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Dorsoduro: Alle Zattere

Fondamenta delle Zattere 791/a , Phone: 041.5204224
Closing day: Tuesday

Reviewed by: GailS from USA, review #3952

When: 2012

Beautiful views over the Giudecca canal from their outdoor terrace. Pizza is decent.

Our main reasons for returning to Alle Zattere are it is close to where we normally stay in the Dorsuduro and it has fabulous views from the outdoor seating area overlooking the Giudecca canal. We have always had pizza and it is good but nothing special (we like the pizza at Al Vecio Canton better). Service can be spotty and they have a limited wine list. The total price this trip for 2 pizzas, water and a 28€ bottle of wine was 55€. The views at sunset are wonderful.

Reviewed by: Gene8499 from VA, review #3586

When: 2010

Marvellous views across the Giudecca Canal and really good pizza; a little annoying service and house rules

Alle Zattere is a great lunch time spot for sitting on a floating terrace, and watching the Venice boat traffic go by. On a beautiful, sunny, mild day, it does not get any better. The floating barge has a canvas roof to keep you from getting baked like the pizze they served. The area is quieter than the Grand Canal, and slightly less touristy. There were a few actual Italians mixed in with the American, British and German tourists.

A large selection of pizza choices greets you. However, house rules require each person at the table to order a dish, so to split a pizza, my wife and I had to order one salad and one pizza. In fairness, the salads and the pizza were both great, and there was more than enough of both plates to share between the two of us. The pizzas are fairly large - no way one person can actually eat a whole one. The salad, also large, consisted of lots of fresh greens, including arugal and radicchio, beans, carrots, and assorted other things. We also ordered a pizza with fresh porcini, which were just coming into season in Italy when we were there (in late September). The pizza was very tasty.

The place was full by the time we left. One other thing - in addition to not letting you share a pizza, they don't take credit cards. Service was perfunctory, or maybe even a little chilly (they don't like having to explain their rules - not that we were obnoxious in any way), unlike the setting and the food. All told, we paid about 38 euros with a half bottle of valpolicella and water and coperto.

Reviewed by: Monica Pileggi from USA, review #3507

When: 2010

Delicious pizza, fabulous views.

Directions: Head south from the Accademia bridge, turn left at the canal, and you're there!

Delicious pizza, photo by Monica J. Pileggi

This is a great place for lunch, as there are tables out on the terrace that overlooks the Giudecca canal. The terrace itself hangs over the water, so there’s always a nice breeze. This was the second time I ate here upon my arrival in Venice, and it was wonderful to sit outside in perfect weather with good food and good friends. They serve a large variety of pizzas and other dishes. I had their pizza with prosciutto, which was filling. With my friends, we shared a bottle of red wine. Lunch was 22 euros. (June 2010).

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