After unpacking and freshening up, we got some restaurant recommendations from Matteo and went to one located on the other side of the Rialto Bridge, Ostaria Antico Dolo. I didn't have Shannon & Ruth's book, Chow! Venice, at the time, but I now see that it is included in their book.
Bill and I shared a vegetarian antipasto, which was wonderful. Then he had spaghetti with tomato sauce, and I had the most delectable pumpkin gnocchi. The tiramisu for dessert was the best I have ever had! This ranks right up at the top of restaurants in Italy to this point.
We met Matteo's wife Barbara at breakfast the next morning. Wonderful feast - meats, cheese, cereals, yogurts, juice and made-to-order omelettes and sweet crepes. Great cappuccino too. No lunch for us!
Locanda Orseolo was a joy to stay in! Fabulous service and wonderful breakfasts. They could not do enough for us!
Here are a few pictures - some I took and some are "borrowed".
Matteo and Barbara: