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San Marco: Vino VinoCalle della Veste 2007 , Phone: 041 241 7688
Reviewed by: Shannon from CA, review #3647
Vino Vino has changed, and not for the better.
Directions: Close to the La Fenice theater.
I used to love Vino Vino. You used to order at the counter, and then sit; they would heat your food (which was already prepared) and bring it to you. They had a massive wine list and the food, while not gourmet, was tasty and also, inexpensive.
They have remodeled the dining room and given the place a completely different feeling. The dining room is very nice, and there is table service with menus now. The food seems to be pretty much the same, except the prices have almost doubled.
I had heard the place had really gone downhill so I wanted to check it out for myself. I had a vegetable lasagna which actually tasted pretty good, however it was 11 euros. That is a lot of money for a little piece of lasagna, and the same piece used to be 6 euros. I also had two glasses of Soave, each one a nice pour of a good white for 5 euros each. I can live with that. Everyone around me (all tourists, from English speaking countries it seemed) seemed to enjoy their meals. I was ready to walk out of there recommending it - if you want to pay a premium for a meal that should cost less, Vino Vino is a decent place where tourists will feel comfortable.
But then as I was about to pay the check, the waiter said "Madam, the tip is not included." Argh. There you had to go and ruin everything Mr. Waiter. I think in all my years of eating in Italy, no one has said this to me before.
So I cannot really recommend Vino Vino. It is not required or even necessary to tip in Italy if one does not want to, and I found his comment offensive.
I can't say it is truly awful either, so I will give it a neutral. I won't go back though.
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