We ate here on the last day of our holiday - unfortunate as we would have gone again. We chose the tasting menu: course after course of really delicious food, beautifully prepared and presented. Tempura courgette flowers and asparagus, potato foam with baby artichokes, canneloni, risotto, fresh pea soup, smoked duck salad, veal cheek in red wine sauce with vegetables, finishing with chocolate mousse in crispy shell and then coffee. All for 65euros.
Service was professional, efficient and friendly. We liked the fresh vegetable crudites which came with our complementary glass of prosecco, and the bread was the best we had in Venice. Some people might complain that the servings were rather large, considering the number of the courses - but we coped!
Most restaurants in Venice seem to have a standard tourist menu, so this was a refreshing change. The restaurant looks unassuming, not flashy, and there is no outside seating. Go for the food!
Sadly we were the only diners that evening, but we were welcomed and not made to feel rushed.
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