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Murano, Venice - Sunday Lunch recommendations please

Thanks for all the perspectives, Chowhounders are amazing! I think we'll probably go for Busa alla Torre da Lele.

I did check out Restaurant B before posting and had emailed them to ask if I could see a menu. I got a pleasant reply (about not needing a booking) but no menu. They do have one but were obviously reluctant to provide me with a menu. I found menu references online so I think have one.

I think I'm put off by B's clinical modern interior when Mothering Sunday feels a bit more homely to me. Feels like a more suitable place for an evening birthday party.

Thanks everyone for your thoughts, much appreciated.

Lovener1

Apr 03, 2012
loveners in Italy

Murano, Venice - Sunday Lunch recommendations please

Thanks scfinson - I've got Venissa lined up for another night when we are staying overnight on Burano. It looks fantastic.

It's still Murano that is drawing blanks so hopefully others will be along with suggestions.

Thanks for the Venissa tip.

Lovener1

Apr 02, 2012
loveners in Italy

Murano, Venice - Sunday Lunch recommendations please

Hello knowledgeable chowhounds

We'd one your views on a suitable Sunday lunch location in Murano please. (May 2012)

We'll be celebrating our nation's Mothering Sunday so a nice lunch in nice surroundings is called for.

Many thanks in advance for your suggestions.

Loveners
30 days to go!

Apr 02, 2012
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Venice - need some help for a wedding lunch for five please :)

Thanks Pbsf and Barberinibee. I will definitely check out de pisis as another option. Having done more research and appreciating the posts above, I didn't realise what I tall order I had created (pardon the food pun!).

We're from New Zealand so are used to simple and subtle isn't wasted on us either. We are used to letting the ingredients speak for themselves. My favorite Venetian meal to date was a seafood risotto on Burano - years later I still salivate over its delicate seafood flavour. The whole dishe's 'understated' quality was delectable.

Oct 12, 2011
loveners in Italy

Venice - need some help for a wedding lunch for five please :)

Thanks for the replies JenKalb, Zerlina, and Barberinibee. Jen, I'll definitely start investigating those options. It's looks like I might have to do a tradeoff about the view / outdoor seating aspect.

I went to Cips six years ago. At the time, I had no idea it was so famous at the time. The setting was gorgeous but the food was very bland and lacking in flavours. It could just have been a bad night for the chef but I'm not sure I'll give him/ her another chance for my wedding meal...

We did wonder if the budget may be a little on the tight side for what we were looking for so that might be another point to look out if non of Jen's suggestions above work out.

Keen to hear any other suggestions if you think you know something suitable (or close to it).

Thanks everyone :)

Oct 11, 2011
loveners in Italy

Venice - need some help for a wedding lunch for five please :)

bump please hoping to hear your suggestions :)

Oct 09, 2011
loveners in Italy

Venice - need some help for a wedding lunch for five please :)

Hello fellow chow hounds

Firstly, thanks for all the tips I've picked up so far from reading other peoples' posts. Can you help me with this challenge please?

Lovener2 & I are getting married in Venice and need to find somewhere to celebrate the wedding lunch (on a Saturday in May) with our parents. The total size of the group is 5 adults - 2 mid thirties and 3 mid youthful mid sixties.

We are looking for:

- atmosphere
- a canal / water view
-outdoors (if fine)
- friendly service
- special.

We're prepared to trade away some 'spectacularness' of food in favour of a fabulous view & lively atmosphere but don't anything average. As a guide I have eaten at Cips before and was dreadfully disappointed in the food and wouldn't want this quality of food.

We don't need any table decorations / wedding chairs / special room etc. We'll be wearing our wedding outfits and just want to celebrate somewhere outside with a great view amongst other folks also enjoying a great day out.

We would love to hear your recommendations. Many thanks in advance.

Loveners

ps - absolute maximum budget is Euro700.

Oct 09, 2011
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