|The magic of St. Mark's Square - it actually looks better in winter than spring.|
The pasta feast continues... Dinner at little mom & pop shop near our hotel on one of the first nights. I can't remember what was in the ravioli filling but I did remember loving the dish for its big portions and generous servings of meat. The sauce scooped up with a piece of bread could have been a meal in itself.
|Fettuccine with asparagus, olives and shrimp|
Ravioli with meat sauce
This little 10 table gem has been a Michelin forerunner for the past 5 years, but according to our lovely server, the restaurant will probably never get awarded a Michelin star because it doesn't serve the "right" kind of food...whatever that means.
While Venice is known for having an abundant supply of fresh seafood, 90% of the restaurants are tourist traps and I was terrified of ordering shady seafood. Of course, at Alle Testiere, I happily ordered away.
|Ravioli with Citrus Fruit, Ricotta, and Scallops|
Turbot (?) with Capers, Olives, and Tomatoes
|House White Wine|
Mini Gnocchi with Squid and Cinnamon
Panna Cota with blueberries