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Lunch near St. Mark's, Venice

Ooh, thanks! I read about Cavatappi on a different site and it sounded interesting. Thank you for the recommendations!

May 20, 2009
QuasiFoodie in Italy

Lunch near St. Mark's, Venice

No! That's not what I want to hear! I am very much looking forward to Alle Testiere. I did use Fodor's to get ideas but then I used this website and others to make the final decisions. I realize it has been written up quite a bit but with only 12 tables I don't know how much more Mom and Pop it gets! However, this is my first trip to Italy, not to mention my first international trip since I was young and my parents dragged me around and figured out the details so pardon my ignorance.

I don't think the "tourists won't be back the next day" reasoning works so well anymore with the number of online resources available for people to air their complaints. I intend to write reviews of our experiences good and bad on this trip and if someone's poor attitude ruins part of the vacation that I worked and saved for, I can guarantee you people will here about it. The last thing you would call my boyfriend and I is arrogant so I suppose we will just be our polite selves and hope for a pleasant experience :)

May 19, 2009
QuasiFoodie in Italy

Lunch near St. Mark's, Venice

Hello all! I am looking for a place to have lunch on Saturday when we visit St. Mark's and the Doge's Palace. It seems that this area contains the highest density of tourist traps from what I have read. We are not looking to eat real heavy as we will be eating dinner at Alle Testiere that evening and La Zucca the night before and we have much sightseeing to conquer. But of course, we don't want to waste a meal in Italy! A good panini and some ciccheti will do.

I read a nice review for the pizza at Aciugheta here but then I read terrible reviews elsewhere, especially for the service. Vino Vino has been under consideration although reviews seem to be decidedly mixed. I recently came across nice accounts of Enoteca Al Volto, although it is a bit further from St. Mark's than I was hoping to find. I appreciate your Venetian wisdom!

May 18, 2009
QuasiFoodie in Italy

leaving in 2 weeks. Husband thinks i have travel o.c.d... have made a list a mile long and would love any feedback, good or bad on my "rough list" and any obvious wonderful spots I am missing for Venice, Rome, Tuscany and Florence. THANK YOU!

Thank you for mentioning the cafeteria at the Vatican! I have been quite concerned about lunch on the day we visit. We plan to get there very early but it seems there are no restaurants close by and I don't want to have to rush our visit because we are starving. I am diabetic so it is difficult for me to skip meals and I am usually starving come mealtime!

Apr 27, 2009
QuasiFoodie in Italy

leaving in 2 weeks. Husband thinks i have travel o.c.d... have made a list a mile long and would love any feedback, good or bad on my "rough list" and any obvious wonderful spots I am missing for Venice, Rome, Tuscany and Florence. THANK YOU!

I am taking a very similar trip at the end of May and my list is very similar as well!

Please help me decide between Antico Arco and Al Ceppo in Rome!!

Apr 27, 2009
QuasiFoodie in Italy

Quattro Leoni - what to get?

Ooh, good post! I already have a reservation there for next month!

Apr 17, 2009
QuasiFoodie in Italy

Our recent trip to Venice

Thanks for your post! It will certainly help me to make decisions for my trip next month.

Apr 01, 2009
QuasiFoodie in Italy

Venice: The Great Binge of '09

Hi Joe! I am taking my first trip to Italy at the end of May with my boyfriend and our first stop is Venice. I am trying to decide on a restaurant to have a romantic dinner after our first full day there. Have you ever been to Ristorante Riviera? I haven't found too much information on it but what I have found is very positive. Fodor's lists it as one of the best and most romantic in Italy 2009. However, I am starting to rethink my choice after reading all of the glowing reviews of Alle Testiere. Thoughts? We are 25 years old and love great food and wine but we are not the most discerning foodies. I would like to spend somewhere in the 100-120 euro range.

P.S. We fly into Marco Polo at 5:30 pm and I think Il Refolo will be our choice for dinner that night! It is not far from our hotel. Thanks for the tip!

Mar 25, 2009
QuasiFoodie in Italy