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Venice: Corte Sconta v Al Covo v Il Ridotto

Heeney May 3, 2013 10:03 AM

In Venice 3 nights.
First night is Anice Stellato, next is Al Testiere.
Can't decide between these for our final night in a Saturday.
Help me out. :)

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  1. mbfant May 3, 2013 09:46 PM

    I don't know Il Ridotto, but love Al Covo, where I try to go every time I'm in Venice. I didn't care for Corte Sconta the one time I went—I recall the food and service as average, the price way above, and less than transparent given the practice of bringing many antipasti without benefit of menu. It was a number of years ago.

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    1. re: mbfant
      jen kalb May 4, 2013 03:16 PM

      We did not have the same experience of being served unpriced food at Corte Sconta, which we found warm and reasonable - at that time they had a grand antipasto, which was priced on the menu, but this was also some years ago.

      You should use search for recent takes on Il Ridotto - ive seen both fvorable and underwhelmed reports in the last couple years.

    2. PBSF May 5, 2013 01:44 AM

      Depends on what type of restaurant you are looking for. Have not been to Il Ridotto. Like Alle Testiere, Corte Sconta is all seafood but more traditional Venetian.

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