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“Fresh, Modern - Romantic and well priced” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Taverna San Lio

Taverna San Lio
Salizada San Lio | Castello 5547/46, 30122 Venice, Italy (Castello)
0412770669
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Ranked #249 of 1,193 Restaurants in Venice
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Castello
Reading, Berkshire
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“Fresh, Modern - Romantic and well priced”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

We picked this as our 'Treat' meal on our break, and we are so glad we did.

It's not cheap, but we chose the fixed price menu, which was superb. Mixed fried fish for me, Sea bass for the wife - Clams with Spaghetti, panna cotta. Lovely food, well presented.

A great, fresh and not oily mixed fried fish, with interspersed fried vegetables.

Nicer than your average taverna - A good treat

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Manchester UK
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“Lovely evening”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

This turned out to be a wonderful find. The menu of the day was outstanding value for money, with a la carte options for the pickier diner. Good food beautifully cooked & served, good wine & great value too. We really enjoyed our evening

Visited January 2014
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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“Good food & service but beware...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We had a meal in this beautiful modern restaurant last night. It was our third and last evening meal. It was a bit close to San Marco for us (as we're aware of how high prices can be hiked) but it was reasonable. Food is lovely, we just had pasta, cost around €13 but a good plateful. Other diners had salted seabass which looked lovely (albeit out of our price range!). The drinks are pricey; expect to pay a minimum of €24 for a bottle of house wine. Staff are very attentive but service is slow (we waited 30-40 mins for spaghetti although it was very busy). One thing we would point out is beware of the 'menu del giorgio' or menu of the day. Its shown outside (on a movable board) but is only at lunch time which is misleading. Basically its a way to get you in the restaurant! All in all we had a nice meal but it is nothing compared to La Mascerata and others we've tried here.

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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“Modern , clean and good standard”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

I work in the hospitality sector and We decided on this restaurant due to some of the positive reviews on Tripadvisor which out weigh the negative . We was not put off by the reviews of slow service as we was out for dinner and in no rush seeing as we are not at home and on a break! Good modern but warming decor much better than most of the dated stuffy places near by , but not pretentious in any way. Service was very courteous and friendly . The menu (not set menu) was varied enough without over complicating with too many dishes which bows well with me. Was presented with a complimentary amuse bouche which was lovely and a nice little extra touch. Our starters of Squid salad and beef carpaccio were very nice, clean and of good proportion . We then shared the squid risotto which was cooked perfectly ! This venue has Reasonable and fair pricing for the good standard of food which is another plus for us considering what places charge in Venice. We recommend this place for a nice laid back evening and would return if ever back in Venice.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“the slowest service I've ever encountered”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Avoid this place. The fixed price menu is uneventful and we had arrived from overseas and it was our first night. We were extremely jet-lagged. I speak fluent Italian and had explained how tired we were. They proceeded to completely ignore us !! While other people came in after us, they were waited on and served their food before us. It was a very long meal and nothing to write home about. I will admit the panna cotta for dessert was very good. That's it. Oh, and they refused to bring us a carafe or even a glass of tap water with our meal. :( In order to get out of there, we had to literally BEG 3 or 4 times for the bill. It took them over 30 minutes to bring the bill. Avoid this place at all costs.

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