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“Excellent Intimate Spot... Personal Service”
Review of Hostaria da Franz

Hostaria da Franz
Ranked #165 of 1,460 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $66 - $106
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: Castello
Reviewed April 2, 2013

Small place, the owner works the room... a great guy... he explains EVERY dish on the menu, very personal service. Excellent chow, eclectic, expensive... off the beaten path... good if you're staying nearby.

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Reviewed March 17, 2013

A real experience, all explained with great flourish and enthusiasm. Lovely quality food, great use of local ingredients and a typical venetian restaurant. It was very expensive and we didn't have wine but worth it for a special occasion

Thank KMHBerkshire
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Reviewed December 2, 2012

Outstanding Seafood at Outstanding Prices. Daliy specials are not to be missed. Freshest Seafood and simple but Perfect Prep. Service is Awkward in the Extreme rising to the comical and special requests are not hapily received. Attractive room reached through a small neon lit entrance. A bit out of the way but not hard to find.

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Thank Howard M
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

Went there with my wife on a Friday evening. The dining room felt a bit cold, only four tables taken. So, lacking a bit of charm and atmosphere that evening.

As antipasto I ate a fabulous dish of the classical Venetian cold sardines with georgeous onions. Wy wife was left with some unsatisfactory feeling with her fish salade dish. As primo piatto, we both took the spaghetti con vongole originating from the lagune. We found this dish a bit disappointing, nothing special. We've eaten far better pasta a la vongole. I took the cod as main dish (excellent fish, but disappointing vegetables), my wife the fried dorata. Good, but expected though also a bit more. The desserts on the contrary were just excellent! A georgious tiramisú and pana cotta. Wow!

Note that the restaurant has no menu card. An extremely passionate Maurizio leads you however through the choices of the day.

Given the bill (€ 165), we expect a bit more for this price. The restaurant is certainly not average, but not excelling neither. I do realize a 3 star rating is perhaps a bit severe, but I definitely expect a bit more to earn a 4 star rating.

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Thank Erik_Tervuren
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

This is a charming restaurant with excellent food. No menu's are provided as the owner of the restaurant will run you through a fabulous selection of Venetian dishes. It was a unique experience that we enjoyed. Good wines, reasonably priced for an up market, intimate, restaurant tucked away in a maze of streets. Would we go there again. Yes!

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Thank Ann G
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