After much review of these boards and many much help from others I have more or less settled on an agenda for our 3 nights in Venice in October. Before I start making reservations I would like an opinion as to whether this is too ambitious. To begin, a few comments: First my husband and I live on an Island and we are used to very fresh fish and seafood. So quality counts for us in a restaurant more than atmosphere. Second, we have done the huge 7 course tasting route many a time at places like Le Bernardin in NYC etc. We are not after this kind of food. We want a simpler but still excellent food typical of the region.Third , price is not a problem. Forth, we like the sites but come to Italy each year for the food and people. I know a bit of Italian and so can make my way through a restaurant that has no English menu. Last year we drove around the boot of Italy and ate at places I had found here on chowhound and reserved ahead. We had 2 hour lunches, drove some more and then had a 2 hour dinner.Fantastic food experiences. I run and we are very fit so we know how to pace ourselves.
So we plan the same in Venice. Tour around , take a long lunch break, walk around and have another long dinner.
After we arrive we will go for the Grand Canal cruise to get a feel of Venice. The first night we might be jet lagged so we will keep things open and eat either on Guidecca, where our hotel is or go to Ai 4 Feri, which seems simple enough but not too hard to get to for a first night. We will walk the zettere and if still awake go to the Hilton bar for a night cap since we are staying there.
Next day ( Thrusday, OCt 20) tour San Marco; lunch at Alle Testiere because it is close to the area. Tour some more and dinner at Fiaschettere Toscana ( not sure if it is better to reverse these two)
Friday: tour Murano in the morning; lunch at Vini da Gigio; free afternoon( last one) to see whatever and then dinner at Antiche Carampane
What say you?
Calle de la Carampane, 1911,San Polo, Venice, Veneto 30125, IT
Ai 4 Feri
Calle Lunga de San Barnaba, Dorsoduro 2754, Venice, Veneto 30123, IT
Vini da Gigio
Fondamenta di San Felice, Cannaregio, 3628, Venice, Veneto 30121, IT
Calle del Mondo Novo,Sestiere Castello,5801, Venice, Veneto 30122, IT