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“Really pleased we walked a little further to find this restaurant”

Ristorante Pizzeria La Sfera
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed May 23, 2014

This was our last day of a seven day stay in Venice and as we had enjoyed our trip on Vaporetta number 1 so much we repeated it down to the Lido. We wandered down the main street to find somewhere for our final lunch and kept walking until we found this towards the end of a pedestrian area. It was early for lunch so not many customers but they were welcoming and we liked the look of the menu.

The food came quickly and was delicious - we both had tagliatelli - one with lobster and the other with scallops and asparagus. Both were very tasty. Dessert was tiramisu - is there anything else to eat in Italy?!

We were very pleased with our meal and enjoyed sitting outside and watching life go by. Nice welcome from the new owners - we wish you all the very best; thank you.

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Thank NandSP
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Reviewed May 20, 2014

I randomly stopped into this place when I was wandering through Lido with my family. We had am wonderful quick meal of pastas and salads. The real treat, however, was dealing with the waiter. He was a total comic, and made us feel right at home. After our meal, he explained that he is actually the new owner, having bought the place a few months ago. When I checked the Tripadvisor reviews, I saw that some of the old reviews complained about the service. With this new guy in charge! I think everyone should have a wonderful time at Sfera. As a bonus, the place is set on a quiet street, right next to a canal.

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Thank Razzel
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

We liked the look of this restaurant and saw an empty table this being well before nine.
We were told they were closed so decided to book for the night after.
We were surprised the night after that there was hardly anyone there after it being so busy the night before.
We ordered the tourist menu. We were served very quickly. The portions were very small and we were finished in 10 minutes we are actually very slow eaters. The food was poor and the bill came to over 60 euros. We left and went to the Billa (local supermarket) and bought Pringles and Olives.
Very bad experience.
We will return to Venice but not this restaurant.

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1  Thank Lily49Berwickshire
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

We arrived very late in the evening, and were greeted by an all smile waiter saying "Closed? While the lights are on, we are open!" The food was tasty, good value for money. The wine, vino della casa, was average.

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Thank Laura I
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

We had lunch at the restaurant while strolling by. The prices were reasonable until we were charged 5 Euros for bread we didn't order that was placed on our table. And another 5 Euros for a bottle of water. So, basically we paid $12.50 for bread and water. I could get that in jail for free. This is the type of tourist up charging that Rick Steves writes about so often.

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