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Gelateria San Stae – Venice, Italy

November 12th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Recommended by the Lonely Planet Italy guidebook, we found this place after dinner at Ristorante Alla Madonna. While the LP said it closed at 8pm, we found it open at about 9:30pm on this warm August night – lucky for us. A small, unassuming place in this crazy city – we found it almost by […]

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Tags: gelato · Italian · Venice

Trattoria Alla Madonna – Venice, Italy

November 9th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Listed in the Michelin Guide for Italy as a ‘Bib Gourmand’ restaurant, this place has made me re-think the trust I put in the ‘Bib Gourmand’ ranking. Dinner was €42 – which wasn’t bad for Venice, being a reasonably expensive tourist town. But the food? I think the word ‘Meh’ best describes my reaction to […]

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Tags: Italian · Seafood · Venice

Caffè Florian – Venice, Italy

November 9th, 2009 · No Comments

< Keeping up with our ‘famous cafes of the world’ tour – we stopped off at the Caffè Florian, located on the south side of St. Mark’s Square to have a pre-dinner drink and enjoy some of the atmosphere. Pretty much everyone who is anyone has stopped off at Florian’s from Robert Browning to Goethe […]

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Tags: Cafe · Venice