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“Superb view and good vegetarian cuisine”

Ristorante La Calcina
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Ranked #344 of 1,462 Restaurants in Venice
Price range: $29 - $94
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed May 13, 2013

This is the only Venice restaurant we discovered which caters for vegetarians. We had a lunch here with our family and were very happy with the quality of the food. Nice risotto, good antipasto and I had delicious lamb (not vegetarian). The view of the Giudecca canal is lovely, the service was good.

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Thank M V
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Reviewed May 13, 2013

We lucked into pleasant weather right as Italy was moving from winter to spring, and took the opportunity for an alfresco lunch, on the deck overlooking the Giudecca. We had a mix of antipasti, including scallops, an excellent cheese plate, a "light" lasagne, and of course wine. Each of the food tastes were quite good, and not a carbon copy of what we had elsewhere. Service was very good overall, and it seemed a very fair price for the overall experience. As always, it may depend on what you order, what you expect, the day of the week perhaps, but we didn't have any sense of pre-made or rushed dishes, as I saw in a couple of other recent reviews.

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Reviewed May 10, 2013

The staff was friendly and attentive. And we had a great view as the restaurant was next to the canal. The starters and the main course was to die for, but the dessert was rather disappointing. Seems like they just had bought some premade stuff at the local store. Except from the dessert, it was a superb experience!!

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Reviewed May 10, 2013

Had our first dinner in Venice at LaPiscina and it was all that we had hoped. The restaurant is beautiful, and part of a very lovely hotel. We sat inside and enjoyed the calm and homey decor of a small room with 3 tables. The wait staff could not have been more gracious. Our food was delicious, as you would expect from such a fine restaurant. MAKE A RESERVATION FOR DINNER!

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Reviewed April 27, 2013

We had eaten here a couple of years ago and repeated the experience on a recent visit to Venice. The location is excellent with views over the Giudecca.
My wife and I had a starter of sea-food risotto. We should have been suspicious when it turned up after 5 minutes - obviously it had been prepared sometime earlier. The rice was over-cooked, the seafood (mussels etc.) appeared to have come out of a jar and were again over-done. The basic taste of the risotto was all wrong - we guessed it had been prepared with some kind of vegetable stock instead of fish stock.
For mains, I had fish - fairly good. My wife had gamberoni (large grilled prawns) - somewhat disappointing as the prawns were fairly small, as was the portion.
Wine was fine, as was the service.

Overall, a disappointing experience.

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Thank savamac
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