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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 #708 of 1,202 Restaurants in Venice
Price range: $68 - $170
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Bar
Neighborhood: San Marco
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I'm usually not a review writer, but if you want fond memories of Venice, skip this place. The food and service are adequate, but for the price, they should slaughter the fatted calf. Actually, that's how i felt when it was all done.

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34 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Nice cosy place, waitress very friendly, excellent red wine and i ate delicious linguini seafood. I was disapointed because no burata in this expensive restaurant only mozarella

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Sao Paulo, SP
3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I f you want to pay a hundred and five euros for a half chicken breast and two slices of tomatoes go there. Oh and a quarter of a lemmon that comes after you´ve eaten the half chicken breast.

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

This was the worst New Year's Eve experience and meal I have ever had. Locked into a 270 Euro fixed price menu and not told until too late. The beef was over done. Top price, low quality. Go elsewhere.

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New York, NY
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53 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

My husband and I recently ate lunch at Trattoria Do Forni on a very cold, rainy day. The atmosphere was quite comforting in a old world sort of way and the service was very good. I had a perfectly fine Spaghetti alla Carbonara. The clientele was mostly tourists, but the father and son sitting at the table next to us... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

From the outside you may pass by, because it seems like a small bar, but in the back it has a big dining room. It seems it is always full and you need a reservation. That is the only thing I did not like, that the restaurant was half full and they sat us in a corner hidden table and... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This restaurant appears to be the most recommended restaurant in Venice, as reflected by the menu's premium pricing. The service is very good and welcoming. All the food was very tasty (a touch above a good Italian restaurant) and very (often too) generous in portion, so it would be better to share if you are small eaters like us. The... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The service was good and the food was nice but for the price we paid I would expect something that was wow and this was not it

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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

This restaurant is tucked away on a small street near Piazza San Marco. It was recommended by our hotel for a late dinner after a concert. Most dishes are prepared or finished tableside. The house made pasta and fish are particularly good. A bit pricy, but not unreasonable for the quality and service. I do not understand the review by... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This was a lovely, atmospheric restaurant. Excellent food but very pricey. Good sized portions and real quality. Wonderfully fresh fish, indeed the boatmen were replenishing the display and delivering as we dined. The staff were pleasant, helpful and happy to chat and go through the more unusual fish varieties available. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience but on reflection, it was a... More 

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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 68 - 170
Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Bar

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