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Ristorante Venanzio

Piazza Palestro 3, 54033 Colonnata, Italy
+39 0585 758033
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good39%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (3 reviews)
“antipasti” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, European
$$ - $$$
Piazza Palestro 3, 54033 Colonnata, Italy
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

We were a party of four and had booked a table. The food was ordinary. It was a short menu and dishes were not available leaving a small selection. They forgot someones order at every course so we were forced to wait each time.

1  Thank MFCfood
Reviewed 13 July 2017

What a wonderful little restaurant. Food was excellent, very fresh mushrooms & pasta coupled with excellent wine choices. Restaurant was quiet - so many people missing out on a great meal.....very good service with some special treats........

Thank pwilson0901
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by a local guide of the Carrara marble quarry. Her recommendation was excellent (just like her tour). We arrived for lunch at a busy time, but were welcomed and quickly seated. The menu's grouped assortment of antipasti items was just right...More

Thank Bobmilw
Reviewed 22 July 2016

We were dropped in Colonnata by our guide after touring the marble mines. She suggested that we try this little family place, and we were so glad we did! Although we struggled with language a bit, the owner was so kind and so forgiving of...More

1  Thank Pecadora
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

What a nice cozy restaurant, with a peacock welcomimg us in front of it, The food is tasty and fresh, especially the pasta. I usually avoid eating lardo, but not this one, it was very tasty and way better than what I used to eat

Thank Gaby-Khoriaty
Reviewed 25 October 2015

Came upon it by accident and found it delightful. It is in the center of a small town and we enjoyed exploring the town after having lunch. We loved the cheese plate but did not like the house wine. We ordered a bottle of local...More

Thank Ken J
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Very tasty family restaurant. Local lard is a must to try. Also great local pasta. Very nice ambience and service.

Thank anvas
Reviewed 21 April 2014 via mobile

Very good place that I appreciated again coming here with the family during Easter holiday The hospitality is warm and the ambience is special with photos of the marble caves and the human work within this marble tradition. The menu is centered on lardi di...More

1  Thank SCaboto
Reviewed 1 November 2013

Relatively close to my home base of Carrara while in Italy, but well worth seeking out if you're anywhere in the area. We've visited at various times of the year; the Lardo, is, of course, fantastic- creamy, perfectly seasoned, so tender that it melts in...More

Thank afv123
Reviewed 25 September 2013

Nice restaurant in the main square of the village. Good service and nice people although some of our party were well known to them, which helped. Selection of anitpasti were great, especially the Lardo which they get from a "special source", I was told. But...More

Thank Andy D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 41 - USD 69
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Buffet
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Palestro 3, 54033 Colonnata, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Massa Carrara  >  Colonnata
  • Phone Number: +39 0585 758033
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The restaurant is located in the heart of the Apuane Alps,in the main square of Colonnata. Our cuisine is a blend of culinary traditional and innovative and delicious flavors, such as the "ravioli with wild herbs" or "rabbit stuffed with lardo with sliced ​​almonds." We organize buffet, working lunch and we have a lot of proposals for groups. The restaurant has two dining rooms, one indoor (50-seat) and one outdoor gazebo (20-seat) in the main square of marble.
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