February 15, 2005
The first night, we came here by chance. We had waited until just 7pm outside the restaurant we intended to eat at and were quite rudely turned away when the doors opened. This was the one place we intended to dine in Venice, and it was the second night in a row that we had been turned away due to capacity issues from a restaurant. We were near the waterfront at this point and ended up wandering down there. I knew the restaurants down there would be expensive and geared towards tourists since we were near Piazza San Marco. But something about Trattoria Alla Fonte spoke to me, and we made our way into its warm embrace.
Each time here, we ordered a pizza to share, which cost only 7€. However, we more than made up for that small part of our bill trying the different wines and drinks of Venice. We ordered a traditional Prosecco to begin our evening, then a red with dinner, and finally we finished our meal with Limoncello. I remember that the pizza was guiltily tasty, so good that we came back the next day. I say "guiltily" because Venice is famous for its seafood, not its pizza. Pizza is an American favorite and I didn’t come to Italy to eat it. That said, we did come here twice.
From journal The Other Side of Venice