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Three great restaurant finds in Venice. People say you can't eat well here. If you do your homework you can. Here are three really good places.

La Piscine - Dorsoduro along the Canale della Giudecca - lunch. On a floating barge. Great views and decent food.

ai Gondolieri. Dorsoduro - Dinner. The restaurant is a Michelin rated place so not cheap. I got wild mushrooms. All sorts. Very good. One got prosciutto with melon - I loved the way they kind of shaved the melon. Very sweet. For an entrée I got the Veal bits in sauce with peppers. One got the pork ribs which looked excellent. One got the venison which also looked excellent. I can't remember the rest. We had Cordero Montezemolo Barolo. Very nice. The meal was A-One.

Ristorante Fiaschetteria Toscana- Cannaregio - a Buon Ricordo restaurant. We managed to get an outside table and the waiters were very nice and funny. We had some white and then a couple of red wines. Two got the tomato basil salad and one got the mixed salad. One got the melon and prosciutto. Two got the pasta fagioli. For entrees I got the Buon Ricordo signature dish of julienned vegetables and seafood lightly battered (like a tempura) and deep-fried. It was quite good and everyone got some tastes. One got the Chinina beef, two got pasta with tomato smoked cheese and basil. One had the pasta with white truffles. One got the duck. One had apple tart with vanilla ice cream and One got tiny wild strawberries for desserts. A great find.

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