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Venetian restaurants?

Chow Baby Nov 7, 2006 12:55 AM

Are there any Venteian restaurants in town?
I know of Antica Venezia but surely there are more.

  1. MMRuth Nov 7, 2006 01:02 AM

    If Remi is still around, I believe it is Veneitian - but haven't been for years.

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      Brian S Nov 7, 2006 02:24 AM

      I don't think that most of the food at Remi is venetian, though they have a great mural in Quattrocento style that depicts venice. They have a $24 lunch.... but there are far better places around for the money.

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      simetrias Nov 7, 2006 01:23 AM

      Da Andrea in the W. Village. The owners are from the Veneto.

      1. Brian S Nov 7, 2006 02:22 AM

        Le Zie is nominally Venetian, and is great (though I havent been this year)

        there are quite a few immigrants from Friuli, east of Venice, where Italy, Austria and Slovenia meet, and they have restaurants and social clubs in Astoria, Queens, and run expensive restaurants there such as Piccola Venetia (which might be venetian, judging from its name, though Monte's Venetian Room in Gowanus wasn't... they just liked the name)
        http://www.piccola-venezia.com

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          erica Nov 7, 2006 12:50 PM

          I think the Piccola Venezia people are Istrian...

          1. re: erica
            Brian S Nov 7, 2006 04:19 PM

            You're right. When I wrote this, I thought the terms were synonymous, but Fruili refers only to the part of the region that's inside Italy and Istria refers to a big peninsula to the east. There is also an asteroid named Istria but they don't have a native cuisine there as far as anyone knows and if they did it might not be palatable to humans.

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friuli

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Istria

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/183_Istria

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          Nehna Nov 7, 2006 04:16 AM

          Not in Manhattan, but Al Di La in Park Slope serves Venetian and is excellent.

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            Brian S Nov 7, 2006 04:13 PM

            Oh I forgot about that place. I've always meant to try it and, after reading this, I was about to zoom over there today... but they are closed Tuesday.

            Times review, headlinde "Go Ahead Brooklyn: Be Smug"
            http://events.nytimes.com/2006/01/11/...

          2. BoloJungle Nov 7, 2006 02:44 PM

            Osteria al Doge - 44th Street between 6th and 7th...

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              Peter Cherches Nov 7, 2006 06:06 PM

              I agree that Al Di La may be one of the best Venetian bets, but Le Zie is quite good and quite a bargain. Roberto Passon himself is Venetian, and much of his menu at his eponymous restaurant is.

              I haven't been to Piccola Venezia in years, but it was great. Many Northern Italian restaurateurs are Istrian/Croatian, like the Bastianichs (though I believe Lidia herself is Italian). In that vein, I've been meaning to try the venerable Stark's Veranda, which is Istrian-owned. Has anybody been?

              http://petercherches.blogspot.com

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