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“Do not stop here.”
Review of Florida

Florida
Ranked #876 of 1,449 Restaurants in Venice
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Chatham, Massachusetts
Level 5 Contributor
43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Do not stop here.”
Reviewed October 12, 2012 via mobile

We had a lunch here today. Unfortunately I did not read the reviews on TripAdvisor before stopping.We chose the location since it was near the Rialto bridge, had a table on the water and we were starving. The first thing we noticed was the awful smell around the water at this location. We also saw some sinister looking items sitting on a oat dock right near our table. Really disgusting. As the other contributors here have stated, the food was less than average, very pushy waiters and overpriced. immediately following our lunch here, i could not waitto take a shower and get the smeel of the canal off me. please do yourself a favor and do not stop here.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Huge disapointment”
Reviewed September 19, 2012

Lovely location, but terrible service and food. We were talking to other guests sitting next to us. They had the same terrible experience. Some of them even returned their food as it was uneatable.

  • Visited August 2012
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frederick, maryland
Level 6 Contributor
700 reviews
441 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 557 helpful votes
“Don't even think about it!”
Reviewed September 15, 2012

Finally located the entry for this restaurant on Trip Advisor and must add my one star - only because a "no star" rating is not possible! View of the waterway was nice; food was awful; service was nearly criminal. We stopped here for lunch. I had an antipasto that actually had a slimy consistency and a bad taste, followed by the venetian specialty - pasta with squid ink (spaghetti al Nero di seppia) - that was dismal. Watched the waiters strong arming the customers on either side of us about credit cards, the bills, and service tips; one of the customers was reduced to tears. Since we did not spend over 50 euros they wanted cash only; that was inconvenient except that this permitted me to simply leave an amount where I determined the exchange rate for a currency I happened to have in my wallet - Swedish Kronas. The waiters were surly and extraordinarily obnoxious - it seemed that customers were here for their sadistic pleasure; "thug" comes to mind as an apt description. The entire staff appeared to be south asian. Not a pleasant meal and another sad example of how far Venice has fallen from the grand old days.

  • Visited November 2011
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Frankfurt, Germany
Level 6 Contributor
132 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“Very touristic place, nice location, food ok”
Reviewed August 30, 2012

We came here on the day of our arrival, a lot of other places were closed already. We expected a very touristic place, compared to the others the menu looked ok. I can't complain abut the service nor the food. Nothing special but nor bad.

  • Visited July 2012
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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Tourist trap”
Reviewed August 28, 2012

Keen to get you inside, but once there the service is appalling.
Food nothing to write home about.
No "cover charge" or "service charge", but the waiters will keep trying to get a tip before you leave.

Visited August 2012
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