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Dorsoduro: Ristorante San Trovaso

see web site, address is not listed but mapped , Phone: 041-5230835

Reviewed by: GailS from MA, review #4058

When: 2013

Reasonable price, decent food with a nice outdoor eating area in Dorsoduro.

Much like the more well known Taverna San Trovaso which is owned by the same people, the Ristorante has a smaller but similar menu (no pizza though). The advantage is a nice outdoor seating area that may make up for the smaller menu choices. The food is good, not great, but consistently reliable. There also seems to be less of a need for a reservation. We normally stay in this general area of the Dorsoduro and eat here once on a typical 5-ish night stay. They also have some decent wines, a few higher end ones than the Taverna.

Reviewed by: GailS from USA, review #3951

When: 2012

Owned by the same people as the Taverna San Trovaso and similar in quality - different menu than the Taverna and they have a nice outdoor eating area.

Directions: See map on website.

It is decent food, not excellent but better than a lot of Venice - very similar to how I would describe the Taverna as well. We have eaten here multiple times on multiple visits. This time we had dinner with appetizers of bresaola con rucola e grana and vongole e cozze. We then had primi of gnocchi ai quattro formaggio and spaghetti con vongole. These plus water, a bottle of Valpolicella Ripasso (25 euros) and cappuccino totaled 71 euros. The service this time was just OK as they had a number of larger parties. If the weather is nice the outdoor seating is a big plus.

Reviewed by: kaydee from TN, review #1671

When: 2005

New restaurant operated by the owners of Taverna San Trovaso. Pleasant environment, very good food, friendly service.

Directions: See aerial photo on website. Otherwise call!

We spent a week at the Palazzetto da Schio in Dorsoduro. The Contessa da Schio strongly recommended the Taverna San Trovaso for dinner, but when we arrived without reservation, the taverna was full. The man at the door suggested that our family and another family might want to try their new restaurant just around the corner. A staff member personally led us to the restaurant. We liked it so much that we returned later in the week.

The new restaurant is in an old building but has a spacious modern feel. There's a big dining room and also an eating area outdoors in the garden.

For our first dinner I ordered the tourist menu. I know, I know, this isn't cool, but I liked the choices and it was economical. I had lasagna as a primi, then fried calamari with spinach for a secondo. Kelly had spaghetti with butter (she almost licked her plate clean), then a great piece of roasted chicken with potatoes and salad. Charley had a salad and then spaghetti with pesto sauce. My meal came with a dessert—I shared this with Kelly and she picked gelato. We paid {the equivalent of} $84 US for the three of us, including wine.

We returned later in the week. We had another good meal, each of us having a primo and a secondo. Charley had lasagna and chicken, Kelly had buttered spaghetti and chicken, and I had spaghetti with clams and veal marsala. The chicken wasn’t as good as Kelly’s had been on Saturday, since they both ended up with legs and thighs today instead of the juicy white meat. We all passed on dessert since we had more than enough food. Our bill for visit 2, including wine was {the equivalent of} $88.

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