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“DO NOT MAKE THE MISTAKE OF GOING HERE.not even worth rating” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Trattoria Al Gazzettino

Trattoria Al Gazzettino
Sottoportego Delle Acque 4997, San Marco calle di mezzo 4972 Venice, Italy (San Marco)
041/5210497
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Ranked #460 of 1,217 Restaurants in Venice
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: San Marco
Normal, Illinois
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“DO NOT MAKE THE MISTAKE OF GOING HERE.not even worth rating”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

This is a very dirty place. My mistake was I did not turn around and leave when I saw how unkempt the place was besides being dirty, because we were so hungry and tired and this was very close to our hotel.
The owner got quite rude and surly when we refused to order a lot of food he recommended. The pizza was not cooked properly and we could noit even cut the dough with knife it was as tough as unleven bread.

REST OF THE FOOD WAS NOT ONLY TASTELESS BUT HORRIBLY INEDIBLE.

When the bill came it was one figure written in a piece of paper (not a receipt) without any itemization. Owner will not accept credit card and wanted only cash.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Do not cross its doorstep, so many other options”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Food was awful. Food was expensive. Service was surly. Service was slow. Decor was hideous. Disco lights were (insert your own adjective suffice to say green flashing lasers at lunch, or indeed any time, seemed unneccessary). Don't waste your time, money or tastebuds on this ghastly tourist trap.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Elkhart, Indiana
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“Just OK”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

We stumbled on to this place because our first choice was booked. It was ok, but not great. The food was pretty good, but let's be honest, where is the food not good in Italy? The thing that troubled me was that when we asked for a wine menu, we were asked "red or white" and that was that... The white was nice (for my wife) and the red... Left a lot to be desired. Still, the food was quite nice, no complaints. The atmosphere was charming, but not quite romantic. Overall, just OK.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Edmonds, Washington
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“Owner a cheat”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

This was a downer during an otherwise nice trip to Venice; our family was tired of the busy places along the Grand Canal, so we ventured inside and thought we had found a gem; the owner was a bit eccentric and showed us vistor comments praising the restaurant; so far, so good; we asked for fish and he brought us squid and octopus; well, we could chalk that up to a communication gap, but when he brought us a hand-written note instead of an itemised bill for 143 euros, and charged us three times for rice instead, and added gratuity in without asking us, that was it; I didn't want to totally ruin the trip, so I paid and left, but AVOID IT LIKE THE PLAGUE; the food is bad, expensive and the OWNER IS A FRAUD AND A CHEAT!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Tamworth UK
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“Excellent find in Venice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

We stumbled upon this restaurant and went back also for a 2nd meal. Great food, great recommendations for dishes that we would not have normally had. Sure they will recommend dishes and charge for them, they have to make a living! Hospitality was great - Micky the waiter recommended some fantastic dishes to us - seafood pasta with clams and mussels - which was delicious (my first time eating mussels and they were superb) - asparagus risotto was also delicious. Great that they offer gluten free alternatives for those who need it. Quirky place with lots of things to look at around the walls.

Go there and try for yourself - not posh but just good honest food in quaint surroundings.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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