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“Decent food, friendly staff” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ristorante Venus

Ristorante Venus
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Leicester, UK
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37 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Decent food, friendly staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2012

Ate here lunch and dinner. Pleasant setting by square. Some really interesting and different salads and excellent fried fish selection.

Visited July 2012
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Concord
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313 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
“Agreed, great place, average food, attentive service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2012

The setting is on the "lake side" of the main piazza of Orta. The view of the island of silence is awesome, especially at sunset. The host hustled to get a nice table, with a good view, set up for us, with only a 7 minute wait.

We speak English (and some Italian) and had no trouble ordering. Our food was presented nicely, but was really only average in taste, and quality. Go for the setting !

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Brussels, Belgium
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Stunning setting, poor food.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2012

Indeed, the setting on the lake, with the view on the monastery island, is really beautiful.
The service was ok, but one must be able to speak Italian, as they don't understand anything else.

The food, although nicely presented, was very bland and tasteless - even the pizzas.
And as soon as the sun set, we were attacked by swarms of mosquitoes, which didn't help (the restaurant offers no mosquito repellent).

Pity: from such a beautifully located restaurant, and at these prices, I expected much more than what we got.

By the way, if you absolutely have to go there, be sure to book a table outside, under the arches, directly on the lake, and remember to bring lots of mosquito repellent.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Lovely outside terrace by boats”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2012

Had a very enjoyable meal with friendly staff a stones throw from the water and with views of the island.

Visited July 2012
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United States
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105 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“Great Food, Great Service, Great Views”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2012

Get the fried mixed seafood platter for a visual and taste experience

Visited June 2012
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