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Trattoria Do Forni

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Neighborhood:
San Marco
Italian, Chowder, Bar, Seafood
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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, Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, 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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You can tell this restaurant one time was the place to go, unfortunately that was them now the food just is not was you expect.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
Patrick T
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Fort Pierce, Florida
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  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Stumbled upon this place, and so glad we did! The most amazing wine list we've ever seen and best risotto we've ever had. Bring your appetite for the large portions!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

You can tell this restaurant one time was the place to go, unfortunately that was them now the food just is not was you expect.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This is an expensive Resturant that is very traditional and the food is excellent. The staff unless you are a wealthy local or dripping in expensive jewellery will treat you as a second rate citizen. I think this is quite common in Venice. 20 Euros just to walk in so be careful but lovely food.

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Venice, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This is suche a great and typical Venetia place. The owner is in this business since ever! He is a great man and the food is amazing. Fresh fish and sparkling atmosphere. The place to go when you are in Venice!!!!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This is a very expensive restaurant, but we truly enjoyed our evening, and I would return. Our concierge recommended and booked it for us, and he said that there were two sides of the restaurant -- two different looks. One looks like your are on the Orient Express, a very chic train car with a wooden interior. This is where... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This isn't a place we would recommend to anyone. We were recommended to visit this 'authentic Venetian' restaurant by our luxury 5* hotel concierge. I will be making sure he know how awful our experience was. The service was complacent at best, and lazy to say the least. the menu was dated, the presentation of the food was awful, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Words cannot explain how delicious this restaurant is. I've been blessed to eat at some of the best places around the world and this place officially sits in my top 5. If you want true Italian dishes in a setting that makes you feel like you're in a local gem this is the spot. Giuseppe was amazingly attentive and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A long time favorite of Venetians, this small and quaint resturant has earned it reputation. The menu is huge and it's hard to choose what you want as it all sounds wonderful. I started with fried calamari which truely was the best I ever had and finished with pasta and seafood. Excellant meal!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The restaurant was recommended in the guide book we bought and we decided to try it out on our 25th wedding anniversary. Restaurant is decorated in traditional Italian style with plenty staff to cover all tables, menu choice was good but quality of food served was average and with a final bill of 289 euro for 3 starters and two... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We've been there several times always invited by friends; frankly I would never go! It was probably good in its heyday 30 40 yrs ago. My wife is a cook and we know food. Most of their fish is frozen

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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 67 - 167
Cuisine: Italian, Chowder, Bar, Seafood

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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 67 - 167
  • Cuisine: Italian, Chowder, Bar, Seafood

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

Neighborhood Profile
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.