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“A fresh take on Venetian cuisine - affordable at least for lunch”
Review of Il Ridotto

Il Ridotto
Ranked #90 of 1,426 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Castello
Geneva, Switzerland
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A fresh take on Venetian cuisine - affordable at least for lunch”
Reviewed November 10, 2013

The lunch menu at 28 Euros for three very small but exquisite starters and a main course ( a choice of a fish or meat dish) is wonderful value for a restaurant that well deserves its Michelin star in a city where even tired tourist menus tend to be expensive. Everything was brilliantly presented and the freshness and quality of the ingredients shone. Wine by the glass was a little expensive (for a small serving) but it was good to find such a range of wines by the glass, especially at lunchtime when we didn't feel up to drinking a bottle between two of us. Desserts - the best tiramisu we have tasted, much less sweet than the usual versions - was also exquisite. A wonderful experience.

  • Visited November 2013
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Orvieto, Italy
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great in Venice city center!”
Reviewed November 7, 2013

We had a great lunch at this restaurant. Tasting menu is superb. With a bottle of Dal Forno is unforgettable.

  • Visited October 2013
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New Rochelle, New York
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239 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Great tasting menu Excellent service”
Reviewed October 30, 2013

We reserved the day before and got a great table by the window.
This is a small restaurant and there were plenty of servers.
We chose the tasting menu. The dishes were beautifully presented and tasted wonderfully.
We asked for a a wine suggestion and they suggested a reasonably priced local wine, no the most expensive bottle on the list. It was very good.

This was the best meal we had in Venice.

Tip for those who are used to putting the tip on the credit card........It does not work. Bring cash for the tip.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank mjm814
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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Delicious high quality food”
Reviewed October 29, 2013

We were visiting Venice and stumbled upon this restaurant that seemed to have a modern food menu at a reasonable price for a fine dining establishment, and wasn't a tourist trap.

Since we already had a reservation that night, we decided to come back the next day for their 2 course lunch tasting menu for 28 euros and it was fantastic, especially for the price ! My girlfriend had the fish tasting menu and I had the meat tasting menu.
Each course was very flavourful and the service was attentive too (although there were only a handful of diners at lunch).

We would definitely recommend this restaurant for people looking for excellent fine dining options in Venice.

  • Visited September 2013
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Westchester County, New York
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77 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“A surprisingly good find”
Reviewed October 27, 2013

This restaurant is a really wonderful surprise find in the midst of a collection of average touristy places. This is an elegant restaurant with unusual and delicious food, which has been consistently good three years in a row.

  • Visited July 2013
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