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Trattoria Do Forni

Calle degli Specchieri - S. Marco 457, 30122 Venice, Italy (San Marco)
+39 041 523 2148
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Ranked #681 of 1,211 Restaurants in Venice
Price range: $79 - $198
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Bar
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: San Marco
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.
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Well we have been away for 35 days and yes we crave certain foods, but every now and then you come a cross a restaurant that serves simple non complex food, the way it should be with a taste that makes each part of the meal the king, in our case the lamb and veal shank, with roasted potato mmmmmm.... More

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Sant Cugat del Valles, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Elegant, traditional, high quality produce and excellent staff. Exceptional cellar, the choice is overwhelming. It's certainly pricey, but worth every penny.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My sister and I happened upon this place after just arriving in Venice. We were very hungry - mistake number one. We liked the look of the restaurant - it was off the beaten track and well decorated - but once inside we weren't so comfortable. Bar one waiter the staff were cold to the point of arrogance - it... More

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DoForni, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Trattoria Do Forni, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for your review. We have to point out that cover charge in our restaurant (as almost all italian restaurants) includes bread and all the table forniture. Cover and service charge are clearly written on the menu. We thank you that you value with three stars our food that is important for us. We are sorry if... More

Orange, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Appearances are deceiving. Lovely ambience, but food was a huge disappointment with a huge bill. Expectations were reasonably high considering this place offers a wine worth €6,800. Could go on but the final point is, just don't go here.

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DoForni, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Trattoria Do Forni, responded to this review

Dear client, it's a shame that you didn't specify what was wrong with our food; we'd like to have reviews that help us for improving our restaurant. About costs we can only say that are all written on the menu, so is a free choice of our guests to decide for staying and enjoying our cousine or not. Best regards... More

Denver, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Avoid this restaurant at all costs. Do not let your hotel concierge recommend it. If they do, it's because this restaurant is giving them a kick back. We went for my birthday and the food was okay, nothing great to speak of. But then because the concierge at our hotel (Londra Palace) had told them it was my birthday, they... More

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DoForni, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Trattoria Do Forni, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for tell us your opinion about our restaurant. I want to point out that hotels only give advices on our restaurant, and their advices are based on our years of experience in this branch , there is no kick back for any hotels and we want to stress it. I’m so sorry for your experience, I... More

Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews 6 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Leaving very close to Venice is conditioning our life. If I wanna have a romantic dinner with my wife we always opt for different solution. Venice is generally expensive, and if we go there to have a nice sea food romantic dinner I need to ask friends advise in order to get the right environment for the right price. And... More

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DoForni, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Trattoria Do Forni, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so happy when we read that our work is good valued. We appreciate everything you've written specifying everything in detail, and we take advantage that you spoke about our web site to inform our guests that as soon as we can there will be a new fantastic website... More

Dundee, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We visited end of July. Firstly don't let the Michelin star recommended fool you, the interior was beautiful, antique finished wood, staff in tuxedos but the food was the poorest that we have ever had the misfortune of eating. My husband had a "Chef's Special" - fresh porcini mushroom pasta and as there wasn't a great deal of veggie options... More

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DoForni, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Trattoria Do Forni, responded to this review

Dear Guest thank you for your opinion but I have to stress that staff at Do Forni is here for you. It's true that maybe on the menu there is not a wide range of veggie food but I'm sure that if you had asked to the staff they would help you to find some veggie special options for you.... More

Bristol, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

My husband and I ate there last night on recommendation by our consierge. It was my 40th and I was hoping for something special. What we got was average food ( my medium rare filet was bland and poor quality, his sole was barely there), waiting staff who were either indifferent or dismissive and an ambience ( I use the... More

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DoForni, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Trattoria Do Forni, responded to this review

Dear Guest I'm so sorry to read your opinion. We try to do the best for our clients. Here we begin to respond since few months and we try to respond both to people who commented favourably and also to people who had a "bad" experience in our restaurant. We have interest to improve; sometimes it's difficult to respond but... More

São Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Staff horrible, nobody helps and most of them are rude. Food is ok, nothing special and extremely small portions! Suggested appetizer to share was No Sense! It is expensive for overall experience. Indication from our hotel concierge, unfortunately I couldn't find it in Trip Advisor before going there! If I had read the comments here...

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DoForni, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Trattoria Do Forni, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you for your review. It seems strange for us reading about small portion of food because we are used to not do it; food is our " business card" and we try to pamper our guests with it. About the staff I apologize for your experience, I suggest to point out to the director if something is... More

South Salem, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel concierge and was absolutely horrid! We were led to the absolute rear of this very large trattoria to a table for two amidst large parties of eight or more. Our waiter refused to suggest specialty dishes, was indifferent, brought us the wrong dish...a 66 euro risotto that was supposed to include seafood, but... More

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DoForni, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Trattoria Do Forni, responded to this review

Dear guest I'm so sorry for the experience you lived here in our restaurant; there are no excuses for bringing the wrong dish. The waiter tried to apologize by offering a free dish and this is something positive but I know that for you your dinner was clearly ruined. For what concern the cover charge, it's clearly reported on the... More

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