When You Arrive:
You’ll enter directly in front of a tiny center bar area facing a doorway to the kitchen – where you’ll be greeted by gracious hosts Cesare & Diane. Then you’ll be seated in one of the dining rooms to the left or the right. In pretty weather, the terrace can be requested.
The Vibe + Crowd:
The ambiance is rustic but refined. It’s like walking into a friend’s cozy country home where you see sideboards topped with table lamps and family photos – and the dining room is full of locals who all know each other.
What's To Eat + Drink?
When in season, don’t miss the fried squash blossoms filled with buffalo ricotta and fresh mint, Masculina di magghia anchovies with fresh Stracchino cheese, Pumpkin bread with house-smoked red mullet and butter, and local swordfish/tuna with Biancoperla polenta and Ajo Blanco.
They source food from small-scale producers from the lagoon islands of the lagoon, surrounding mainland, and the Slow Food Presidiums. All pasta and dessert are homemade and for deep-frying, they use unrefined, stone-ground flour. All olive oil is a high-quality extra virgin, picked and pressed in the area in which they grew. The fish and seafood are principally Adriatic-Mediterranean, not farmed, and the meat comes from regional butchers.
Wine by the glass + bottle:
Wines are also chosen with as much care. Unconventional wines that are full of organic grape juice, , not chemicals
The service team has worked together seamlessly for many years. You can trust them to know the menu and wines – and be helpful in making suggestions for you. Service is professional, and thankfully not hovering over you.
What To Know Before You Go:
Venetians take pride in effortlessly dressing for dinner. You’ll see them wearing linen shirts, casual dresses, comfortable pants, and slip-on shoes. Dress as if you were invited to a casual dinner in someone’s home but not the beach. Leave the shorts, sleeveless t-shirts, and flip flops at home.
The ambiance is not suited for children.
Advance reservations are essential – taken directly on their website.
Not included, left to your discretion.
- Castello, 3968, Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
- Reservations Link
Open lunch 12:45-2:00PM, dinner 7:30-10:00PM.
Closed Wednesday and Thursday.