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Dinner Options on Giudecca, Venice

I recommend the Trattoria Altanella !
http://www.chow.com/restaurants/91612...

Mar 03, 2012
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Help narrow down short list of Venice restaurants for end of August

I love this a little secret Trattoria of the Giudecca with this so special atmosphere "times gone" just like the Pensione la Calcina or Seguso.
The tables are plastic, but covered with tablecloths and fine old papers menus with an engraving. The terrace overlooking the Giudecca Canal is so quiet and beautiful. The food is simple, very traditional and honest.
I remember a good "Fegato alla veneziana" ( no fig but caramelized Onions) and gnocchi even better with squid ink.
The White House is correct (a Tokai) if I remember...
I also remember a good Tiramisu (as good as eating in Gatto Nero in Burano) and a semifreddo with grapes in grappa.
Please note the address is almost always full as shown by the small wooden signs on the tables (= reservato) and it closes on Monday and Tuesday!
Enjoy !

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Altanella
Calle delle Erbe, Giudecca, 268, Venice, Veneto 30133, IT

Aug 07, 2011
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Help narrow down short list of Venice restaurants for end of August

To answer for Lineadombra, in my opinion it is a very good restaurant and very classy !
This is the traditional Venetian cooking can be a little revisited like this "Fegato alla veneziana" with polenta (classical) and figs for the modern.
On the other photo on a disc of polenta a piece of monkfish sauce martini (fish ideally cooked).
And of course not taking dessert they brought me every time a glass of Lemoncello ( if you
prefer you can have Grappa) with small biscuits of the house to eat facing the terrific view !
The only thing is that prices are very high (the value for money is not the same that at Antiche Carampane for example) but worth it for the view from the terrace and good food !
A tip: by asking nicely and if you do not have money to eat it will allow you to have a drink on their beautiful terrace. I forgot, I have never eaten inside but it is very beautiful and modern.
Something to be one of my favorite restaurants in Venice;-)

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Antiche Carampane
Calle de la Carampane, 1911,San Polo, Venice, Veneto 30125, IT

Lineadombra
Ponte dell'Umilta, Dorsoduro, 19, Venice, Veneto , IT

Aug 07, 2011
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Help narrow down short list of Venice restaurants for end of August

If you want view and good food, I'd recommend two restaurants on the magnificent Zattere.
The first, that I did test only in late August is the one that just replaced my favorite restaurant in Venice Ristorante Riviera (change management )
It is now the "Al pesador Riviera"!
I take a risk because I still I have not eaten since the change of ownership but the beautiful terrace on the Zattere and facing the Molino Stucky must be the same ( very romantic)
http://www.alpesador.it/#/HOME-01-00/
At the other end of the Zattere, there is the Ristorante Lineadombra shortly before the Punta della Dogana with for me the most beautiful terrace in Venice and fine cuisine. Beware Prices accordingly!!! But very, very romantic ;-)
)http://www.ristorantelineadombra.com/...
I confirm Antiche Carampane is an excellent Trattoria ( my favorite with Alle Testiere in holiday until September 2).
If you go to the Arsenale at the Biennale another alternative may be the Trattoria Corte Sconta with its beautiful courtyard hidden. Corte Sconta is seafood only !

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Corte Sconta
Calle del Pestrin, Castello 3886, Venezia 30122, IT

Antiche Carampane
Calle de la Carampane, 1911,San Polo, Venice, Veneto 30125, IT

Lineadombra
Ponte dell'Umilta, Dorsoduro, 19, Venice, Veneto , IT

Aug 04, 2011
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Ristorante Quadri by chef Massimiliano Alajmo from La Calandre Padua

Jun 22, 2011
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Ristorante Quadri by chef Massimiliano Alajmo from La Calandre Padua

What about the new Ristorante Quadri?
Since June 2 the restaurant's chef Massimiliano Alajmo from La Calandre in Padua writes the menu of Ristorante Quadri that chef Silvio Giavedoni executes !
Does that mean that Venice have now a three-star restaurant?

"In early 2011, Massimiliano and his family took over Venice’s historic Gran Caffè & Ristorante Quadri. After four months of renovation, Ristorante Quadri reopened in St. Mark’s Square on June 2, 2011 with a new look and a new menu"

An article on this subject :
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/75825ce0-96...

The menus http://www.caffequadri.it/pdf/menu_ri...

Jun 22, 2011
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Dosaduro area of Venice in early August?

Dorsoduro you mean?
My favorite restaurant of Dorsoduro (Ristorante Riviera) has been sold but I still have some addresses.
For cichetti "Cantine del Vino già Schiavi" Fondamenta Nani, 992
For a drink (a spritz) anywhere on the Campo Santa Margherita. Personally I like the Margaret Duchamp
For a good lunch Ristorante Ai Gondolieri (366, Ponte dal Formage) near the Guggenheim. One of the few Venetian restaurants to serve only meat!
For dinner on a terrace even if some find the address expensive (it is) and overrated, I like Ristorante Lineadombra (Ponte dell'Umilta) located near Punta Della Dogana and with a splendid view of the Redentore!
But I think my favorite restaurant is in front of Dorsoduro on the island of Giudecca. (5 minutes by vaporetto) Trattoria Altanella (Calle De Le Erbe, 268 - Giudecca) with a very nice terrace in summer
You also have some ideas here:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/764534
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/559064

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Ai Gondolieri
Fondamenta de Ospedaleto, Dorsoduro, 366, 30123, Venice, Veneto 30123, IT

Altanella
Calle delle Erbe, Giudecca, 268, Venice, Veneto 30133, IT

Lineadombra
Ponte dell'Umilta, Dorsoduro, 19, Venice, Veneto , IT

Jun 08, 2011
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Small Venice restaurant behind the Danieli

I think this is the "Ristorante Il Ridotto" of Giani Bonnacorsi !
http://www.ilridotto.com/map_g.JPG
http://www.ilridotto.com/02_homepage_...

2/Also what's the name of the Venice restaurant owned by a Texas woman?
I think "Al Covo " !
http://www.ristorantealcovo.com/web/c...

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Il Ridotto
Sestiere Castello,4509, Venezia , IT

May 24, 2011
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Ossi di Seppia Florence

Io Osteria personale "Easter Menu" looks very interesting !

Easter...at iO April 24th 2011, since 12:30
Poached FREE-RANGE EGG with sweet bread, fava beans and ricotta cheese cream
SPELT with artichokes, cocoa beans and robiola cheese
LAMB with olive oil mashed potatoes and crunchy asparaguses
STRAWBERRY tartare with honey, black pepper and ricotta ice cream
€ 45,0

I loved your article on" Gelato in Florence" !
http://www.elizabethminchilliinrome.c...
The choice will be difficult ;-

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Osteria Personale
Borgo San Frediano, 167r, Florence, Toscana , IT

Apr 13, 2011
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Ossi di Seppia Florence

I wanted to go to Osteria Io Personale for dinner on Easter Monday but will be closed.
I think a lunch at Osteria Io Personale ( Easter Sunday lunch) and the restaurant Ossi di Seppia (Easter diner) may do much ;-)
At Burano, I like Il Gatto Nero but I note your address in Mazzorbo.

Apr 08, 2011
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Ossi di Seppia Florence

Thanks again ! Not Rome this time ! Florence and Venice after !
I've spotted some interesting Rome on your blog!
For Venice I have my favorite places !

Apr 08, 2011
divinecomedie in Italy

Ossi di Seppia Florence

Thank you for your answers!
I booked in Ossi di Seppia for dinner on Easter Sunday (April 24)
>minchilli Your blog is wonderful, especially the photos of Burano!

Apr 08, 2011
divinecomedie in Italy

Authentic Venetian Dining in May

My suggestion
First night : Osteria La Zucca http://www.lazucca.it/?lang=en
Second night (near Rialto) Bancogiro ???
Third night (near San Marco Piazza) Il Ridotto ! http://www.ilridotto.com/02_homepage_...

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Il Ridotto
Sestiere Castello,4509, Venezia , IT

La Zucca (aka alla Zucca
)Santa Croce, 1762, Venezia 30135, IT

Bancogiro
Campo San Giacomo di Rialto, San Polo 122,, Venice, Veneto 30125, IT

Apr 05, 2011
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Ristorante Riviera Venezia

Necessarily because Monica Scarpa was in the kitchen!

Apr 01, 2011
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Ristorante Riviera Venezia

One more word! The restaurant sold this does not mean it is permanently closed but the owners will change and I do not know if they will open in a month;

Mar 31, 2011
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Ristorante Riviera Venezia

It is unfortunately true! I learned this in an email sent to the owners themselves to loyal customers.
If you want confirmation you can send them an email info@ristoranteriviera.it
It was my favorite restaurant on the Zattere, classy, ​​family, and very Italian!
At the other end of the Zattere Lineadombra but it remains more expensive and not quite the same atmosphere. !

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Lineadombra
Ponte dell'Umilta, Dorsoduro, 19, Venice, Veneto , IT

Mar 31, 2011
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Ristorante Riviera Venezia

A page turns!
The wonderful "Ristorante Riviera" Monica Scarpa and Luca a has been sold.
Here (in Italian) little word goodbye owners.

"Carissimi clienti ed amici il ristorante riviera cambia proprietari, Monice e Luca hanno venduto.
due righe per ringraziare tutti quelli che ci hanno apprezzato e voluto bene in questi 12 anni.

UN ABBRACCIO E GRAZIE DA MONICA, LUCA E LA PICCOLA ILARIA"

http://www.veneziaristoranti.it/assoc...

Mar 31, 2011
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Ossi di Seppia Florence

Anyone know about the restaurant Ossi di sepia and its chef Gionata Rossi?
It was opened in Florence in December 2010.
http://www.ossidiseppia.org/

Mar 31, 2011
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Where to go for cennone di capo d'anno (New Year's eve dinner) in Venice 2011?

Here is the menu of New Year's Eve one of the favorite restaurants of this forum Ristorante Il Ridotto
MENU’ DI CAPODANNO
cauliflowers purée with scampi and almonds
guinea hen with caramelized shallot and orange sauce
lentils tortellini and “zampone” in chapon and cardamom stock
yellow risotto and “carpaccio” of prawns
sea bass slowly pan cooked on the skin with a fava beans purée, wild swiss chard
assorted pastries stew fresh fruit, ginger ice cream and biscuits
Restaurant IL RIDOTTO Euro 170,00 per person, drinks not included

Dec 10, 2010
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Where to go for cennone di capo d'anno (New Year's eve dinner) in Venice 2011?

Personally, I greatly appreciate the Restaurant Riviera of Monica & Luca
http://www.veneziaristoranti.it/assoc....
It is difficult to compare to Osteria Da Fiore ! But for me, it is a very elegant restaurant, where I always found a local clientele of regulars and the food is high quality !

Dec 10, 2010
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Where to go for cennone di capo d'anno (New Year's eve dinner) in Venice 2011?

And today the "FIASCHETTERIA TOSCANA" New year’s Eve 2010-2011 Menu
Flut of Metodo Classico Brut Millesimato ’06 L’ Orlando Le Barbaterre with crostinis
Scampi Ca’ d’ Oro style on soft polenta
Foie Gras on Briochè bread and persimmon jam
Mantis shrimp soup
Goose ravioli with thin chopped vegetables
Local sea’s sea-bass turban on artichoke bed With lemon balm and ginger sauce
Pink grapefruit and celery salad With lemon sauce
Pigeon’s breast with pomegranate and myrtle on cardoons bed with parisienne style potatoes
Raisins and grappa parfait
Panettone
Flut of Champagne
During the dinner you ‘ll have a small wine list (not included) that could match nicely the menu. The price is 170,00 euro each person which includes the menu and the dinner will start at 8,30 PM.
I have no luck with Antiche Carampane, they can not welcome me to New Year's Eve because they have only nine tables and seats are very limited !!!!

Now, I hesitate between Da Fiore (à la carte) and FIASCHETTERIA TOSCANA (menu) whose menus are tasty and have a good reputation here.
Has anybody ever tried the restaurant Terrazza Danieli's?

Dec 08, 2010
divinecomedie in Italy

Where to go for cennone di capo d'anno (New Year's eve dinner) in Venice 2011?

In fact for the Danieli, I was talking about the evening lounge ( Venejan lounge party) of the new year in my previous post.
It will be held at the Terrazza Restaurant (rooftop) and different from the Hall Dandolo and I guess with a view of the fireworks.
But it is a buffet at 230 euros!
I will be patient with Carampane which may be my final choice.
On sunny days the terrace of Ristorante Riviera is also one of my favorite with Lineadombra on the other side of the Zattere and that of the Trattoria Altanella on the Giudecca

Nov 30, 2010
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Where to go for cennone di capo d'anno (New Year's eve dinner) in Venice 2011?

Thank you! Still no response Antiche Carampane, I'll try to be persistent....
Thank you for these detailed descriptions!
The choice will be difficult, they both look very good.
Originally, I wanted to go to Ristorante Riviera (my favorite and closest to my hotel Pensione La Calcina) but unfortunately it will not open for the evening of New Year's Eve.
I think I'll abandon the option of "Venejan Cocktail Lounge" Danieli and save a few euros

Nov 30, 2010
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Where to go for cennone di capo d'anno (New Year's eve dinner) in Venice 2011?

And today the "Ai Mercanti" (San Marco 4346/A Calle dei Fuseri Corte Coppo)
"Menù à la carte" per l'ultimo giorno dell'anno

Antipasti-Hors d'oeuvres
Scallops with jerusalem artichoke sauce and Avruga caviar € 45,00
Warm lobster salad and panzanella € 45,00
Goose foie gras terrine with dates and dates icecream € 45,00
Rolls of beef carpaccio stuffed with goat cheese, chicory hearts and alfa alfa sprouts€ 45,00
Primi piatti-First courses
Spaghetti in carbonara style with smoked eel and salmon fish caviar€ 45,00
Milk risotto with oyster and coffee powder € 45,00 per pers.
Tagliolini with white truffle€ 70,00
Home made ravioli stuffed with artichokes on sheep ricotta cheese soup ,and thin slices of mortadella € 45,00
Secondi piatti-Second courses
Amber fish with dried and fresh vegetables in lemon grass sauce€ 60,00
Daily pourpose from the fishmarket with steamed vegetables and Campari reduction€ 60,00
Braised beef cheecks in barbera’wine, mashed potatoes and fennel sorbet€ 60,00
Veal chop in milanese style with light bagna cauda and cardoons€ 60,00

I still have no answer for Antiche Carampane Capodanno 140 € menu, maybe they do not want tourists?
I fear that the Terrazza Danieli lounge menu has only the view of the fireworks positive...
The "Da Fiore menu à la carte" of New Years Eve also seems appetizing and not too expensive for a Michelin star. Can someone tell me how is the atmosphere and the room?

Nov 27, 2010
divinecomedie in Italy

Where to go for cennone di capo d'anno (New Year's eve dinner) in Venice 2011?

After Antiche Carampane, Antico Martini, Osteria Da Fiore, Il Ridotto,
Fiascheterria Toscana offers New Year's Eve dinner's at around 170-180 euros
Menu and price be fixed on the 1st week of december.
The dinner will start at 20,30 to finish after midnight.On the dinner there are included 2 glasses of wine, a glass of Spumante for aperitif and a glass of Champagne to celebrate the new
year.
Personally, I hesitate between:
Antiche Carampane the cheaper (140 euro) the most authentic but far from the fireworks and the celebrations of New Year's St. Mark's Square
( the glamour ) Da Fiore tempting "a la carte menu" and not so expensive for a one Michelin star but far from the fireworks too !
Terrazza Danieli lounge menu, the less authentic (Stardwoods hotel standards) and the most expensive (230 euros) but with "all inclusive" and no doubt a breathtaking view of the fireworks of New Year.
Can you help me make a choice?

Nov 21, 2010
divinecomedie in Italy

Where to go for cennone di capo d'anno (New Year's eve dinner) in Venice 2011?

Ristorante Il Ridotto (Castello 4509) is also open and offers a Capodanno menu priced at 180 euros !
Corte Sconta
Ristorante Riviera
Alle Testiere are closed

Nov 17, 2010
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Where to go for cennone di capo d'anno (New Year's eve dinner) in Venice 2011?

And now the "Da Fiore" New Years Eve menu
VENEZIA 31 DICEMBRE 2010

Horse d’œuvre
Shrimps marinated with fennel and ewe’s cheese,sea bass tartar and tuna carpaccio
with capers and oreganum € 36
Warm striped bass with
puntarelle salad € 36
Fried oysters with hot sauce € 34
Mantis shrimp on potatoes and
savoy cabbage € 32
Baby artichokes salad with tarocco
orange and truffle cheese € 28
Sausage, home Martin with white
Truffles from Alba € 32

First courses
Spelt soup with calamaretti,prawns,vegetables € 32
Pappardelle oysters and saffron € 32
Roll of fresh pasta with spinach,sole
and Scorpion fish sauce € 38
Taglierine with spider crab and
baby artichoke € 32
Risotto with shrimps and feneel
(min 2 porz.) € 34
Potato and cheese ravioli with white
truffles from Alba € 66
Marrow risotto with Franciacorta Brut
2005 Ca del Bosco (min 2 porz.) € 34
Main courses
Deep fried soft-shell crabs on arugula
and orange salad € 48
Roasted wild eel with laurel € 44
Steamed wild sea bass with stewed apples
and balsamic vinegar € 54
Monkfish rolled with bacon fat
and cabbage € 46
Jumbo shrimp in bread “shirt” with
aromatic herbs € 68
Roast musk duck € 38
Veal liver rolls with sage € 38

Cheeses € 22
Sorbets and ice creams € 16
Desserts € 20

New Year’s eve tasting menù
7 course € 200
Dishes may change according to the market of the morning.

Nov 16, 2010
divinecomedie in Italy

Where to go for cennone di capo d'anno (New Year's eve dinner) in Venice 2011?

Ristorante Antico Martini 2010 San Silvestro Menù
With only two fingers:
Finger food welcome
As a watch: variety of raw and cooked fish and shellfish
Foie Gras brased with aged Porto sauce
Tonka beans crackers garnished with bitter orange marmalade
Crab ravioli on a ginger & salicornia sauce
Stien corn- wheat “gnocchi” with Kitake mushrooms on a cream of clams
Pineapple Sorbet
Herb crusted fillet of sea bass served with potato and cuttlefish timbale
Fillet of veal stuffed with truffle and pistachio “buffalo burrata”
Sweet world:
selection of desserts
€ 250,00 per person Price includes : Wine, water, coffee, service and V.A.T. Water : S.Pellegrino / Panna. White wine : “Sharjs “ - 2009 – Livio Felluga. Red wine : “Pinot Nero Campo alle More “ – Az. Gini.
or
VeneJan: where Venice meets the East on New Year's Eve. Restaurant Terrazza Danieli is pleased to invite you to celebrate New Year's Eve with an exclusive event: a cocktail lounge party on the most famous Terrazza of the lagoon, savouring innovative gastronomic creations inspired by oriental flavours and accompanied by signature cocktails and wines selected by our expert sommeliers.
Oriental-style raw fish: Langoustine shrimp, yellow tail tuna, sea bass with wasabi and soy sauce
Sushi Venetian Hotel Danieli's traditional steamed fish with its sauces
Vicenza-style baccalà and polenta
Grilled octopus salad with celery and potatoes
Beef Carpaccio with sake
Pasta and beans
Ramè Noodles with prawns, squid and vegetables
White rice
Lobster ravioli with tomatoes and eggplants
Seafood Laguna Risotto
Venetian Pasta Pie
Crispy sea bass with Ponzu sauce
Mixed grill of John Dory, Turbot, Sea bass and jumbo prawns
Lamb chop with Mediterranean couscous
Duck glazed with honey and Bengala black pepper
Japanese beer seared beef served with its sauce
Grilled and Mushi Style creamed vegetables
Tiramisu
Zuccotto Veneziano
Ginger Chocolate mousse
Janapese White Tea Crème Brulée
After midnight traditional
Pandoro & Panettone
Lentils, Cotechino & Zampone
Barmen and Sommelier selection
€230,00 per person Wines and beverages, VAT and service shuttle boat transfer to/from Hotel Danieli on New Year's Eve included for non-resident guest included

A bit expensive! Do you think we could see the fireworks from the terrace of the restaurant?

Nov 12, 2010
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