you will find that meals in Venice are expensive, especially in the San Marco neighborhood. So if you are going pay 100 euros or more for dinner, you should expect to have really good food and wine. Marco Polo is located about 100 yards from the Rialto Bridge and you will need to negotiate a couple of turns before you reach the main walking street of San Lio. Marco Polo is inviting and friendly and is decorated with B&W photos of movie stars on the walls beneath the chesnut beams. You can watch the seemingly endless stream of people walking by from the comfortable interior
We visited Marco Polo on our first night in Venice after a traveling on long flights from America. When i tried to order some pasta with clams, our waitress told us 'tonight the grilled mixed seasood are fresh" and when I wanted to order a branzino she offered "the baked flatfish is a better choice tonight" . When i wanted to order some house wine, she replied 'we don't have a house wine. try the Pinot Grigio, i think it is the best in italy ". You know, she was correct on all counts.
The grilled seafood was briny and fresh. I particularly enjoyed the 'cappe lungi' which are a small local mollusk which looks like a minature version of a razor clam. The flatfish was simply outstanding with the most delicious and crispy skin. And she was also right about the wine.
A great choice if you are in the San Marco neighborhood, but don't expect low prices.
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