The restaurant came with recommendations from R-- S--'s travel guide and we selected it for our last night in Venice. We arrived and luckily were promptly seated as the restaurant began filling up afterwards (mostly with tourists, and some select locals just for the wine and appetizers). It took service awhile to bring us menus, and when we were ready to order, I asked for a half portion of the lobster pasta. The guy acted like he was doing me a favor in allowing this.The bread that came out was staler than the usual European bread. The house wine was just okay (and service didn't make any attempts to recommend anything better). My husband's bolognese was incredibly bland and beyond unremarkable -- it tasted like something that I could make at home in the States. The table behind us, as we were sitting so close I could hear their conversation, also noted that the bolognese was average, if that. My lobster pasta came with miniscule bits of lobster and tons of pasta -- a disappointing dish given the rave reviews.
When we were finished with our meal (the best part of it being a too-soft panna cotta), we noticed that service had brought out fresh parmesan to other tables to be freshly grated onto their pasta. At no time whatsoever was this offered to us. Major thumbs down.
The restaurant was cramped and dark. Ambiance was lacking as we saw some offensive decor (lamp made of an African American woman). The food was incredibly disappointing and we were ultimately very sad to have chosen this restaurant as our last meal in Venice. I would say avoid, as prices are steep, quality is subpar, and service lacking.
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