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Vignole Island: Trattoria alle Vignole

Phone: 041 5289707
www.trattoriaallevignole.com
Closing day: Monday

Reviewed by: Robert Rainey from CA, review #3575

When: 2010

Update of 2008 review

Directions: Our favorite restaurant in Venice!

We have now decided that the combination of the excellent food, quiet and rural atmosphere and retreat like feel of this restaurant makes it our number one choice in all of Venice!

Worth a detour!!!

All info from 2008 Review is current. Prices remain reasonable.


Reviewed by: Robert Rainey from CA, review #3040

When: 2008

Quite a trip to get here but its a quiet retreat and between a third to half the price of comparable food in Venice proper.

Directions: Take vaporetto 13 from F. Nove. From Vignole vaporetto stop go straight and to the right (there is a red carpet there as of Sept 08) - go over bridge to the right (there is only one). You will see a sign.

Wow, I would never have found this place if it wasn't for our friend who lives on San Erasmo. We had met here through a running website and ran on San Erasmo with her way back in 2001. She remembered me when I sent her a letter and she suggested we come out kayaking.

Fabulous food in a casual atmosphere - its open only April to October so check if you are at either end of those dates. All tables are outdoors.

There are no waiters. I would hate to call it a cafeteria but you go up to a counter and you can see the fish and other side dishes, vegetables etc.

"How much of this pesce Spada do you want?" he said picking up a massive piece.

"How about half of that" I replied.

Pasta, risotto and pizza is cooked to order. They take your name and call it out.

Wonderful linguine with clams for two, 12 euro! We also had seafood pasta with a local fish on another visit.

2 pizzas, a bottle of Prosecco, mineral water, 4 vegetable sides, baccala, pasta for 2, and a large piece of fish (12 oz?) plus dessert: total 85 euro!

Be sure to have the vaporetto schedule as boats are not that frequent. It takes 20 minutes or so from Fondamente Nove on the 13 vaporetto plus time to commute to F.N. also the path is a little dark, a flashlight or headlamp is in order. It is also a good km walk from the dock, not 300 meters as the sign says!

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