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Venice - Input on Restaurant Itinerary Requested

JohnTalbotWannabe | Jun 6, 201505:23 PM

We are planning a honeymoon in late October, a few days of which will be in Venice. After the very helpful posts on this board (thank you!), we have planned the following tentative itinerary, as far as dining is concerned.

In choosing restaurants, our main priority is in the food, i.e., novelty, depth of flavor, etc. (Fulfilling the stereotypes as Americans from the Midwest, our palates for wine are incredibly unrefined and while we will certainly be consuming it, wine is essentially a non-factor in restaurant selection.) Our second priority is having an interesting and inviting ambiance, whether it be entertaining or romantic or a gorgeous view.

Any comments, criticisms, or suggestions are welcome. Apologies in advance for misspellings.

Tuesday lunch: cicchetti and/or Rialto market

Tuesday dinner: Osteria alle Testiere or Antiche Carampane. We will not want too drawn out of a meal because we'll be jet-lagged. Would you suggest one over the other?

Wednesday (early) lunch (day trip to Padua, perhaps also Verona): La Calandre. Does anyone know if all diners have to order the same tasting menu? Also, it seems like it will be a quick cab ride from the train station, but we're interested to hear others' experiences in getting there without a car. Would we be able to walk back to the train station after lunch?

Wednesday (late) dinner: Based on PBSF's recommendations in other posts, likely (Bauer) De Pisis for the combination of ambiance, view, and food. We'd love to sit outside and seem to recall someone saying it was somehow warm or heated. Has anyone eaten outside at De Pisis in mid-October?

Thursday dinner: Il Ridotto.

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