La Favorita

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With a lovely vine-shaded pergola for summer dining, this is an old-fashioned and reassuring sort of place that does textbook Venetian seafood classics like spaghetti ai caparossoli or scampi in saor (sweet-and-sour sauce), plus a few more audacious dishes such as pumpkin gnocchi with scorpion fish and radicchio. Service is professional, and the wine list has a fine selection of bottles from the north-east.


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La Favorita details

Address
Lido,
via Francesco Duodo 33

Area Venice

Transport Vaporetto Lido

Telephone 041 526 1626

Meals served 7.30-10.30pm Tue; 12.30-2.30pm, 7.30-10.30pm Wed-Sun. Closed Jan.

Average €55.

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By Young Couple - Aug 24 2012

Snob italian proprietors; young tourist couples unwanted!

We walked to La Favorita last night in the hopes of having a delicious seafood dinner, based on what we had read on online reviews, but returned with empty stomachs. As we entered the restaurant through the garden, noone attended to us. Having waited for 5 minutes, I preceded inside to find someone and my wife entered the garden where the waiters had a central table from where they were organizing their service. I found a lady who seemed to be a proprietor and told her that I was there for dinner, and that we were two people. If I remember correctly, my exact words were "dinner for two please". The lady obliged and and said "prego" and led me towards the garden... Until we got to the toilets and she pointed towards the toilets and once again repeated "prego"! It turns out that the male proprietor that my wife found said that they were too busy, there were no tables available (there were two empty ones) and that they had 10 people waiting inside, showing reservations for people previously seated when there were only 3 people dining inside and none waiting. Apparently he preceeded in saying that it was too hot inside to dine, signalling that he really didn't want to serve us. By the way, my wife spoke in Italian.

So, if you are young couple that looks like a tourist, you might be shown the door. Last but not least, you might notice that the average age in Lido is 55+; the patrons of the restaurant are Lido average+10!

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