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“Great Location”
Review of Ristorante Venus

Ristorante Venus
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Swansea
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70 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great Location”
Reviewed July 4, 2013

Right on the lake in Orta San Giulio, we sat outside late in the afternoons appreciating the view and basking in the sunshine.
It's what holidays are all about.

Visited June 2013
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Moscow, Russia
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66 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Romantic view & tasty fish”
Reviewed July 4, 2013

Spectacular view, some tables are just near the water and some ducks walk nearby. I've been here twice both times having fish dishes, wine and dessert. Everything was tasty, portions were just the right size, not too small, not too big, the presentation was good and I had no complaints about the service. After having lunch here I returned on the same day to have dinner, and it wasn't a disappointment either. The menu is quite interesting, the pricing is normal. The atmosphere is what you need while on the lake.

Visited May 2013
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Vught, The Netherlands
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158 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“poor”
Reviewed June 21, 2013

Though the location is excellent and the service is not bad, the food is quite poor and very overpriced!
I would never go there again!

  • Visited June 2013
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Chobe National Park, Botswana
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Bit of tourist trap.”
Reviewed June 20, 2013 via mobile

Food was decidedly average but the view is spectacular. Would be nice if They made more of An effort with the menu as it was a bit boring. I had a pizza covered in tinned mushrooms and soggy artichoke and my partner had a tasteless pasta dish which was rine. Asked for a local beer and was presented with a pint of carlsberg...enough said.

Visited June 2013
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Baveno, Italy
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125 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Beautiful Setting & A Good Meal”
Reviewed May 6, 2013

Ristorante Venus is located right on the lake overlooking the monastery. We chose to sit on the covered patio around back right on the lake where we could watch several groups of ducks who like to sun themselves on the rocks.

We ordered a slightly unusual bottle of wine - a rose - made from the Nebbiolo grape - called Il Mimo. It was less than 14 Euro and absolutely delicious. My husband had a pizza with anchovies which was not bad, yet not the soft and fluffy Napoli style we prefer. I had the potato gnochetti with red shrimp in a subtle bourbon and vanilla sauce and loved it. Simple yet with subtle flavors and excellent quality. We would probably not get the pizza here again, but would definitely go for the pasta and fish dishes. We will also definitely order the same wine again as it was really different, yet lovely with the meal.

  • Visited May 2013
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