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“Good lunchtime restaurant” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Trattoria Giorgione

Trattoria Giorgione
Castello 1533 | Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, Venice, Italy (Castello)
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Ranked #481 of 1,205 restaurants in Venice
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Castello
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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“Good lunchtime restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

During our many trips to Venice over the last few years we have eaten lunch at 'Trattoria Giorgione' several times. The food has always been good, the service fine and the overall experience more than acceptable. Several times when we have been there the 'Patron' has taken up his guitar and serenaded the customers! The menu represents good value for money often with excellent cheap 'specials' (the home-made lasagne is very good) and the restaurant is to be recommended.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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USA
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29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
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“When in Venice, Stroll over to Ristorante Giorgione”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Whenever we end up in Venice, we take the long walk from San Marco over to Ristorante Giorgione. It's a small, family run restaurant in one of the few parts of Venice where people still live, and while an increasing percentage of the clientele seem to be tourists walking in on the recommendation of their hotel - it still has a strong local, family run energy to it.

In terms of food, everything on the menu is well above average for Venice. From the gnocchi to the meat and seafood dishes, I've never been disappointed. When the weather is warmer, it is better to sit outside- I've never experienced air conditioning.

One of the neat extras at this restaurant is that the owner plays and sings in italian most nights where there's anybody around to listen. It's a lot of fun to experience.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Giorgione - never disappointed!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

As great fans of Donna Leon's Commissario Guido Brunetti, we set out to discover the whereabouts of a restaurant to which there was a passing reference in one of her books. No name but location on the Via Garribaldi. Our detective work paid off and we have visited the Giorgione at least once per trip over the past ten years.
This is a wonderful family restaurant frequented by locals (apparently not those working in the tourist trade) and those in the know. Internally, the place is well decorated in nautical style (not only Venetian); meals can be taken out of doors on the front street too and this has some attraction (weather permitting) as the street is pedestrian only and a very quiet relief from the tourist areas not so very far away. The locale is very Italian - from the outside one can see a regular display of washing between two (now) appartment buildings. This is getting on for "real Italy." Staff are very helpful and eager to please. The owner (who, I think, is an ex-mariner) is an accomplished guitarist and often plays in the evening. The whole ambiance is pleasant and friendly in the extreme.
Food is excellent stretching from the usual pizza and pasta with which we are all familiar, through a variety of local fish dishes (well worth a try) to meat dishes both local and international. Desserts and cheese plates are wonderful accompaniments too. Wine via caraffe and bottle is good (just as good to stick with the former) although, like in other Venetian restaurants, rose (rosata) wine is restricted to the bottle (but still excellent). Prices overall are a little cheaper than in the tourist areas; reasonable in terms of value for money.
This year, we'd booked in for a late Sunday lunch following the Zu e Zo Per i Ponti walk during which we talked endlessly of how we were going to enjoy our meal at the Giorgione. We were not disappointed.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Smoking in the kitchen”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

If only we had remained in ignorant bliss! On arrival it seemed fine, the waitress was the wife of the owner and though friendly on arrival, soon donned a sour face (wearing her slippers no less). The food was quite nice - tasty but average considering the price. I had a sea bass(16 euros) and it didn't come with fries or anything. It was good hut I had to fillet it myself and made quite a mess - when an Italian couple ordered the same they were offered to have the bones removed!

The service left a lot to be desired, though it wasn't busy you had to signal for attention and most of the time they weren't looking our way.

THEN WE NOTICED THE SMOKING!! There was a glass panel with a view to the kitchen through which we could see a blonde chef casually smoking! IN THE KITCHEN- WHILST COOKING!!! Thank goodness we had already finished. This woman was literally smoking in the middle of the kitchen whilst food was coming in and out. And the owner and his wife were oblivious - they knew as they walked in and out during her 'fag break' and did absolutely nothing. DO NOT RECOMMEND if only for hygiene ...

One bonus - they gave us a beautiful drink of ice cream, prosecco vodka and limoncello. No idea what it was called but it was delicious.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Good intimate dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Very good food and service. Excellent wine, pleasant tables.
Not on a busy street, of the main stream. Prices are reasonable, but not cheap.

Visited February 2013
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