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“Trendy presentation, bleh tasting food” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Alla Trota Blu

Alla Trota Blu
Via Santissima, 2, 33070 Caneva, Italy
0434 77027
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Ranked #3 of 12 Restaurants in Caneva
Price range: $31 - $37
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
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“Trendy presentation, bleh tasting food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

We stopped in this restaurant after passing it many times. We ordered two recommended dishes and were disappointed by what came out. Great presentation with overly fishy average food. A little pricey. Great view of the river. We may have just ordered the wrong things on the menu but we were just not impressed.

Visited March 2013
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“Under New Management - Limited Menu”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

We've been to Alla Trotta Blu three or four times over the past few years and we have always enjoyed the cuisine, as well as the friendly service. New owners took over this restaurant in December 2012 and unfortunately, I didn't enjoy my meal as much as in the past.

The setting/location is stunning, situated among the green forests of Caneva and the Pedemontana and along a pond stocked with trout, which eventually end up on your dinner plate. The outdoor terrace, on a nice day, is a relaxing place to unwind and leave all stress behind. Ducks & geese float by and provide peaceful entertainment for all.

The new owners made some design changes with new modern lighting fixtures and a fresh coat of paint. The entire dining room in windowed, affording views of the peaceful nature outdoors. Tables are draped with white table clothes and the service ware (plates & utensils) was satisfactory. The service provided by two young women was unpolished and not very professional. I believe they may be in the learning phase of waitressing.

We were a group of four people on this Saturday evening and only one other couple showed up for dinner. The menu is extremely limited, offering a trout based tasting menu for 30 euro. There were also alla carte choices comprised of 3 antipasto dishes, three "primi" (pasta/soup) dishes and three entrees. I started with the white lasagna made with a trout ragu. The portion was small and had alternate green and white pasta layers with a cheesy bechamel. This was the best dish of my meal. Bravi!

For my entree I had Trout Fish and Chips that were served rolled up in paper on a dinner plate. The fish was actually breaded and not batter dipped. The flavor was bland and unfortunately, the fried potatoes were soggy and mushy. The portion was of adequate size. I accompanied this with a side mixed salad that was fresh.

I did taste samples from everyone else's meals and found nothing to be remarkable. The raw trout carpaccio was just that, small cubes of trout, mounded into three piles on a serving dish. No condiment and very little flavor. The grilled trout platters were unremarkable as well. We decided not to have dessert; however the dessert menu sounded tempting, having 6 or 7 different desserts to choose from.

Prices were reasonable with antipasti, primi and entrees ranging between 9 to15 euro. There was also a beef dish available on the menu for people who don't want to eat trout. I don't know if Japanese Sushi is still available as the previous owner's wife was Japanese. Our meal, with two half liters of house wine, two bottles of water and two cafes totaled 105 euro. Upon paying our bill, we were offered complimentary glasses of homemade grappa. Alla Trota Blu is closed on Tuesdays and reservations can be made, though not necessary.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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