I'm Giada Valenti an Italian singer and songwriter from Venice Italy. In my blog you will find everything Italian, music, food, fashion and more. But you will also find everything about the USA and its lifestyle and read about my adventures in this wonderful country and more about my music and life!
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Sunday, January 31, 2016
Where to eat local in Venice
Being Italian I have a love affair with food and what and where to eat is always something I need to know and plan ahead. I don't just eat food .....I eat because I love food. And it has to be good!!!
not always easy to find a good restaurant when you’re abroad. You end up eating
in a place for tourists where quality can be poor and prices are high. I have
to admit that Venice is not one of those low-cost destinations, but a good
“osteria” can work the quality/price magic.
traveling has taught me is to ask a local what are their favorite restaurants.
And guess what?
always the best way to find something awesome. That’s the way I started to find
my way around in NYC when I started to spend a lot of time in the city.
I’ve learned from my travels is also to never judge the place for its
appearance: most important thing are the people inside: locals or tourists?
what I’ve learned a few years ago when I was vacationing in Italy on the island
of Ischia. For two weeks I was choosing restaurants on the main promenade with
my eyes. I was leaning for the restaurants that had fancy table clothes and
nice lighting, and fancy people sitting inside. And I was always skipping this
little one that had red and white table clothes and a super uninviting bright
last night when I had already been to all of the others I decided to try that
one. The best food for half of the prize and so much fun as the waitress and
everybody inside knew one another. So ask around to some locals or do some research before you
visit a city and look for locals in restaurants.
you are going to my Venice, since I cannot send you to my mom’s kitchen, I will
suggest you to try these restaurants I love.
your tasting buds... This is my top 4.
AI TRE ARCHI
It’s a family-run restaurant and pizzeria in Cannareggio.
After being run by his mother, since a few years the restaurant is in the hands
of Andrea Mazzucato. Andrea is the most funny and entertaining owner you will
find in Venice. He reminds me a lot of actor Roberto Benigni. The food is
outstanding and very well prized. You can eat fresh fish everyday, delicious
meat and their thin crust pizzas are to die for. We ate at this place for 7
days straight while I was filming in Venice parts of my television special for
PBS “From Venice With Love”. The whole crew could not stop raving about how
delicious the food was everyday. They could not wait for lunch or dinner to see
what Andrea had ready for us.
And they are located on a quiet side street on the
canal so you will enjoy a meal like a real Venetian will do: peacefully.
one of the most famous restaurants in the city and it was once an old Venetian
tavern. Even though it’s pricey (a lunch menu of 3 courses costs € 50), their
creative cuisine will amaze you. . And one of their table is on a cute little
balcony on a small canal with flowers on the deck and the gondolas are passing
by...it’s a dream!!
ahead for the table on the canal side. Oh, and you can’t miss their cakes. To
located in an ancient dwelling that dates back to the 1500s and it’s
a great choice if you’re in Piazza San Marco because it’s just one minute
walk from there. If you don't know what you want to order, they have iPads:
just scroll the menu and you’ll see all the photos and descriptions for an
easier understanding. Pasta is € 20-25.
Calle Piscina de Frezzaria, 1659/B, 30100 San Marco