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Trattoria Tre Venezie - why haven't I gone before this?


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Trattoria Tre Venezie - why haven't I gone before this?

ChineseChou | Sep 5, 2006 09:19 PM

I have put off going, despite the generally good reviews of it on this board, because everyone kept remarking how expensive it was. Well, Peter won some $$$ on a friendly wager on Italy during the World cup so we decided to celebrate with a true Italian meal, even if it was overpriced.

To our surprise, the prices were not that high. There are a couple of entrees and no pastas over $20. Granted, the salad menu is ridiculous (I am not paying $15 for a green salad!) but everything else was very reasonable, I thought. So, have they changed the pricing or something?

We started off sharing the entree-sized pappardelle with rabbit something ($18). mmmmm. I would go back just to have this dish. The pappardelle was hand-made and perfect. The sauce was wonderful and was just enough to coat each delicious ribbon of pasta. Then, I had the trippe stew ($18). It had honeycomb tripe that was incredibly tender and again, the sauce was incredible. Peter had the smoked pork chop ($20+). It came with gargonzola infused pear compote and sauerkraut (reflected N. Italy's neighbors). He loved it. Dessert was eh compared to dinner but I'm not much of a dessert person anyway.

With a half carafe of wine ($33), bottled water and grappa, the bill was $120 or somethign like that. Well worth it, in my estimation. I liked it so much more than Celestino (I may be mixing up the other Drago restaurants--it's the one on Lake), which was more expensive. Anyway, the moral of the story is you don't ahve to win a bet to eat at Trattoria Tre Venezie.

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