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Thoughts on Venissa in Venice?

Ah, glad to hear we got lucky with service - it was not crowded and the entire staff was wonderful! I think turning yourself over to the experts ensures the best service, too.

Jul 18, 2011
Ash824 in Italy

Thoughts on Venissa in Venice?

I kept meaning to respond to this thread - we were really glad we went with Venissa. It definitely took quite a bit of time to get out there (and back) but we found it worth the effort. The setting is just gorgeous, the food was fantastic and the service made it all really special - it's the combination of these things that made it a great experience, along with just getting off the beaten path and out on the lagoon - none of the individual elements did it alone. We turned ourselves over to the chef and did a tasting with wine pairing, though it's not on the menu - always the best way to go, in my opinion! I posted some pics on my Flickr if interested but it doesn't really do it justice - I think our favorite was the fried eel. http://www.flickr.com/photos/ashleybu...

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Venissa
Fondamena Santa Caterina 3, Isola di Mazzorbo, Venice, Veneto 30142, IT

Jul 18, 2011
Ash824 in Italy

Recommendations for a group dinner in Florence next week

I made a reservation at Ristoro di Cambi - it was recommended somewhere (am losing track) and they start serving dinner at 6:30 PM so it was convenient for our group. Anyone tried it? If it's terrible, I should make a switch now! Thanks, everyone for the help - this is an excellent way to make meal plans on a trip.

Jun 22, 2011
Ash824 in Italy

Thoughts on Venissa in Venice?

Thanks, Elizabeth! I just wanted to make sure it was worth leaving Venice proper on one of our only two nights and I figured you would have had plenty of experiences here. To your point, it really looks special and like a neat experience. I think we're going to go for it tomorrow night, as planned.

Jun 22, 2011
Ash824 in Italy

Thoughts on Venissa in Venice?

EKC, thank you for the information! I was hoping to hear from someone who experienced it. It's our first time, and we do only have 2 nights before moving on.

Jun 21, 2011
Ash824 in Italy

Thoughts on Venissa in Venice?

Thanks, PBSF! I did see that Elizabeth Minchilli liked it, but no one else on the boards has mentioned having been. Will report back - the place just looks amazing, but it is noted as a "destination restaurant" so want to make sure it's worth one of our meals in Venice. We live in NY and love great restaurants, but I am a sucker for the setting.

Jun 21, 2011
Ash824 in Italy

Thoughts on Venissa in Venice?

Hi everyone,

We only have two nights in Venice and based on a couple of reviews (NY Times, T&L) I want to try Venissa. Is it worth it?

Thanks!
Ashley

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Venissa
Fondamena Santa Caterina 3, Isola di Mazzorbo, Venice, Veneto 30142, IT

Jun 21, 2011
Ash824 in Italy

Recommendations for a group dinner in Florence next week

Fantastic, thanks!

Jun 16, 2011
Ash824 in Italy

Recommendations for a group dinner in Florence next week

Thanks so much!

Jun 16, 2011
Ash824 in Italy

Recommendations for a group dinner in Florence next week

Hi all,

We're attending a wedding outside of Florence and are getting a group of around ten people together for dinner the night before the wedding - just a casual meet and greet for people who aren't involved in the wedding but in town from NYC. We would love something a little upscale but nothing too formal - a fun atmosphere. If possible, looking for a place that starts serving on the earlier side, as one couple will have an 11 month old along. Any recommendations?

Thanks much!
Ashley

Jun 15, 2011
Ash824 in Italy