When you go to a beautiful city like Venice, the last thing you should be doing is following the large crowds and eating in some cheap restaurant overlooking the grand canal paying 30 euro's for a plate of pasta thinking you understand Venice.
When we went to Venice we decided to seek out the real Venice. If you look closely you will see it is a real working/living city, and is not just all about Tourism. I wanted to experience what it was like to eat at a Venetian restaurant - not a tourist restaurant. We stumbled across this restaurant when walking around the streets. We were attracted at first by the good plates of food people were having in the street as we walked past.
Inside it was modest, but well presented. The staff were friendly, and it was clean. We sat down to eat. We didn't know what to order, so the owner decided to give us a full Venetian meal consisting of several dishes - fish salad, pasta, calamari, desert etc. and complemented with good quality wine. For the amount of good quality local food we ate, the price was very modest too.
If you are going to go here, keep away from the menu, and ask for the Venetian experience. You won't be disappointed, and can walk away knowing you've experienced Venice.