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“Delectable a hidden "Gem"”
Review of Taverna La Fenice

Taverna La Fenice
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Ranked #349 of 1,599 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $40 - $69
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: San Marco
Description: The Restaurant “Ai Gondolieri” and “Taverna la Fenice”, in the heart of the beautiful city of Venice meet visitors with passion for gourmet and traditions, only with local meat and vegetable, with fish available upon reservation to guarantee the highest freshness.You will discover a refined and charming atmosphere where you will enjoy the chef’s specialties prepared with seasonal ingredients, with a choice of vegetarian menu!
Reviewed September 6, 2012

We booked the same day to ensure a favourable table position. The service was attentive without being too pompous. The menu was well balanced and the idea of small portions is well thought out. Perhaps just as well because it is quite expensive. Nonetheless, Sue my wife who is a chef and a good one to boot was very impressed. Do visit this restaurant, it is excellent, one that takes your breath away.
Well done Taverna La Fenice and we were there the same night a very important person ate there and we're in awe of the bodyguards ( Mrs Smith Especially So) !!!!!
Brilliant thank you.

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Thank sueandty
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TavernalaFenice, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Taverna La Fenice, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2012

Dear Sir, thank you for your review. The same night you was at our Restaurant we have had the honor to have at dinner the President of Italian Republic Giorgio Napolitano. Awaiting to see you again. Best regards. TAVERNA LA FENICE

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Reviewed September 4, 2012

A must in Venice. Excellent food/wine menu. If you are looking for a romantic restaurant offering a fine dining experience, great food presentation, a savory and delectable meal, and friendly and courteous waitstaff, this is the place.

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Thank Justina K
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Reviewed August 4, 2012

We were staying in the hotel upstairs- La Fenice des Artistes (which was great); and were n Venice for a long and hectic weekend of wedding celebrations. First evening, late, could they serve us a night cap- 'Of course!', and they showed is where Maria Callas preferred to sit and explained that now the management of the hotel and restaurant were different the authorities had made them close up the door between the two, to their immense regret. Next time we walk past the Maître D'hotel, NOT soliciting us for business asks us if we slept well and wished us a good day, and so it was the following morning. That evening we went for dinner. Simply impeccable.
And the small or large portion option on every dish gives you great flexibility. Feeling carnivorous it allowed me to have beef tartar while my fellow diner tucked into pudding. You should try it sometime! Like everything in Venice it's not cheap but the local wines are well priced.
Understated but wonderfully rich old interior too, a joy.
Like Venice itself it's one of those places which, when you leave, you know you'll be back!

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Thank AntonyJBM
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Reviewed August 2, 2012

After sightseeing all day, we had a really good dinner at this romantic little taverna behind the teatro. It specializes in meat dishes so veal, beef and lamb. We had four courses and the menu is great because it lets you order half portions as well. We had the buffalo mozzarella starter, the pasta the one with spicy meatballs was excellent and then I had the beef fillet and my wife had the veal with foie gras. Ended the meal with some great desserts (see pictures).

Our meal was around 76 euro per person and we didn't have wine (wife is pregnant so no alcohol). Overall a very solid experience. The location is great very close to our hotel in San Marco.

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Thank Michael Min C
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Reviewed July 30, 2012

I'm really stunned about Venice, since everytime i go there there are no average places. You must choose between cheap touristic tacky places, or excellent and expensive restaurant.
The Taverna la Fenice belongs to the second group. The food is excellent. So is the wine they offer. I took a stunning risotto with meat and mushrooms: it was served inside a cottage loaf. Then we took a filet cooked in "Barolo" sauce and, last but not least, a Gianduia mousse with crispy rice.

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Thank Massimiliano L
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