Where to dine in Venice. New gastronomic destinations
In Civiltà del bere’s restaurant special 2/2019, we pinpointed some places we can recommend for eating out. New or open for a couple of years, with renewed interiors, cuisine or management, run by young people or revolutionised by generation change.
In short, good places to eat (not necessarily just “creative”), recommended for anyone looking for something new and wants to drink well, too. Here are the two restaurants we selected in Venice.
Few tables and a friendly atmosphere. Andrea Lorenzon, the landlord born in 1988 (all the staff are under 30), with clear ideas: raw materials must be sought out among artisan products, in season and everything must be fresh and natural. Their approach to wine runs along similar lines, as “natural” as possible. So you might taste a Prosecco sur lies or a Champagne from a very small wine grower paired with Mamma Liviana’s Paccheri pasta with ragù or Bigoli in Montoro onion sauce.
calle del Pestrin – Castello 3829 – +39041.24.12.705
There’s no menu, you just have to trust the chef Marco Galtarossa, 30 years old with a C.V. culminating at Noma. The dishes change according to the market and represent the idea of typical contamination of Venetian cuisine: you could start off with a steamed sandwich with bottarga (salted fish roe) mayonnaise, then go on to try chargrilled sea bass with seaweed and dashi butter. The bill is reasonable: from 50 to 80 euros for dinner, even less for the set lunch menu.
Santa Croce 231 – +39041.71.53.94