What attracted me to this Trattoria were the reviews given by Italians, in particular noting that many locals frequented there. Those who have visited Venice, can easily recall at least one occassion, where the price was high and the quality extremely poor, leaving a bitter taste in the mouth and a hole in the wallet. Anyway we went to the Feratta on the first night of our 4 night stay and never considered looking for another trattoria. Everything was great, they serve typical Venetian dishes, both fish and meat, and they do great pizzas too. Not only was everything extremely tasty, it was very good value. First thing to notice was the cover charge was only 1euro (unlike 2.50 in many places) with an endless supply of fresh bread and grissini! Over the 4 nights we tried various things, fish soup, mussels and clams, tagliatelle with scallops, polenta with liver, pizza, grilled fish, spaghetti with cuttlefish ink and their tiramisu (excellent!) Their portions were more than generous! House wine was 6euro for 1/2 litre. The staff were very friendly, professional and attentive. Being there for Friday and Saturday nights we were advised to book and as other previous reviews stated, it was a place where the locals ate, and by 8pm the trattoria was already full. Can't recommend this place enough.
Finding it can be a bit difficult, so do the research before hand. If you're coming from the Rialto area as we did, you need to aim for San Giacomo dell'Orio (wonderful to see in the day) When you're in the square, with your back to the bank, you have the choice of going over 2 bridges. Take the one on the left and go straight on to the end there's a small square Campo Nazario Sauro, go right and you're there.Coming from the station is much easier. Will definately be back.
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