Do Forni

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San Marco
Italian, Chowder, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups
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Calle degli Specchieri - S. Marco 457, 30122 Venice, Italy
+39 041 523 2148
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: The restaurant " Do Forni " was founded in 1973 and is managing with...
The restaurant " Do Forni " was founded in 1973 and is managing with passion by Mr.Eligio Paties. " Do Forni " is distributed in two adjacent rooms: a rustic elegant room setting with the imagery of the ancient Venetian restaurant and the other one called Orient Express, whose luxurious furnishings reproduce accurately the setting and the soul of the famous wagon train that connects Venice to Istanbul and Paris. The restaurant features traditional Venetian cuisine, mainly seafood, which offers fish and shellfish of the Adriatic according to recipes handed down by the Venice of the past centuries and embellished with seasonal vegetables and delicate sauces; but also the restaurant is known for a refined interpretation of the Venetian and Italian cooking that mixes the use of meats and local vegetables with the influence of international gastronomy. Very large and qualified is also the restaurant's wine cellar, that offers the best labels from all the Italian regions, the most prestigious French wines and champagnes as well as a wide selection of international products.
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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This pace had been mentined as one of the best in town and the four of us booked a table there. What a mistake from start to end. First, the food: my guest was forced to return an uneatable 'osso bucco' which was replaced by a greasy 'cotoletta alla milanese' tha remained practically untouched on... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Wemmel, Belgium
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This pace had been mentined as one of the best in town and the four of us booked a table there. What a mistake from start to end. First, the food: my guest was forced to return an uneatable 'osso bucco' which was replaced by a greasy 'cotoletta alla milanese' tha remained practically untouched on the plate. The 'calamaretti fritti'... More 

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Had weekend in Venice last year on Festa del Redentore, and visited this restaurant. It was very pleasant diner, food and wine were simply superb!!! We were amazed!!! Prices are high (our receipt for two main courses, two salads and bottle of Chardonnay was around 270 EUR), but the outcome exceed expectations!!! Strongly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We were recommended this restaurant by the concierge of the JW Marriott. The restaurant is very difficult to find ... thank God for google maps. It is located in a very narrow alley. Eventually and after some fail tries we found it and we were not disappointed. We were greeted by a cheerful & busy staff. The restaurant itself is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We where given this restaurant by the Aman hotel. While it's a little tricky to find it defiantly worth the journey. We where 4 and ordered the friend squid 7/10 parma ham 7/10 spaghetti bolognese 8/10 soup 8/10 carpaccio octopus 8/10 crab in shell 7.5/10 and then more the main course fish 9/10 and veal lemonie 7.5/10 desserts 7/10. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We had a suggestion from our concierge at Bauer il palazzo and it was really a surprise! The food was delicious !!! The carbonara was the best I've ever had! And the fish fresh and amazing!! I recommend !!

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Old style Venetian restaurant. Go here for the food, not the atmosphere. It's on our list whenever we come to Venice and is always one of the best meals in the city. Near San Marco square...and it's airconditioned!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Walking through the streets of Venice we happened upon Do Forni. We were seated in the Orient Express room. As the name indicates it looks like an old train dining car. The staff was prompt and efficient. The food was very good. Do Forni is classic Venetian Food. I had a Bucatini pasta to start and the Sea Bass .... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We went to Do Forni on the recommendation of a local. The food was quite good. We are not wine drinkers, but the wine list is *extensive* (about 25 pages long), so if you are a fan of fine wines, and can afford the luxury, this may be a great stop for you. The service was excellent. We both enjoyed... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We had a dinner with 20 colleagues. The menu was pre-defined so we had some quality expectations. The starter was a cod fish with polenta (baccala mantecato) that was just a disaster... It had a nausea bond smell ... And after our complaints it was changed with a starter with scampis that were not so bad. The pasta with clamp... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This is classical restaurant serving true Venetian food, well prepared and using fresh ingredientes, especially fish. I had a very good sea bass. Service is friendly and eficiente.

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Additional Information about Trattoria Do Forni

Address: Calle degli Specchieri - S. Marco 457, 30122 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 041 523 2148
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Marco
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 66 - 166
Cuisine: Italian, Chowder, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle degli Specchieri - S. Marco 457, 30122 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Marco
  • Neighborhood: San Marco
  • Phone Number: +39 041 523 2148

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 66 - 166
  • Cuisine: Italian, Chowder, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

The restaurant " Do Forni " was founded in 1973 and is managing with passion by Mr.Eligio Paties. " Do Forni " is distributed in two adjacent rooms: a rustic elegant room setting with the imagery of the ancient Venetian restaurant and the other one called Orient Express, whose luxurious furnishings reproduce accurately the setting and the soul of the famous wagon train that connects Venice to Istanbul and Paris. The restaurant features traditional Venetian cuisine, mainly seafood, which offers fish and shellfish of the Adriatic according to recipes handed down by the Venice of the past centuries and embellished with seasonal vegetables and delicate sauces; but also the restaurant is known for a refined interpretation of the Venetian and Italian cooking that mixes the use of meats and local vegetables with the influence of international gastronomy. Very large and qualified is also the restaurant's wine cellar, that offers the best labels from all the Italian regions, the most prestigious French wines and champagnes as well as a wide selection of international products.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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Staying in San Marco

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San Marco
The most famous sestiere (district) in Venice has one of the world's most famous squares, St. Mark's (Piazza San Marco). Anchored on one end by the basilica, clustered around it are restaurants, museums, shops, orchestras playing in the square, pigeons, the grand pink Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), the soaring campanile bell tower, an astrological clock tower, plus gorgeous cafes and restaurants like Florian and Quadri. Piazza San Marco is beloved by Venetians themselves. They book a table anytime, which offers a buffer from the fray. This grand outdoor drawing room attracts Venetians for a stroll too, especially late in the afternoon when the hoards of daytrippers thin out. It's simply a grand place to meet.