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Venice- How do these places sound?


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Venice- How do these places sound?

hobbess | Apr 8, 2013 01:42 AM

I'm going off to Europe this week so I don't have a lot of time to really research each city so I'm going to rely heavily on travel guides. But, I need some feedback as to which is a better guide to trust for food: Rick Steves or Walks in Italy.

If I know whether or not I can trust their restaurant recommendations for Venice, it'll give me some ideas if I can trust their restaurant recommendations for the other European cities I'll also be visiting.

Rick Steves' picks for Barcelona were surprisingly sound but that might have more to do with a city like Barcelona with so many good food options. So, I figured Venice would be a better test since Venice is notorious for having so many overpriced tourist traps.

These were Walks of Italy bacari picks where to eat cicchetti:
Ca’ d’Oro/Alla Vedova
La Cantina
Do Mori
Do Spade
Cantinone–già Schiavi
Al Ponte
Banco Giro
And, they recommended Al Gatto Nero da Ruggero in Burano for a restaurant.

And, these were Rick Steves' picks:
Rosticerria San Bartolomeo
Cantina Do Mori
Bar all'Arco
Ostaria ai Storti
Cantina Do Spade
Pesce Pronto
Birreria Forst
Bar Verde
Ristorante alla Basilica

Are there any places on these lists that stand out as really good, or something to avoid at all costs?

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