Hey Google, did you just ask me why we loved this place?
Where shall I start?
Perhaps for their excellent food, which is not overpriced, for the friendly and helpful service; their menu, which is local, selective and refined, for the pleasant and relaxed atmosphere, for the interior: simple, warm and welcoming, for the house wines, which are of great quality and good price ... what else do you want?
And then - how many restaurants have you seen which have been there for well over five and a half centuries? They must be getting something right, no?
If you do not believe me, then look at the queues of locals waiting outside for a table.
Do not come here if you are looking for whispering servile service, snobbish rip-off interiors or tiny amounts of stuff of little substance arranged artfully on a fancy plate. The food here does not require any of this. It evolved over centuries and is a part of the culture of this city.
This was not our first time at this place, it wasn't the last one either. You just need to book well in advance, and I don't mean a week.
Now, Google, do you get the feeling we rather liked it here? Good!
GooglePlace - July 2017
Best real Italian restaurant in Venice. Book if you want to be sure to have a seat. The staff is awesome, service is fast and professional. Prices are on average. Go there if you want to eat some real Italian food and avoid tourist traps.
GooglePlace - June 2017
Great food at a really affordable price! We shared mussels for our starter in a very tasty red sauce before having more seafood for our mains. The service is fantastic and the alcohol is inexpensive. It is off the main trail and feels like a very local restaurant!
GooglePlace - June 2017
A beautiful and traditional little piece of Venice, we were welcomed in as a walk in having not booked, but they had a table set up for us in no time. We took the recommendation of the house special for the day and it was great, beautiful spaghetti with seafood in a tomato sauce, the taste was a,axing, best I've ever had and the service was impeccable. Recommended.
GooglePlace - May 2017
Before visiting Venice I'd heard horror stories of food and drink being super expensive and tourists being charged for stuff without realising. Fortunately I had a friend who brought me to this very local spot. We hadn't seen each other in a few years so we needed somewhere we could sit, chat, eat and drink over a couple of hours. We arrived just as lunch was slowing and stood by the bar until they could seat us. We were drinking glasses of wine for 3 or 4 euros. Great value as the wine was good quality. The food was also of a really high standard and super reasonable. The waiting staff are fun, knowledgeable and friendly. A big hit and somewhere I'd definitely recommend to a friend. 5stars
GooglePlace - April 2017