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Aug 4, 2008 05:37 PM

Cannaregio/Jewish ghetto area eats?

We will be taking a tour of the Jewish ghetto and would like some good recommendations for lunch near there. Any good ideas? Thank you!

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  1. Yes, I have two great recommendations for Cannaregio.

    Fiaschetteria Toscana
    The restaurant Fiaschetteria Toscana is located in the heart of Venice a few steps from Rialto in Salizada San Giovanni Grisostomo. Since 1956 the management has always been Albino and Mariuccia Busatto. They have been joined by son Stefano, thus ensuring the family will continue here. The restaurant has an open space in a typical small square. A wide range of the best Italian wines have been chosen for the appropriate marriage with the menu whose trend is to emphasize local products, among which the local fish
    represent our priority no matter the way it has been prepared. A variety of meat dishes, including Chianina Toscana, and a wide selection of Italian cheeses coming from the best cheese-makers complete our offering.
    Last, but not least, our desserts are prepared with tender loving care by signora Mariuccia.
    Closed all-day Tuesday and Wednesday at lunch
    Average price €50/60 (exclusive of wine and beverage).

    Vini da Gigio
    Vini da Gigio adopted the name and sign of the old baccaro in this location. It was transferred more that 20 years ago from the Lazzari family. From this old and warm osteria, with its ancient flavor, the new restaurant adds an attentive service, care for design and, most of all, a kitchen with a great passion. The menu is rooted in the Venetian traditions with a wide offering linked to the water, ground and seasons so, you will discover dishes which highlight these things according to the flavors that day.
    Closed Monday and Tuesday
    Average price €43 (exclusive of wine and beverage)

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    1. re: vidanto

      We had a lovely meal at Anice Stellato, on a back canal in Cannareggio.
      If you want something near the Ghetto, there is Fontana, right near the turn-off on the Cannaregio canal. Do not go to the lubavicher-run place in the Ghetto proper - Im blanking on the name. Ive been twice and the food is mediocre.

    2. Lunch: Da Benito (Via dei Falegnami, 14)
      Dinner: Trattoria da Giggetto

      Both in the Ghetto.

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      1. re: chezfredo

        just for clarification these are in Rome, the OP is looking for places near the Venice Ghetto.