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Venice, May 2010 ~ please help me choose

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Venice, May 2010 ~ please help me choose

NANCY | Feb 28, 2010 01:30 PM

A group of friends will be meeting in Venice this May. Some days two people, some days eight. Some have been to Venice, some have not. I get to choose all restaurants. Considerations (almost in order of importance) are ~ food, wine, ambiance, cost, view, making wonderful memories.

My ideas so far ~
•Monday dinner ~ Osteria dl Alberto.
•Tuesday lunch ~ Il Ridotto
•Tuesday dinner ~ Osteria alle Testiere (I know doing both of these in the same day is crazy, but it’s the only day this will work. Is it possible?)
•Wednesday lunch ~ Alla Botte or Aciugheta. I’ll have some arrivals from the airport around 1pm if they are on time, so I need someplace that is open later or just doesn’t close in the middle of the afternoon.
•Wednesday dinner ~ Il Refolo, on the loggia
•Thursday lunch ~ Naranzaria, on the loggia. More arrivals from a late morning flight, so again I need someplace that doesn’t really close during the afternoon.
•Thursday dinner ~ Algiubagio, on the loggia
•Friday lunch ~ Harry’s Dolci, on the loggia
•Friday dinner ~ Bancogiro, on the loggia
•Saturday lunch ~ Locanda Cipriani, in the garden
•Saturday dinner ~ Ostaria al Ponte. Since this is the last night, I would love some suggestions for someplace outside with a view. I don’t think al Ponte has either?

We're middle aged (hurts to say that!) professionals who enjoy traveling, wining and dining. We'll be staying in Castello just to the east of the Basilica.

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