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Apr 2, 2007 09:55 AM

Best lunch/dinner w a view in Venice

I have to start off by saying I am a true hound. I have driven miles out of my way for great food in the states - much of which was served at shacks and holes in the wall.

But we will be in Venice this July for our 15th anniversary and my wife is more interested in a romantic view of the city than in the food, so one night I would like to indulge her.

I am considering Cip's Club at the Hotel Cipriani - the view looks impressive.

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  1. do you have to have the view while you are dining? It would be easy to achieve it strolling or riding to or from your dinner location.

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    1. re: jen kalb

      Tyvm for pointing that out, and you are completely correct. Hopefully we will take advantage of the best views at other times as well, but yes, we do want to look while we dine ;o)

      I take it Cip's Club has terrible food?

      1. re: seal

        I have only eaten at Cip's Club once and the food was very good. The service was great. But unfortunately it rained that day, so no view for us. It's something to keep in mind, though in July you should be OK.

        One fun thing is taking the complimentary water taxi out there. The captain is a dream, so watch out!

    2. This must be the year for 15th anniversaries and Venice must be the place to do it - we are headed there in 2 weeks for our 15th! I am not so worried about views as I am in finding a good place to eat but I am interested to see what sort of responses you get here.

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      1. re: diamond_skies

        Congrats and I hope you have a wonderful time!

        Please report back when you get home.

      2. Have not been here. But it seems to be a real, thoughtful restaurant with an outdoor terrace and view of Giudecca:
        Anyone who has been, chime in please?

        1. The Danieli Hotel, next to the bridge of sighs, has a rooftop restaurant with one of the most breathtaking views I've ever seen. We didn't eat dinner there, but I can tell you that breakfast was ridiculously expensive (about $30/pp for a couple of croissants and coffee), and worth every penny for that view.

          Here's a picture:

          I'd go for lunch, not dinner -- the view is probably better during the day.

          1. The restaurant (don't remember the name) at the San Clemente Hotel which is on an island about 30 min. by boat (they have a shuttle).

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            1. re: shayne

              We are currently staying at the San Clemente Palace and the food is just awful. I would not, not NOT eat here! I understand the need for the view, but try either drinks at the rooftop of the Danieli, or outside on the canal at the Gritti. Then, for good food go to the Met at the Hotel Metropole. But it is a Michelin 1 star so you need reservations WAY in advance. Good luck!