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Cannaregio: Alguibagio

Fondamente Nove 5039 , Phone: 041 5236084

Reviewed by: coldbrews from NC, review #3806

When: 2011

Has a lot a rave reviews, but we were a bit disappointed especially for what we paid

Directions: On the lagoon near the vaporetto stop for Fondamente Nove

I had read a lot of rave reviews about Algiubagio online before we left for Venice, so I made a reservation for my wife and I. This was to be the highlight dinner during our stay in Venice, but we were a bit disappointed.

The restaurant is located near the vaporetto stop on Fondamente Nove, overlooking Murano and Isola San Michele. The outdoor seating area is on the water and is very nice at night. While the service was fairly efficient, they were not particularly friendly. They were not rude, but they didn't go out of the way to make us feel welcome. Just another couple tourists in a city with plenty of tourists.

We had both eaten seafood the past several days so my wife and I wanted something else. We both opted for the grilled steak as a main course after having salads. While the cut of the meat was good and the steaks were cooked well, neither one had any flavor at all. Just a bland piece of meat. Some salt would have helped, but there wasn't any on the table.

This was not an inexpensive meal. The two of us had two salads, two steaks with fried potatoes, a bottle of water and a bottle of wine (nothing outrageous). The total was 150 Euros. Had the steaks had some flavor and had the waitstaff showed some interest in us, I would have been content with what we paid. Maybe we caught them on an off night, but our other meals in Venice were better for what we paid.

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