Affordable restaurants in Venice
Posted 06 September 2011 - 10:29 AM
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Posted 06 September 2011 - 11:51 PM
I'm on the way to Berlin next week and have lined up a few Südtirolean places so I can have a good ... schnitzel, as a welcome change from pasta.
Edited by cinghiale, 06 September 2011 - 11:56 PM.
Posted 07 September 2011 - 12:51 AM
Posted 07 September 2011 - 04:31 AM
We ate outside in a small courtyard that had a side alley leading to a canal, but with no bridge - it was a dead end. All night long an endless procession of tourists would wander through the courtyard gazing at their map/iPhone, head down the alley and then re-appear a minute later looking confused. This was quite entertaining, so you get dinner and a show.
Some of the best places we've eaten at overseas have been recommended by the staff of the hotels we're staying at - Corto dell'Orso was suggested by someone at reception along with several others. So if in doubt, just ask the people she's staying with! Having said that, however, the best meal we had in Italy was at a restaurant in Rome recommended by an eGulleter...
Eating out in Italy doesn't have to be expensive- I think it's easy to feel as though you must order two or three courses, which adds up and is usually too much food. You can easily find pizzas that are too big to finish for less than 10 euro.
Posted 07 September 2011 - 04:56 PM
When looking for an address in Venice, I strongly suggest this site:
it's the most reliable. If you use google maps or similars, a lot of times they indicate a different place from the correct one.
If you want to spend few money near Rialto, then I can suggest these two places:
it's just in front of the fish market of Rialto, beware that it's not open till late. Here you can find traditional fish dishes, and you can get good wines by the glass.
Rosticceria Gislon, Calle de la Bissa
I can't find the exact number, but when you are in Calle de la Bissa it's really easy to find. Their speciality is "mozzarella in carrozza", but also baccalà and other things are good.
Besides these two, you can look for "bacari". A "bacaro" is a traditional Venetian bar where you can eat "cicheti", which are small portions of traditional Venetian dishes. The concept is similar to the tapas bars in Spain. Until 10-15 years ago they were attended only by Venetian people, so prices were kept low. After that they started to be suggested on the internet, so they started to get foreign customers, and the prices went up. They are not as cheap as Pronto Pesce and Rosticceria Gislon.
La Cantina, Calle San Felice, Cannaregio 3689
Do Mori, Calle dei Do Mori, San Polo 429
Al Ponte, Calle Larga Giacinto Gallina, Cannaregio 6378
All'Arco, Calle Arco, San Polo 436
Alla Vedova, Calle del Pistor, Cannaregio 3912
La Mascareta, Calle Lunga Santa Maria Formosa, Castello 5183
My favourite restaurant in Venice where you spend less than 50 euro (not including wine) is:
Anice Stellato, Fondamenta de la Sensa, Cannaregio 3272
it's quite far from Rialto, but it deserves a visit.
For a good breakfast:
Caffè del Doge, San Polo 608
they have the best croissants in Venice.
Unfortunately there are not great pastry shops in Venice, some good ones, but nothing great. And the 2 best ones changed owner in the last 2 years, going down in quality.
Posted 07 September 2011 - 06:34 PM