Lent in Venice: Lunch for Venetians


We ate twice, this visit, at what I call the secret lunch place. I’ll never (publicly) reveal it’s location. This almost hidden restaurant is open only for lunch and frequented by local workers; there are no English menus and only minimal spoken English. Lunch is 18 Euros (up from 15 two years ago) and includes pasta, segundi, dessert, wine, water and coffee. The food is excellent—the waiter will tell you what to eat, from a short list of daily specials—and the price unbeatable. You can contact me for the details, or better yet, wander off the tourist routes into Venice’s various neighborhoods around lunch time and find your own neighborhood spot—they are out there.

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