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Venice restaurant with lots of charm

I think Al Paradiso, near Rialto, fits your description but not sure about the Sunday and Monday hours.

Apr 11, 2014
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Padova / Padua , please review or add to my restaurant list

I had a lovely lunch at L'anfora about 2 years ago. Like Julia, above, I loved the scene. We had to take a walk and come back for a table because they were full when we arrived.

Apr 02, 2014
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Recommendations - Whirlwind Rome / Florence / Venice Food Tour

I think this is moeche season. not to be missed!

Mar 29, 2014
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How early to reserve at Hosteria Giusti in Modena

When will you be there?

Mar 27, 2014
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Meat in Venice?

We ate at Oniga, 4 years ago and everyone in our party of 4 found it disappointing.
Ate at Pane Vino e San Daniele on San Barnaba, 2 years ago, and had a very enjoyable, simple meal.

Mar 21, 2014
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Trying to find bagged Ice in Florence

If you have an apartment you will likely have a freezer and probably can make some ice yourselves.

Mar 20, 2014
jangita in Italy

Meat in Venice?

La Bitta in Dorsoduro, very near Campo San Barnaba, is a great non seafood option. They generally have two seatings, at 7 and 9.

Mar 19, 2014
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How early to reserve at Hosteria Giusti in Modena

I wrote back to Giusti that the Hotel was making the reservation for us. They wrote a really nice email back.
So, we have our reso and good vibes, too.

Mar 01, 2014
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Good neighborhood Peruvian or Cuban--near Aventura

Meeting a bunch of family at my mom's, near Aventura. What do you suggest for not too too much $$$.

Mar 01, 2014
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How early to reserve at Hosteria Giusti in Modena

Grazie tutti-- I emailed directly to Giusti and got no response so I emailed our hotel (Cervetta5) and they cofirmed a reso for us.

Feb 27, 2014
jangita in Italy

How early to reserve at Hosteria Giusti in Modena

We'll be in Modena for one night in late May and want to have lunch at Giusti. How soon do we need to reserve? Is it still as wonderful as in years past?


Feb 25, 2014
jangita in Italy

Great Taqueria in Tallahassee

I didn't see gorditas but the "blackboard" menu had quite a few things on it she was preparing for the next day.

Feb 15, 2014
jangita in Florida

Florence - Trip Report

Thanks for the great report.
One question: Where do the gorgeous ripe tomatoes come from in November--or now for that matter?

Feb 12, 2014
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Great Taqueria in Tallahassee

We have been meaning to try Los Reyes on Apalachee Parkway (outside of Capital Circle, next door to Jim Bennet's Plumbing) for a while.
Finally made it there last night and were more than satisfied. The place is a gem of authenticity. Filled with Mexican decor and very clean there is one person who does the serving and the food prep. They DO NOT give you a basket of fried tortilla chips and salsa. The tortillas are house made and very tasty. The prices are very reasonable. We enjoyed everything we tried--pork stew, pork tacos and chicken huarache(?). She says that the huaraches are from her home in Mexico and this is the only place in Tally where you can get them. They were my favorite thing along with the beans which really tasted like beans.
They have Negra Modello and Corona in bottles.

Our tab--including 2 beers was $23!

Check it out!

Feb 08, 2014
jangita in Florida

One lunch in Venice

I wish I could remember. Maybe the platter was 30euros? It was meant for one but was more than I could eat.
There is a more economical option of ordering a crostini plate. Their salami is really tasty!

Feb 05, 2014
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One lunch in Venice

For one lunch, I would say La Cantina. Get a fish platter--either raw or cooked. It's a bit of a splurge but so worth it!

Feb 03, 2014
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Visiting Tallahassee - Where to eat?

Kool Beanz for dinner! Consistently great, creative, modern Southern food. A little bit loud and a lot of fun. If it's not too cold they have a nice patio.
Sage--great for brunch.

Jan 20, 2014
jangita in Florida

Venice restaurant picks?

Getting over to Gatto Nero, on Burano, may or may not be worth the time. With your short visit I think you will find plenty of options on Venice itself.

Or for a really fantastic view your could try Figlie delle Stelle on Giudecca. (a very short vap ride) I think their food is Pugliese so you may not want it but the view gorgeous and the food was great in my one visit.

Jan 11, 2014
jangita in Italy

Help! Can't remember name of restaurant in Siena

Could it have been San Giuseppe?
Although I can't imagine them not speaking English there???

Jan 04, 2014
jangita in Italy

Locally sourced food in Pensacola/Tallahassee/Orlando/Jacksonville

#1 in Tallahassee for excellent local cuisine: The Root Cellar.

Nov 29, 2013
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Preservation--Sunny Isle

Had a thoroughly enjoyable meal there tonight.
Charcuterie platter was nice and include 3 unique house-made preserves (my favorite was the apple pie butter) as well as 3 cheeses and 3 meats.

The smoked corn arancini were delicious although the cheesy puree underneath was a little gummy.
The short rib tacos were a treat, especially if you love short ribs.

We had 2 desserts--I preferred the espresso pot de cream.

This place was empty. Go check it out. They're trying to "do the right thing" in an area that may not support them.

I wish them the best of luck. "A" for effort, for sure.

Nov 27, 2013
jangita in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Venice trip report, October 2013

Brava, Kathy!
Great report.
I'm glad to learn of "new" places to try when we go to Venice for a month in June.
Anice Stellato is a personal fovorite.


Nov 14, 2013
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Venice Restaurants

try using the search function.
And congratulations!

Oct 01, 2013
jangita in Italy

What food related items do you tuck in to your luggage?

I like to buy the truffle salt. It's small and not too expensive. I put it on my weekend scrambled eggs for the next few months to ease the pain of having left Italy.
Also--dried porcini.
I have been known to bring a salami in my suitcase too but that was years ago.

Sep 28, 2013
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NYC foodies in Umbria/Tuscany

I would say that da Roberto is a "don't miss" but do call ahead. He sometimes closes at random times.

And, although it is decidedly touristy, we had a fantastic lunch at Latte di Luna in Pienza.

Sep 19, 2013
jangita in Italy

Venice Eats

Alle Testiere is really special for great seafood.
Fiascheterria Toscana feels more "special" more fine dining-ish.

Take DavidT's advice and check around the other Venice threads.

Sep 08, 2013
jangita in Italy

Chianti Region- San Gimignano

You would probably enjoy Judy/Diva's new app call Chianti Food and Wine. It's hot off the presses (are there presses anymore?)


Sep 05, 2013
jangita in Italy

Venice -- where do the locals eat?

While I have far less experience than PBSF, I have eaten in several places mentioned.
To me, the most "local" experiences were at Al Timon (and I loved every bit of the food and great variety of wines by the glass) and at the far more sophisticated, Orte dei Mori.

We were surrounded by loud Americans at Anice Stellato and I so want go back and try it again.

Alla Zucca, in my one visit, was magical food-wise but also lots of English speakers.

I loved Al Paradiso but it was a bit pricey.

I really agree with PBSF--there really is great food in Venice.

Sep 05, 2013
jangita in Italy

Trip report from Bologna, Pienza, and Rome

What a great report! Thanks.

Aug 20, 2013
jangita in Italy

Online help for FVG?

Have you read this/:

It's a bit old but good info.

Aug 11, 2013
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