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Ristorante Venanzio

Piazza Palestro 3, 54033 Colonnata, Italy
0585-758033
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Ranked #3 of 7 Restaurants in Colonnata
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $69
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Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Reservations, Buffet
Description: The restaurant is located in the heart of the Apuane Alps,in the main square of Colonnata. Our cuisine is a blend of culinary traditional and innovative and delicious flavors, such as the "ravioli with wild herbs" or "rabbit stuffed with lardo with sliced ​​almonds." We organize buffet, working lunch and we have a lot of proposals for groups. The restaurant has two dining rooms, one indoor (50-seat) and one outdoor gazebo (20-seat) in the main square of marble.
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Milan, Italy
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138 reviews 138 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Very good place that I appreciated again coming here with the family during Easter holiday The hospitality is warm and the ambience is special with photos of the marble caves and the human work within this marble tradition. The menu is centered on lardi di Colonnata plus truffle dishes the latter being motivated by the richness of business lunches occurring... More

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Hauppauge, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Relatively close to my home base of Carrara while in Italy, but well worth seeking out if you're anywhere in the area. We've visited at various times of the year; the Lardo, is, of course, fantastic- creamy, perfectly seasoned, so tender that it melts in your mouth and surprisingly light (considering its basically raw pork fat). However, on our previous... More

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Milan, Italy
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Nice restaurant in the main square of the village. Good service and nice people although some of our party were well known to them, which helped. Selection of anitpasti were great, especially the Lardo which they get from a "special source", I was told. But it was the best lardo I've tasted. We had a couple of primi course which... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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145 reviews 145 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

One of our very favorites, Venanzio combines the divine food, splendid location up above Carrara, wonderful welcoming of Roberto, with partner, Alessio (amazing chef) and Anna, Roberto's wife. We love the choice aperitivi (see pictures), the red house wine...well, we love everything we have ever eaten here. Always we bring friends and, always!, they thank us for introducing us to... More

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Milan, Italy
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138 reviews 138 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013 via mobile

we drove to here in a dark rainy night from Versilia up to the marble mountains. the trip itself is unique because you drive in narrow roads surrounded of hgh white mountains as it is snow but it is indeed arble. you reach a small village that is Colonnata and in the main marble lined square you find Venanzio. perfect... More

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Houston, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

Colonnato is a neat little town in the mountains next to the Carrara Marble quarries. This restaurant was very enjoyable too. It's a great side trip when in this part of Italy. The food here is traditional local fare with Lardo being featured. It's very good and not expensive.

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Grantham
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6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

This is a hidden gem, not really a tourist spot but well known to those in the marble trade who continually visit here. Known as the quarrymans restaurant. Food is italian mountain food so typically heavier than coastal seafood menus however simply supberb. Cost effective - we had 5 courses for about £40 per head. The lamb is exquisite

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Alberta, Canada
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89 reviews 89 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

We enjoyed a great lunch here. The house wine was good, both white and the red. 4 of us ate here and felt that the price was fair. Two orders of spaghetti with bolognese sauce & bread, one order of savory crepes,and a cheese flan with black truffles were enjoyed by our group of 4. Bathrooms were clean too.

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Doha, Qatar
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85 reviews 85 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

Venanzio is a quaint, no frills trattoria (just like the little village itself) with amicable service, a solid menu with good comfort food and local flavor. Highly regarded as the village's/area's best eatery, it's worth a trip just to eat their lardo on a hot piece of bread...and they make/sell their own and they will even vacuum wrap it for... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2011

The choice of restaurants at Colonnata is bit limited and when one wants pasta, the menu selections with the restaurants are quite similar. Each of the restaurants has also something made with lardo, the local specialty. I made my choice between 4 of the restaurants, all close to each other as the village is small. I made my choice based... More

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