What we liked:
- Lovely setting with outdoor tables
- Excellent flavours
What we think could be improved:
- All tourists in the restaurant were pushed towards the "special" antipasto which was not on the special. The owner wanted to surprise us (& indeed he did, when the bill arrived). I noted that only tourists were offered this special starter & I'm not surprised as it was E25 per person!! for an antipasto. We were a party of 5 and could easily have shared one antipasto but 5 arrived. We were being taken advantage of shamelessly.
- We also noticed that tourist groups were pushed towards a special of the day in a pretty aggressive way. One of our small group of 5 was told by the owner that they didn't want the prime that they ordered, that they in fact wanted a different one. Surprise, surprise, this one was more expensive than the one originally requested...
- Coperto plus 12% service charge were applied to the bill.
In summary, the food is good but we feel that tourists are being taken advantage of. We were not a loud group of obnoxious tourists - we were a family just wanting a nice lunch. The bill for 5 antipasti plus 5 primi came to over E230 for lunch. The food was nice but not that nice.
You can do better in Venice for considerably less.
I suggest you either avoid or be very careful about recommendations made by the owner.