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A July 2009 trip to Venice by Slug

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Ca Leon

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Restaurant | "Ca Leon Reasonable for Venice City Centre"

Ca Leon Photo, Venice, Italy
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After congratulating ourselves for always dining outside of the main tourist traps of Venice, for our final meal in Italy we decided to kill a couple of hours in a city centre restaurant. As well as convenience, it would affirm our view that eating off the beaten track is best both for value and quality. This was a kind of a "you have to eat the hamburger to appreciate the steak" experiment. In the end, the city centre dining experience proved us "know alls" to be right, but with the standard of the food at the Ca Leon it was a closer run thing than we imagined.The restaurant is close to the main bus station in Venice, and on reflection, also pretty close to the train station. It would see...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on August 5, 2009

Ca Leon
Santa Croce 215
Venice, Italy
0412440291

Pizzeria Al Corso

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Restaurant | "Good Family Pizza Restaurant"

Pizzeria Al Corso Photo, Venice, Italy
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We passed by the Pizzeria Al Corso a couple of times on our way to and from our hotel, to the centre of Mestre, and decided the pizzas smelt too good to ignore. We had also stopped for a beer one evening and found it at 3.50 a bottle, rather than the rather scary six Euros in the centre of Venice. While it wasn’t the plushest of places, the restaurant offered a good and reasonable feed in a lively and clean family atmosphere.The restaurant is on the end of a modern block of shops and housing, right by the side of the main road into Mestre. They make the best of a bad job by screening the outside area with hedging, but the cheap plastic garden furniture didn’t make the place the most inviti...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 1, 2009

Pizzeria Al Corso
Corso Del Popolo 37, Mestre
Venice, Italy
041981642

Pizzeria Garibaldi

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Restaurant | "Pizzeria Garibaldi - Lashings of Great Quality Pizza!"

Pizzeria Garibaldi Photo, Venice, Italy
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We decided to stay in the town of Mestre, just over the main bridge to Venice for our recent trip. This would mean we could afford better quality accommodation, as hotels in Venice itself are very expensive. We also avoided the "trolley run" in the centre of the car-less city. Judging by the numbers of sweating tourists lugging their suitcases over the humpbacked canal bridges in the centre of Venice in the midday heat, our decision proved a good move. Another benefit of staying in Mestre was that our evening meal costs tended to be cheaper. A bar close to our hotel sold beer for three and a half Euros; the same beer in the city centre would cost Six Euros. Assume you sink a...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 18, 2009

Pizzeria Garibaldi
Via Palazzo 44, Mestre
Venice, Italy
+39 041 975926

Cantina Do Mori

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Attraction | "Wonderful Traditional Pitstop in the Centre of Venice "

Cantina Do Mori Photo, Venice, Italy
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Unfortunately, the centre of Venice can seem a little too touristy and plastic. Thankfully, down some of the backstreets there are still a couple of old traditional style bars and restaurants. These give a hint of what old Venice must have been like. Classed as one of the Top 5 bars in Italy, by the Rough Guide, the Do Mori, located a couple of streets away from Rialto Bridge and near the old market retains its original Venetian style. The bar is a simple long skinny room, with copper pots hanging from the ceiling, and a couple of traditional spittoons lining the edge of the serving bar. Don’t panic, I didn’t see them in use during our two pit stops to the bar. Thankfully, the...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 15, 2009

Cantina Do Mori
San Polo, 429
Venice, Italy 30121
+39 0415225401

Trattoria Busa Alla Torre

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Restaurant | "A Reasonable Choice in Murano "

Trattoria Busa Alla Torre Photo, Venice, Italy
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The centre of Venice in July is not a good venue for a relaxing, quiet and reasonably priced meal. It didn’t take us long to realise we needed to disappear far from the maddening crowds and slipped off on a water taxi to the nearby island of Murano. It turned out to be a good use of the six and a half Euros cost of a single boat trip, particularly as we managed to "stowaway" on the return hop to Venice island (no one approached us for our fare on the busy return leg).Murano is petty much like a slightly less spectacular Venice, but you can do all of the typical Venice things without having to barge through hordes of people. Once we had our fill of exploring canal streets, bounding over hum...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 13, 2009

Trattoria Busa Alla Torre
Campo S. Stefano, 3
Murano, Venice, Italy
041 739662