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Al Timon

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Al Timon
Photograph: Courtesy Yelp/Philippine W. Al Timon

Time Out says

Well off the beaten path in Cannaregio, this is a casual, canal-front spot for cheap cicchetti and heaping plates of red meat.

As the little signs in Al Timon remind you, it’s correct to ask for cicchetti in Venice, not for tapas. Most cost €1 each (so you can and should order a lot of them) and are served on plastic plates, to be eaten at one of the tiny tables out front. In a city known for its seafood, meat is the specialty here. You can order a massive, spiral-cut Fiorentina steak, served rare. Meant for two, it comes on a round wooden slab, accompanied by potato wedges and other veggies.

Time Out tip: Fiorentina steaks are typically served very rare, to the point that they’re still tepid on the inside. If you like your meat well-done be sure to specify, and be prepared for some push-back—it’s considered sacrilege to cook a Fiorentina even to medium-rare.

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Cannaregio: For wandering the alleys of less-trodden Venice

By: Elizabeth Heath

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Address: Fondamenta dei Ormesini 2754
Venice

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Opening hours: Daily 5pm-1am