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“Really great in my experience”
Review of Al Brindisi

Al Brindisi
Ranked #1,298 of 1,506 Restaurants in Venice
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Cannaregio
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Can't believe how many negative reviews this place has considering how lovely my experience of it was! Having already eaten out a fair few times in Venice at this point, the 12% service charge wasn't a shock and we would have tipped as much regardless of if it was included in the bill. The waiter was very friendly to us and talked us through all the vegetarian options. We were offered free drinks as an incentive to sit down (although we were going to anyway). We ordered the spaghetti pomodoro and the arabiatta pasta and they were both delicious as well as being really big portions. Those dishes were €8 and €9 respectively which was definitely worth it. We didn't get charged a seating cost like others appear to have been - perhaps this is only for big groups??
Overall we had a high quality, good value meal with excellent service in a gorgeous sunny plaza - can't fault it at all! Perfect romantic meal out.

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Wish we had read TripAdvisor beforehand. Food was average but overpriced and the service was downright offensive. Multiple hidden charges and the manager was aggressive when questioned on these, even shouting in my face. Avoid Avoid Avoid.

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1  Thank JoeBo2017
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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

We went there with two kids and what can I say. Expensive for what you get. What you get is not worth 10% of the price and not even good. Passing by and never stop there.

1  Thank stefanf287
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Beware of these guys! Seems really nice and friendly, offered us a free drink to get us hooked in (we unfortunately were tempted), and caught by a number of hidden charges - a 12% compulsory service charge, a “sitting fee” and some of the dishes were priced per 100g with no indication of minimum spend. Ended up being served dry seabass with soggy veg for €24. Not impressed, and won’t be coming back!

1  Thank Emily F
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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Terrible thanks to the horrendous service i didnt even get a chance to taste the food. The owner would not allow my 2 year old daughter to use the toilets even after offering to buy food and be a "customer".
What is worse is as a tourist being chased out of a restorante and the police having coffee at the place not doing a thing to intervine or assisit. Great way of treating tourirst!! Venice is a great city but after this experience i will never return...as for this place avoid like a plague!!

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