We were recommended to this restaurant by a nice lady owner of one of the souvenir shops in Rua Schiavoni. I asked here where she would bring her daughter to eat some good pasta around there. The place is in a back street between San Zacaria and Arsenale boat stops, to the East of chiesa de la Pieta, easy to spot. The place is indeed where locals would go to flavor a good dinner as most of the people when we arrived were local. They have a patio area which is more appealing than the tables on front. Don't be shy and ask to be seated there. They make it more comfortable than in front by adding fans and a small water fountain so the moist heat of Venice does not impede you from flavoring a delicious pasta or fish. The service is impeccable, our waiter was very complacent explaining the dishes and adjusting to our requests. They even gave us free bellinies and an eggplant antipasto to get in gear. The menu is in various languages and quite varied, everything is at reasonable prices but they specialize in fish dishes (remember there are no cows in Venice). Us 4 spent less than 100 euro for full meals including a bottle of chianti reserva ducale and homemade gielato for desert. Cover charge was tiny at 2e pp, and 4-course menu starts at ~18e. Would gladly dine there again, especially after that wonderful Vivaldi concert we saw at chiesa La Pieta. One thing - if planning to dine in this zone late at night, better reserve ahead of time since the area typically starts to close down by 10pm. We were the last ones out at 11pm Saturday. Perhaps was it because Italy lost to Spain that night in soccer.
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