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Sep 19, 2008 07:48 AM

Venice dinner on a Monday

I'm looking for suggestions for a nice restaurant for a special Monday night dinner, I know it's hard to find places that are open, but I am considering:

Ai Gondolieri
Fiaschetteria Toscana
Antica Trattoria Poste Vecie
La Caravella

Does anyone have any experience with these restaurants or possibly some other good suggestions to make?



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  1. I haven't eaten at any of these, but I would recommend La Bitta, which is open on Monday and has "No Fish," which is good for a Monday dinner since the fish market is closed on Sunday and Monday. It is popular and cash only, so you should plan ahead.

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    1. re: MBlair

      I did a detailed chart of Venice closing dates a few years ago and Monday is indeed hard, but there are open restaurants - have you checked their websites or viamichelin?.Here is a great resource , venicexplorer, which should be of assistance:

      I dont get this no fish thing, because good restaurants in Venice DO serve fresh fish on Sunday notwithstanding market closings. They have direct sources obviously - the fish are out there to be caught 7 days a week.

      MIchelle Scibilia's guide to Venice Osterie has this info - I will try to consult it later if this question is still unanswered.

      1. re: jen kalb

        Of course the fish are always there for catching, but I've read that fresh fish are difficult to come by because fishing is not being done on Sunday. Is this incorrect?

        1. re: MBlair

          I have been served fine fish in Venice on Sunday and Monday. If there is a market someone will provide. that's my conclusion at any rate. this is Italy.

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