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Vecia Cavana - Venice, Feedback?

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jayk Jun 11, 2013 05:11 AM

Hello, we are doing 2 nights in Venice. We are currently booked at Al Covo and Corte Sconta. For our last night our concierge booked us at Vecia Cavana because we were not able to get in to Alle Testiere. Can someone provide feedback on Vecia Cavana or perhaps other suggestions for dinner? We will try day of and see if there is cancellations at Alle Testiere...

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  1. PBSF RE: jayk Jun 11, 2013 08:05 AM

    Have never been to Vecia Cavana nor any of my Venetian friends. If you are looking for another all seafood trattoria (Corte Sconta is all seafood), might consider Antiche Carampane or Boccadoro. Both have outside seating but no view of canals. The ambience of Boccadoro is more modern with a shorter menu and slightly less expensive.

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      jayk RE: PBSF Jun 11, 2013 10:16 AM

      Well that is a problem! Back to the drawing board on that!

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        PBSF RE: jayk Jun 11, 2013 12:18 PM

        I don't quite understand the problem. Unless you are in Venice on Monday or maybe Sunday or part of August, there are plenty of good places to eat. And missing Alle Testiere is not the end of the world.

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          jayk RE: PBSF Jun 11, 2013 12:24 PM

          It is a Sunday...and in two weeks. :)

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            PBSF RE: jayk Jun 11, 2013 02:07 PM

            Alle Testiere is closed Sundays. Corta Sconta and Al Covo would take up the 2 nights. Open Sundays: Vini da Gigio, Fiaschetteria Toscano, Anice Stellato, Bancogiro, L'Orto dei Mori. Two weeks away, you should be able to get a reservation at almost any place; Alle Testiere is an exception because they can only seat about 24 for each seating.

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              jayk RE: PBSF Jun 11, 2013 03:16 PM

              Got it! Thanks for the info. I will read the reviews and book accordingly.

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                pastahound RE: jayk Jul 6, 2013 10:28 AM

                I agree. Missing Alle Testiere is most definitely NOT the end of the world. It used to be one of our favorite restaurants in Venice, but sadly, we were very disappointed on a return trip about a week ago. Maybe it was just an off night, but we found the quality of the food and the preparation not what it used to be (my sole, in fact, was downright awful. Dry, overcooked and tasteless). Nothing (other than our razor clam antipasto) justified the high prices. I believe I have seen this sentiment echoed elsewhere on this board as well. Too bad as it really was wonderful once. Now it seems you can do much better elsewhere.

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