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“Poor service and poor food”

Antica Trattoria Bandierette
Ranked #356 of 1,432 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $35
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Castello
Venice, Italy
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Poor service and poor food”
Reviewed June 22, 2014

I will put up with poor service if the food is of a reasonable standard. When both are below par it is a poor evening amongst the few we are spending in Venice. A bit of a letdown on all fronts.

  • Visited June 2014
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3 Thank Geoff C
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
“Good food but bad experience”
Reviewed April 27, 2014

This place was recommended to us by the owner of the flat we stayed in. We were too late for lunch the first day so came back. Mistake. The owner was either hostile because we were tourist or because are children are brown. We aren't sure which as he scathingly spoke to an employee in front of us that is the same ethnicity as our children. The food was good but frustrating to realize after we left that we had been overcharged €5 on a bottle of wine. Too hard with our limited Italian to go back to get money back. I would not recommend this place. Also coperto charged was €10 which was the higher than we paid other places. Keep on moving. There are better dining experiences to be had elsewhere.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Jane K
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Wroclaw, Poland
Level 6 Contributor
90 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“They could have cared less if we were there”
Reviewed November 4, 2013

We were walking in this part of town around dinner time and this place looked full of people enjoying their meal. We should have picked up on it sooner that they were less than interested in us and just kept walking but we didn't so we were in store for a mediocre experience.

The food was fine. We ordered the scallops app, a salad, a nightly special pasta dish and piece of fish. The food wasn't really the problem but didn't taste as good when the server was fairly short with us. Truly he could have cared less if we were dining there - which put a bad taste in our mouth.

We would not go back and do not recommend to tourists. I think they were disappointed that we were tourist and we were disappointed that they were rude. Even if language is a barrier - you can still make light of a situation and let your diners feel welcome to your restaurant - there's a difference.

  • Visited October 2013
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2 Thank GoGlobalTravel
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Newton, Massachusetts
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Perfectly cooked seafood”
Reviewed October 21, 2013

We stayed in an apartment near the Castello Sestiere of Venice. This restaurant was recommended by our landlord and we returned there frequently during out visit to Venice. The service is gracious and informal. Above all, the grilled fish (bronzino or sole) was always perfectly cooked. Prices are reasonable. Excellent pasta, too. I wish we had such lovely low-key place here in Boston.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank tobytlk
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Paris, France
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best place to ignore”
Reviewed August 11, 2013

Impostors like many restaurants in Venice and who does not deserve to exist any longer: a restaurant with a nice and typical front window, few bottles on the wall, an attractive menu. But here's what we have behind the scenes: two microwave steamers and basta! As a result meals are tasteless (the one taken: cannelloni with swordfish) and full of water... Even the tomato sauce was not homemade (tin)! How can we love this job without the love of cooking and fresh products?
For helping the world to move forward in the right direction don't stop to this restaurant even for having a look at the menu.

  • Visited August 2013
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2 Thank Fre d
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