Even if you are one for unusual meats and preparations there were many things about this restaurant that did not go over well with me or my group. First of all, I understand that some people may like goat, rabbit, lamb tongue and other "regional Italian dishes". I doubt even if they do they need a 20 minute long explanation of what seems to be everything on the menu and the way in which it was prepared beforehand. Puh-lease guys, GET OVER yourselves! Besides, the description of my ravioli and the whole story about the cheese from the Italian cow building up lactic acid before it is milked therefore making the taste more distinct was enough to make me sick to my stomach. This was the case for my fellow diners entrees as well.
Also, I have dined in many restaurants and cities at every level of expense account and can tell you this is a $$$$+. Many expect Italian to be $$$ or $$$$ but this goes beyond that. It really is too much of what I did not want. If you are in the Venetian/Palazzo where this restaurant is located you are MUCH better off going to the other Mario Batali restaurant which is in the Palazzo overlooking the St. Mark Square area. Have tried that too.....it is much better! Caio
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