This was a place we didn’t research to find, was somewhere we fancied trying when walking past, very cool sign attracted me, sounds daft but given the area is saturated with restaurants this clearly worked for us!
Very busy inside and full of locals so this usually makes you feel it’s a good choice. The sheer amount of waiters was a surprise, meaning it was easy getting attention even with the place pretty full. On that note, as much as you can certianly have a nice time here, its very crammed so not a romantic setting if you want even a little bit of privacy, our table was facing the toilets and I had to move if anyone wanted out from the neighbouring tables.
Very much a seafood joint, but I went for spaghetti bolognaise as I was craving it for the entire run up to the trip, this was only the second time I got this and at the previous place it was as a starter yet the portion was smaller here. Wasn’t that small but having been spoilt at other places for poriton size it’s something I noticed. Also have to say it wasn’t the best I had, again good have been spoilt but only fair to mention in the review that even though it was pretty good, not the best I had in Venice. My partner wanted to opt for something the place recommended, I know it’s fairly common for risotto to be for 2 folk min but the menu doesn’t state this nor are you corrected when ordering for 1 so it makes it disappointing to then be asked to change your order when it would be easy enough to avoid. In the end she went for seafood linguini, again this was fine but had a fair amount of shells, including broken parts making it a fidgety meal picking this out. We also order a side of veg which didn't come, instead of waiting for this we just left it.
We ended with a Venetian cake as it’s the only place we saw it, not sure how traditional it really is, but it sure was tasty which was the main thing!
It's not expensive but I wouldn't say its as cheap as other folk have said, we certainly found places serving great food at comparable or even lower prices. Guess the lack of places differentiating that much between dinner & lunch was a big factor in my opinion here. Also the mass of waiters may have meant it was easy to get attention, but it didn’t feel that attentive, perhaps this is the style for an authentic Venetian restaurant but it didn’t make us feel overly at ease as you had to flag them down.
I would still recommend this well above the few main places along the canal, which have adopted the style more common around large resorts with pushy salesmen essentially outside trying to drag you in of the street, if you are around this area, but try explore a bit further off the beaten track since there is so much to discover.
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