Category Archives: Venice

le calandre, Rubano IT

le calandre 2015 Muni Rosa Frizzante Canapes – Crispy Salt Cod, Puff Pastry with Pistachio and Basil, Tartlet with Ragu Crackers and Hard Breads Whole Wheat and White Sourdough Al-Aimo – Red Tomato Tartare, Green Tomato Tartare, Fava Beans, Ricotta … Continue reading

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Pasticceria Tonolo, Mirano IT

Pasticceria Tonolo Honey Croissant Bombolini Marshmallow and Dark Chocolate Zabaglione Puff Almond Ricotta Cake Pine Nut and Zabaglione Pastry The second of two breakfasts in Mirano, a landside location of Venice’s famous Pasticceria Tonolo not only larger but better stocked, … Continue reading

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Pasticceria Belvedere, Mirano IT

Pasticceria Belvedere Cannoncini di Crema Jam Cornetto Strawberry Linzer Zabaglione Cannoli Cream Bombolini Lemon Ricotta Cake Rum, Fig, Chocolate and Nut Cake Making a brief visit to Mirano en route to lunch at the Number One Restaurant in the World, … Continue reading

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Il Ridotto, Venice IT

Il Ridotto Housemade Crackers, Grissini, Focaccia and Wheat Bread San Marzano Gazpacho – Ricotta di Bufala, Croutons, Julienne Vegetables and Rosemary Guinea Hen Ravioli with Pumpkin, Mushrooms and Black Truffle Caciucco Fish Soup with different types of Pasta and Green … Continue reading

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Antico Forno, Venice IT

Antico Forno Thin Slice with Pepperoni, Mozzarella, Tomato Sauce Thick Slice with Tomatoes, Mozzarella, Ricotta, Broccolini One of the restaurants most frequented by tourists in all of Venice, Antico Forno is essentially a New York Slice-shop in the center of … Continue reading

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Gelateria Alaska, Venice IT

Gelateria Alaska Pistachio / Straciatella / Gianduia An unassuming slot with an odd name in the North-Central part of Venice where tourists rarely flock, one may pass right by Gelateria Alaska assuming it was yet another place for creamy, frozen … Continue reading

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Ristorante Ribot, Venice IT

Ristorante Ribot Warm Bread Basket Baccala and Polenta Gnocchi with Beef Ragout Squid in their Ink with Polenta and Lemon Zest Tiramisu Attempted as a replacement Michelin 1* MET the night prior, Sunday unfortunately finding the former’s menu dull and … Continue reading

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Pasticceria Dal Mas, Venice IT

Pasticceria Dal Mas Sant Udalbo – Hazelnuts, Almonds, Ginger, Apple, Marzipan Pan Dei Vini – Almonds, Figs, Powdered Sugar Bombolini Crema Almond Pine Nut Tart Dark Chocolate and Butter Pastry Almond Spongecake, Apricot Marmalade, Pistachio Glaze and Candied Fruits Opting … Continue reading

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Ristorante Pizzeria Aladino, Mestre IT

Ristorante Pizzeria Aladino Bread Fritto Misto Seafood Risotto Zafferina – Mozzarella, Rosemary, Sausage, Saffron Nocella – Mozzarella, Brie, Walnut Pesto, Smoked Ham Deciding to pass on Michelin-starred MET based on a choiceless $160 menu that lacked anything of substantial interest, … Continue reading

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Gelateria La Mela Verde, Venice IT

Gelateria La Mela Verde Hazelnut / Stracciatella / Pure Pistacchio / Biscotto Going one step further than even the best of its competitors by making everything including fresh cream on-site daily, La Mela Verde at Castello 4977 embraces Slow Food … Continue reading

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Gelatoteca Suso, Venice IT

SuSo Gelatoteca Cherry Panettone Gianduia and Pistachio Nougat / Pure Pistachio with Cherries / Fig and Walnut / Straciatella Located within eyeshot of Rosticceria Gislon and considered by many to be one of Venice’s best shops for Gelato Naturale, SuSo … Continue reading

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Rosticceria Gislon, Venice IT

Rosticceria Gislon Fried Mozzarella and Sardine Sandwich Beef Arancini Cheese and Tomato Cannelloni Fried Custard Located near Rialto Bridge and known by both the names Rosticceria Gislon as well as Rosticceria San Bartolomeo, the long and narrow space at Calle … Continue reading

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Gelateria Ca’ D’Oro, Venice IT

Gelateria Ca’ D’Oro Organic Hazelnut / Stracciatella / Ricotta + Honey + Sesame Located at Str. Nova 4273b, just steps from the Ca D’Oro and its convenient Vaparetto stop, Gelateria Ca D’Oro is one of a handful of shops in … Continue reading

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Acqua & Mais, Venice IT

Acqua & Mais Fried Shrimp and Squid Brandade and Fried Polenta Seafood Arancini A small food stall located near Pasticceria Rizzardini it was just past 11h00 when I doubled back to sample the Venetian Streetfoods of Acqua & Mais, the … Continue reading

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Grancaffe Quadri, Venice IT

Gran Caffe Quadri Double Espresso on Ice Ricotta di Bufala Cake Pistachio Cream Croissant Apple Tartina Gianduia Muffin Located on St. Mark’s Square and featuring the work of Chef Massimiliano Alajmo whose cooking at Rubano’s Le Calandre earned him 3 … Continue reading

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Pasticceria Rizzardini, Venice IT

Pasticceria Rizzardini Marzipan Cake Almond Cake Golosesso Chocolate Walnut Cookie Bufala Milk Ricotta Raisin Cake Custard Cornetto Apple Strudel Located on the very edge of the city’s commercial district, a route along the walking path from mainland to St. Mark’s … Continue reading

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Pizzeria Grigoris, Mestre IT

Pizzeria Grigoris Grissini, Crostini, Bread Sticks 20 Month Monte Feltro Raw Ham Squizzato’s Farm Smoked Pork Cheek Warm Melitzanosalata with Sourdough Focaccia Bucatini with Sardines, Sundried Tomatoes Pumpkin Gnocchi with Zibello Bacon and Smoked Ricotta Cheese Margherita Extra DOP – … Continue reading

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Croissant & Co., Venice FL

Croissant & Co. Almond Croissant Chocolate Twist Paris Brest Pear Frangipane Tart Apple Pastry Located along the same stretch of pavement as Upper Crust and Venice Avenue Creamery it was during the busy lunch hour that a stop was made … Continue reading

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Venice Avenue Creamery, Venice FL

Venice Avenue Creamery Samples: Georgia Peach, Rum Raisin, Dulce De Leche, Pralines and Cream Key Lime Sorbet and Salty Caramel Double Scoop on a Waffle Cone Serving Venice since 1967 but still flying banners for the Buckeyes, Browns, Cavs, Indians … Continue reading

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Upper Crust Café & Bakery, Venice FL

Upper Crust Café & Bakery Key Lime Bar Seven Layer Bar Plant City Strawberry and Devonshire Cream Shortcake Banana Bread French Toast Strawberry Crepes Making way from TPA Tampa International Airport to Venice, the majority of a short stay to … Continue reading

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