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Review of Essentiale

Essentiale
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed May 28, 2014

we had several courses and each of them was fantastic (if you are ok with sea food:))! the portions are not too big but very tasty and well combined. amazing view and friendly staff. it was too cold to sit outside but we had our Spritz outside before having the dinner inside. free wifi:)

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Thank Manane
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Reviewed May 21, 2014 via mobile

We spent our last evening on the Lido at Villa Laguna. We did not have reservations but were given a table along the water watching the sun set over Venice while we experienced both excellent food and friendly service. Our only criticism: the Studio 54-era music. Perhaps it's big in Italy right now.

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Reviewed May 6, 2014

We had a lovely memorable meal here with the most beautiful sunset view imaginable. The gnocchi and the spinach side were outstanding. Wine by the glass excellent and reasonable. Staff couldn't be nicer. Enjoy a special dining experience here, it's worth it.

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Reviewed May 2, 2014

A stressed out, obnoxious waiter looked around the patio and said he could do nothing, the place was full. It was not, he was just being lazy - talked to us so rudely, regarded us with such disdain we thought maybe it was our clothes (no, everybody was dressed similarly) - he was just a meanie. If you must go, make a reservation first. Lots of nice restaurants within walking distance, they're just not directly on the water which is what has this overpriced establishment spoiled. It's raining, so I guess he'd have plenty of room and a better attitude for us now.

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Reviewed April 25, 2014

Nice service: they opened early just for our party of ten! View is lovely, but windows a bit too high inside to appreciate. View is best on patio, but can be chilly. Servings are smaller than we are used to in America. Spinach side dish was to die for, swimming in butter, etc and so delicate! Food was good, higher than average price on Lido but with view of Venice across the lagoon, a great value compared to typical Venice restaurant (most near San Marco Square are way overpriced and not very good)! This restaurant is part of a hotel that sits on the water. I have not seen in the rooms, but the lobby looks nice. Our standby fave is Hotel Riviera, just one block down from Villa Laguna and right across street from vaporetta and bus station. (Can be noise from buses but this hotel is charming and reasonable, about 150 euros per night if you negotiate.

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Thank WorldTripperTexan
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