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startsev Oct 16, 2011 06:52 PM

After doing some research on these boards I was ready to commit to Alle Testiere for one of my two nights in Venice. I now see that it is closed both nights. Now what? Can I get some suggestions? My plan is to go to Al Gatto Nero in Burano one night and need an alternative for my last nights in Italy. I am looking for something that would be comparable to Alle Testiere.

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Alle Testiere
Calle del Mondo Novo,Sestiere Castello,5801, Venice, Veneto 30122, IT

  1. PBSF Oct 17, 2011 08:30 AM

    The best seafood places such as Alle Testiere, Antiche Carampane and Al Fontego dei Pescatore are all closed Monday nights. I believe Al Fontego is open Sundays. Comparable in quality but different are Al Covo and Fiaschetteria Toscano both open Sundays and Mondays; the cooking at FT is strictly traditional with just about all the Venetian classics on the rather large menu. Al Covo's menu is smaller and more creative with a good balance of seafood and meat. Both are more comfortable than Alle Testiere. Might consider Il Ridotto, which I have not been but it has gotten good comments on this board. For all seafood, the simpler Boccadoro is open Sundays but not Mondays.

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    Il Ridotto
    Sestiere Castello,4509, Venezia , IT

    Antiche Carampane
    Calle de la Carampane, 1911,San Polo, Venice, Veneto 30125, IT

    Al Covo
    Campiello della Pescaria,Castello 3968, Venice, Veneto 30122, IT

    Boccadoro
    Campiello Widmann,Cannaregio 5405a, Venice, Veneto , IT

    Alle Testiere
    Calle del Mondo Novo,Sestiere Castello,5801, Venice, Veneto 30122, IT

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    1. re: PBSF
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      hmast Oct 17, 2011 06:43 PM

      Would you need reservations for lunch at Aniche Carampane or Il Ridotto? We'll be there in a few weeks.

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      Il Ridotto
      Sestiere Castello,4509, Venezia , IT

      1. re: hmast
        PBSF Oct 17, 2011 09:46 PM

        Not having been to Il Ridotto, I don't know if reservation is necessary for lunch. My hunch is not. As for Antiche Carampane, not needed for lunch.

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        Il Ridotto
        Sestiere Castello,4509, Venezia , IT

        Antiche Carampane
        Calle de la Carampane, 1911,San Polo, Venice, Veneto 30125, IT

    2. livingvenice Oct 24, 2011 06:43 AM

      Don't forget Vini da Gigio for Sunday; Orto dei Mori would make a great choice for Sun or Mon, and of course Al Covo closes only Wed-Thu. PBSF, you're right about Fontego being closed Monday but open Sun & Tue. Alla Staffa just off S.S.Giovanni e Paolo is open daily and is delightful; same for Promessi Sposi.

      Doubt you'd need reservations for lunch anywhere (except maybe for Ai Artisti on the Fondamenta Toletta, which is also tiny but is humming these days); also because the Ridotto has expanded, adding several tables (it's still pretty small, though).

      If you'd like to go all out, you might consider heading for the new Quadri...the cafe should be opening up any day now as well...

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      Al Covo
      Campiello della Pescaria,Castello 3968, Venice, Veneto 30122, IT

      Ai Artisti
      Fondamenta della Toletta ,Dorsoduro 1169/A, Venice, Veneto , IT

      Vini da Gigio
      Fondamenta di San Felice, Cannaregio, 3628, Venice, Veneto 30121, IT

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      1. re: livingvenice
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        hmast Oct 24, 2011 09:42 AM

        Sorry, just wanted to make sure I was clear. Are you saying I should make lunch reservations at Ridotto?

        1. re: hmast
          livingvenice Oct 24, 2011 10:38 AM

          Sorry --- probably not necessary for lunch, but always, everywhere, for dinner.

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