Venezia and Milano
As I mentioned before I am currently working Harvest in the Franciacorta region! Once I finish my obligation, I am going on an a culinary, cultural and wine adventure! I am gong to be in Venezia from Friday, October 3 through Monday, October 6 then leaving and taking the train to Milano. I will be travelling with my Mother, which will be a great time!
I am looking for restaurant rececommendations! I am looking for local, regionally represenative cuisines. I am not looking for chains, and restaurants that cater to the tourists. Althogth I will probably stop at Harry's and get the obligatory Bellini!
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
You might want to check out this recent report - it's an excellent start...
And as a fellow wine geek - I can highly recommend these wine bars: La Cantina, Al Prosecco, Cavatappi, Vinus Venezia, Il Mondo du Vino...
There aren't too many places in Venice that don't have ANY tourists. But, read the report above and do some searches here and you should do quite nicely.
Sorry to hear you've had such bad experiences there... I've always had great service at Harry's and I have been there many, many times. But - I always sit at the bar so I cannot really speak for the table service. The bartenders there are great and totally un-snooty, even to people who order the cheapest drinks and have purple hair. :)