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Dorsoduro: L'Avogaria

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Reviewed by: caplanco from CO, review #2196

When: 2006

Contemporary setting with creative and delicious food.

Dinner for 2 with wine 91.50

It was easy to find L'Avogaria especially once Michael realized that in Time Out the red numbers by the name of the restaurant correspond to numbers on the map. (We find that Time Out has the most current - and usually accurate - restaurant information.) When we first got there at 8:10 it looked like no one was there and we were a bit hesitant. Then we saw some others and decided to go in.

The restaurant has a delightful contemporary look with brick walls and wood and stainless tables, black leather and chrome chairs. We sat in the small (10 seats) courtyard and the orange paper single bulb lights swayed in the breeze. This was one of the best meals we had in Venice, which is interesting since the chef is from Puglia.

We shared fava bean puree with gamberetti (light olive oil, garlic, and parsley in the puree), trenette with stuffed mussels in a non-acidic thick tomato sauce, and a fabulous pennette with lemon, pecorino romano cheese and brewer's yeast.

Then we shared frittura of calamari, gambi, and vegetables that was light and flavorful.

Four glasses of white and one delicious red accompanied our meal. It was superb in every way.

At 10:00 we walked home through the very lively Campo Santa Margherita with a frutta de bosco gelato from Al Doge to finish off the evening.

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