Before we visit any city, we do our homework. I came across this restaurant whilst browsing the internet, like what i read on tripadvisor and loved the photos, i adored the picture of the outdoor terrace by candlelight on a summer evening - but we were visiting at the end of February.
We wandered if to this area from the Arsenale, and it took ages of walking up little alleyways, but eventually we arrived at the waters edge, and saw the outdoor terrace, then we saw it looked like a cafe and we were disappointed. Fortunately we decided to go inside for a further look, the front area is frequented by locals for coffee, drinks and informal snacks, further inside you come across this amazing modern restaurant.
We had a great friendly greeting and as we had arrived a little early we sat in the window after being offered a glass of prosceco, and waited for the kitchen to open up.
The dining room is so fabulous and the layout is extremely interesting with two huge Murano glass chandeliers, we could wander round taking photographs as we were the only diners there.
The Algiubagio building used to be a boat house, which you can see from its inside structure, and it has been very sensitively refurbished into an extremely moder very upmarket foodie heaven - and it did not disappoint. The kitchen area is open so you can se the chefs preparing food. Extensive menu, fabulous food and very professional service.
We only popped in for lunch, had a bowl of pasta and a great bottle of wine from their extensive menu, wished we could have come back for dinner, but we had other great favourite restaurants to re visit.
A truly brilliant experience run by people who are passionate about what they do, and definitely on our list for lunch and dinner on our next visit to Venice. Great dining experience, off the beaten track, not a sign of tourists looking for a cheap quick meal.
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