My boyfriend and I will be in Venice for 4 nights. I have done extensive research on restaurants, etc. (including chowhound discussions) and have arrived at the following list. However, I still see contradictory reviews for each place and am having a hard time deciding. I would like something "romantic," but I think romantic can be rustic & charming like Da Ivo as well as elegant like Terrazza Danieli. However, good food and service are the primary considerations. I want to make reservations as soon as possible since will arrive on August 26.
My dinner list includes:
Da Rafaelle (highly recommended by a friend and many times return diner)
Cip's Club (dining with views of Piazza San Marco)
Terrazza Danieli (we're staying here and like the views of Venice & San Giorgio Maggiore at night)
I'm leaning towards Da Ivo, Da Rafaelle, Al Covo and Terrazza Danieli.
Since we will have a large breakfast at the Danieli and dinner, we will probably not make lunch reservations. Just in case, I'm considering the following for lunch:
Ostaria da Rioba
I appreciate your comments and suggestions (they need not be limited to my list).
La Zucca (aka alla Zucca)
Santa Croce, 1762, Venezia 30135, IT
Campo San Giacomo dell'Orio, 1459, Venezia 30135, IT
Calle de la Carampane, 1911,San Polo, Venice, Veneto 30125, IT
Campiello della Pescaria,Castello 3968, Venice, Veneto 30122, IT
Calle della Madonna, San Polo, 594,, Venice, Veneto 30125, IT