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“Excellent restaurant that deserves more than 5 stars ”
Review of Bistrot de Venise

Bistrot de Venise
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Ranked #79 of 1,594 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 87 - USD 187
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Neighbourhood: San Marco
Description: Bistrot de Venise first opened in 1993 and has since become a hangout and meeting place where the figurative arts, poetry and culture combine, simply, with Food and Wine....1999 saw the start of our research into Rare Wines and Historical Venetian Cuisine, strengthening our concept of applying culture to local and regional Gastronomy and Wine. ...our hard work still continues today... Gastronomy & Wine…extensive research on the history of venetian Cuisine and Wines, from its noble origins to the present time. The Historic & Renaissance Venetian Cuisine revised and suggested by our Chef Mario Missese and his young team. Our House, unique in town, offer a gastronomic trip back to the past glories of Venice following its history & tradition. ”Award winning” wine list, for the quality and variety of the selected rare wines from the Veneto Region and the North-East of Italy. Professional wine tasting (free) all year round. "..exciting Wine List" .. (see Michelin Guide 2012) specialized in the research of many Rare Wines, a truly unique selection purchased directly from small producers with the help of Istituto Sperimentale di Viticoltura di Conegliano. More than 60 options by the glass and a wide selection of the most prestigious italian vineyards. Prized Wine List by Italian Sommelier Association for best 15 in the Veneto Region at Vinitaly 2010.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We took the advice of our hotel and booked a table here on Easter Sunday for a special occasion. The food menu is traditional Italian with appetisers, pasta first courses and second course meats and fish followed by desserts. The wine menu is 26 pages long with at least 10-15 wines on each page. I would recommend you read this menu online before attending the the restaurant.
The waiter was very knowledgeable on both food and wine menus and was happy to spend time explaining and advising.
We ordered our wine and sparkling water, which was served in a Morano glass bottle. The usual basket of bread was brought to the table together with some olive oil. What’s special about that you may say? The waiter proceeded to explain where the oil came from and what was special about it and that each the restaurants chooses a olive oil from a different part of Italy. We ordered our food and was brought a complimentary appetiser of a breadcrumbed fish ball served with beetroot ketchup and anchovy mayonnaise. We decided to order a first course of pasta followed by a main dish. I had scampi carbonara with crispy bacon and my husband had squid ink pasta with cuttlefish. Both were superb tasting. For main I had sea bass fillet with cauliflower pancakes and smoked sweet potato purée. My husband had the daily special of lamb, again both were delicious. With every dish served the waiter would explain in detail what was on your plate as a reminder of what you had ordered.
Overall an excellent place with amazing tasty food and superb service. Well worth a visit.

Thank mrswig142
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

We booked this based on ratings from Trip Advisor - it did not disappoint. We could not have made bad choices in food - everything any of us had was absolutely mount watering. The langoustine appetizer just melted in our mouths and it got better from then on. The service started slow (we were there just as they opened) but improved dramatically and then was wonderful - great repartee from the waiter.

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Thank Helen S
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Food & service in this establishment is definitely a cut above the normal Venetian fare &, for those who want to eat in exceptional locations, the interior of this establishment is beautiful & considerably different from a lot of places.
Recommend that any visitors book in advance.

Thank Ian J
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

We were a party 4 for dinner. The service was excellent and the food overall was very good. The portions were on the smaller side, which is usually my beef with “fine dining” restaurants, but the quality was very good. The highlights were the lasagna with veal Bolognese, the scampi and a deconstructed tiramisu that was the best dessert we had in 10 days in Italy. The wine list is also extensive and with a reasonable markup.

Thank NYC-Roc
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

This restaurant went above and beyond for me, when I emailed them before my trip to make it special for my partners birthday. We had a wonderful meal, they really make you feel like it’s just you there. Service is faultless! The seafood risotto was my favourite dish I had in Venice. Also duck and the tartare was incredible. Thank you so much for making this a memorable birthday meal.

Thank baristaax7565
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sergi0fragiac0m0, La Direzione at Bistrot de Venise, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Dear Guest
We are incredibly pleased to have been able to welcome you at the heart of our restaurant for such a special occasion.
It is an absolute pleasure to read that we provided you with an all-round service and an accordingly memorable experience, especially considering our service team.
We are absolutely enchanted by your warm compliments, and are thrilled to have the pleasure of sharing these with our entire team at Bistrot de Venise.
We would be overjoyed to welcome you back to Bistrot, in order to provide you with a further exceptional gastronomic experience.
Kind regards,
Alessia Piva & The Staff of Bistrot de Venise

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