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Apr 6, 2006 08:46 AM

Return to Venice, just 2 days

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After a 2 year absence, I'm finally going back to venice, but alas only for the weekend, and I'm looking to really treat myself I wonder if anybody's been recently to some of my old favorites to see how they are holding up, or can recommend something new

Alla Testiere
Il Vecchio Fritolin
Anice Stellata (on its way down last time i was there)
La Colombara

I know its been years since it was great, but does anybody know if Fiore pulled it self together? It used to be amazing, and last time I was there every once and awhile it still was great, but it was also not great as frequently......


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  1. We loved Alle Testiere the last time we were there but it has been a year and a half.

    1. We lunched at Anice Stellato just last month and it was excellent. No slippage evident.

      1. Our water taxi driver recommended a 'locals' restaurant that turned out to be one of the best dinners from our february 2006 trip.

        The restaurant is called Hosteria Al Vecio Bragosso and it's located on Strada Nuova in Cannaregio. The staff was very friendly, the atmosphere is great and the fresh seafood was awesome. We had the pasta e fagioli soup, the pasta of the day which consisted of tagliolini with fresh tuna sauce and grilled sole.

        Buon Appetito!

        1. I agree regarding Anice Stellato and Vecio Fritolin

          I thought Ai 4 Feri was a good lunch choice.

          Ai 4 Feri
          Calle Lunga San Barnaba, Dorsoduro

          1. I would like to comment that Alle Testiere is quite good regarding the food, but not extraordinary, just average. What IS extraordinary are the prices they are charging...

            If you pass Alle Testiere and go across the piazza into the Calle Lungo S.M.Formosa, you will find a more old fashioned bacaro, the Al Mascaron. This place has excellent seafood at half the price of Alle Testiere !!

            And for high end dining the best price/value performance is still at Fiaschetteria Toscana.