One of the valuable services Doug provides that you just can’t get from reading TripAdvisor or going it alone–a sense of which restaurants and culinary experiences are going to require some serious prior planning. As a service to these clients, Doug lined up a meal at small Florence restaurant with an amazing atmosphere and very limited seating; without a res, you’re waiting a couple hours in hopes of a seat (you’ll see some folks looking on hopefully). Helping you avoid wasting time in lines is a valuable service–you don’t get to go Italy every day, so don’t waste time getting lost or stuck in lines you could have avoided by letting us help you.
One of the neat things about eating in Venice is the craftsmanship that goes into even simple tasks, like the tableside filleting of freshly caught fish. Trattoria da Romana is the only restaurant in Venice allowed to cook food over a wood fire, so you get flavors here you can’t get anywhere else, quite literally.
A nice find in Cannaregio; not the lowest cost meal in Venice, but it gets good ratings for a reason and is well worth the walk and the price point. The food is elegant, popular with the locals, and presented with a fantastic aesthetic. Come join us for dinner here!
As you can see, Doug’s clients are enjoying themselves, getting a great taste for the real Veneto cuisine, and no doubt looking forward to their next visit to Venice.
After a wonderful meal and an evening stroll, nothing beats this view!
Burano really is a little slice of heaven, and we’re at once glad and a little sad that most Venice visitors miss it. We’re proud to say that Doug discovered the wonders of Trattoria da Romano a couple of decades before Tony Bourdain “discovered” it. 🙂
Sounds, sights, and smells of the best seafood you’ll ever have.
Earlier we posted the view from on the old bridge over the Arno; here we see it from a higher perspective as the river passes under the Medieval wonder.
Perhaps *the* piazza to end all piazze. 🙂 This is a pretty good sized crowd for the time of year (late October), but the weather’s been fantastic.