on March 21, 2005
This was one of the highlights of our trip to Vegas, and we might not have even gone to the Venetian if I hadn't seen a show about it on the Travel Channel (we were staying at the opposite end of the strip). The St. Marks Square atmosphere is incredible with walking minstrels, singers, jugglers, musicians, etc. Canalleto's has an "outside" section where it feels as if you are eating on the streets of Venice. Our waiter was knowledgeable and pleasant. I had an eggplant ravioli which was very good - very fresh. My husband had the special - a seafood cannelloni (and was talked into that because they were out of the chicken), and it was FABULOUS! Very rich, savory flavors - made you long for more. The portions are just right, so that you leave feeling satisfied but not stuffed. We shared a chocolate mousse dessert, which was just the right touch to a wonderful dining experience. If you're in Vegas with a loved one, this is a wonderfully romantic ambience if you're sitting outside with the minstrels singing/playing while you eat. At one point, they turned the "lights" down to make it appear that it was night. We are so glad we ate there and experienced this. Just make sure, if you make reservations, that you give yourself plenty of time to get there - St. Marks Square is in the back and somewhat confusing to get to if you're in a rush.
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