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Sid's short(er) list for Venice:

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Recommended Restaurants in Venice:

Gatte Nero, ⌚1230pm Fondamenta della Giudecca, 88, on the island of Burano Tel 041 730120 moderately expensive. Ask for the waiter Max
http://www.gattonero.com/en Reservations can be made on the webpage

Locanda Cipriani, ⌚1230pm piazza Santa Fosca, 29, on the island of Torcello,
☎ 041 73 01 50. Closed Tuesdays and January, Expensive, yet lots of room, because it’s on an empty island. Try the Easter Cake.
https://locandacipriani.com/eng Reservations can be made on the webpage

Busa-alla Torre
Campo Stefano 3, Murano
☎ 041 73 96 62
open only a lunch. One of my favorites in Venice, and the place to eat when you’re on the island of Murano. The owner, Lele, is a Venetian institution; he looks like a lion. I Moderately expensive One of Chowhound's best posters had a negative experience here.

Ai Promessi Sposi, Calle dell’Oca 4367 Closed Wednesdays at lunch
for Venice, inexpensive
Sestriere Cannareggio, 4367, 30121 Venezia, Italy
Phone:+39 041 241 2747

Ai 40 Ladroni, Fondamenta della Sensa 3253, 30121 TEL 041 715736.
For Venice, inexpensive. Just down the canal from Anice Stelleto

Trattoria Casa Mia, SS Apostole, Calle Dell’Oca 4430
For Venice, inexpensive 041 528 5590

La Cantina, Cannaregio 3689, Campo San Felice Tel: 041 522 8258.
For Venice, inexpensive, also good for tapas

for cicchetti (tapas): Cantinone già Schiavi, TEL: 041 5230034 Fondamenta Nani, 992, 30123 Dorsoduro

Vini da Gigio, ⌚ 12noon, ☎ 04 15 28 51 40 Fondamente San Felice, 36288, Cannareggio
relatively expensive. Best wine list that I saw in Venice

Algiubagio, Fondamente Nuove, ☎ 041 52 36 084, closed Tuesdays, good for tapas up front.
Fondamenta Nuove, Cannareggio 5039 - 30125 - Venezia - Italy
tel: +39 041 52 36 084
mail: jj@algiubagio.net
For Venice inexpensive

Ristorante da Alvise - Fondemente Nuove, Cannaregio 5045/a, 30121 Venezia - tel. 041.5201515 - moderately expensive
http://www.ristorantedaalvise.it/inde... Reservations can be made on the webpage

Trattoria Storica
Address: Sestiere Cannaregio, 30100 Venezia, Italy
Phone: 041 528 5266 moderately expensive

✪Fiachetteria Toscana
Salizada S.Giovanni Grisostomo, Cannaregio 5719 Venezia
☎ 041 52 85 281
Along with Al Covo this is my favorite restaurant in Venice. Ask for the waiter Roberto and tell him ‘Mr. Sidney’ from North Carolina sent you.
Expensive, so this would do for a splurge meal. Expensive and hard to get a reservation. Google this place and email for a reservation. http://www.fiaschetteriatoscana.it/en...

✪Anice Stellato
Fondamenta della Sensa 3272 in Cannaregio
☎ 041 72 07 44. Expensive, creative cuisine.
Expensive and hard to get a reservation. Google this place and email for a reservation.
http://www.osterianicestellato.com/ osterianicestellato@gmail.com

✪Al Covo
Calle Della Pescaria
☎ 041 5223812
Along with Fiaschetteri Toscano, this is my favorite restaurant in Venice. Expensive and hard to get a reservation. Google this place and email for a reservation. The chef, Cesare is outstanding; his wife, who makes the desserts is from Texas. Tell them ‘Mr. Sidney’ from Winston-Salem, North Carolina sent you.
http://www.ristorantealcovo.com/ info@ristorantealcovo.com

Two places for outstanding fish:
✪1. Osteria alle Testiere, ☎ 041 52 27 220, Calle del Mondo Novo, 5801, closed Sundays. Expensive and hard to get a reservation. Google this place and email for a reservation. The best seafood in Venice. Open in two shifts, 730pm and 930pm. I took the latter shift so as not to be pushed out when the shift expires. It seats only about 24 people. http://www.osterialletestiere.it/Test...
For reservations requests please apply directly to info@osterialletestiere.it

✪2. Antiche Carampane, 041 524 0165 (if possible, ask to sit outside) Sestiere San Polo, 1911, 30125 Venice, Italy Expensive and hard to get a reservation. Google this place and email for a reservation. Great for fish. http://www.antichecarampane.com/venic... : info@antichecarampane.com

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  1. Sid,
    Are you a mind reader? I'm working on a visit to Venice at the end of April and 3 of my 5 picks are on your list. Like you, I cannot go to Venice without a stop at Al Covo, Fiaschetteria Toscana and Locanda Cipriani. How do you feel about Bancogiro? I was there in 2010 and really enjoyed it.
    Many thanks for the detailed info above, you've made my work much easier.
    Nancy from AVL

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    1. re: NANCY

      Glad to help, Nancy; this is what Chowhound is about. I haven't been to Bancogiro. I'll put it on my list the next time that I'm in Venice. Remember what I wrote about Fiaschetteria Toscana. Ask for the waiter Roberto and tell him that "Mr. Sidney" from North Carolina sent you. Fred PLotkin in his otherwise outstanding book _Italy for the Gourmet Traveler_, didn't like the desserts. I thought they were wonderful. Roberto will take you to the dessert counter and tell you about what is there. Try the Almond cake.

      1. re: sidcundiff

        Roberto sends his well wishes and hopes to see you soon! Turns out that he was our same waiter from our last trip, but this time he didn't try to talk me out of the castraure San Erasmo - my favorite.
        Full report when I get back in a few weeks.

    2. We also are planning to be in Venice a few weeks from now, and appreciate this compendium of recommendations. But we're surprised that the list doesn't include Zucca, which is much discussed elsewhere. Would appreciate a comment from the OP.

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      1. re: chowtraveler

        NO comment on Zucca, because I haven't been there. All the restaurants which I recommend I've been to. Al add Zucca to my next visit to Venice