Notes on Restaurants in Venice

I visited Venice in the spring of 2006 and Rome in the spring of 2007. By the time I read Mark Bittman's July 1, 2007 New York Times article News on the Rialto is About Seafood As Good as Ever I was thinking back nostalgically on my visit to Venice. I would love to visit again. I've made these notes from Mr. Bittman's article in preparation for the time when I return to Venice.

When I visited Venice in the spring of 2006, among the guide books I took along is the excellent Chow! Venice: Savoring the Food and Wine of La Serenissima by Shannon Essa and Ruth Edenbaum. I purchased my copy directly from the Chow! Venice web site This web site also includes material that is not in the book. Some of Mr. Bittman's recommendations, listed here, echo those in Chow! Venice. Many of these restaurants are not for the feint of wallet and run between 50 € and 100 € per person, with wine.

As I note below, if you check some of the web restaurant review sites you'll find that not everyone agrees with Mr. Bittman. I recommend checking some of the reviews before you drop 200 € for a dinner for two. There are lots of little restaurants that serve good food and don't have such stellar prices. Again, I'd check out Chow! Venice guide as well.

A number of these restaurants are very popular and I recommend getting your hotel to make reservations for you at least a few days in advance. I was not able to get into Da Fiore because I did not do this.

July 2007

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