My wife and I are going to spend a few days in Venice at the end of October. While we have been there a couple of times in the last few years, we are always on the lookout for that "Don't Miss" food experience. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. We really enjoy the small "local" non-touristy place (no pictures on the menu or 5 different languages please). We also get a kick out of the whole cicchetti experience. We have about three days and are also trying to remodel our kitchen this year so I think the 7 course $500.00 meal is out of the budget this trip.
What do you all think?
lots of reccs if you do a search Here's a link to an "accumulation" post below
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/264253. Note that the Anzolo Raffaele restaurant in Dorsoduro noted there is closed - there is a place with a specialty in San Daniele ham there in it stead (noted in the Scibilia book below
)from our most recent trip last year, Id recommend Da Sandro/Osteria San Barnaba, a simple wine bar/restaurant on Calle Lunga San Barnaba, Alla Zucca, and Anice Stellato. Osteria Alla Frasca in the part of Cannaregio which seems like it ought to be Castello is also a good choice (an account of a meal I had there maybe three years ago is included in the accumulation post) Alla Fontana, a little fish place on the Cannaregio canal, right near the street going into the Ghetto looks good. There have been a lot of recent discussions, not all of fancy restaurants. If you run out of ideas, the Michele Scibilia Osterie guide, available in Venice is reliable.