We were in Venice on a Friday night in late September for one day as part of a cruise. Due to mid-afternoon arrival and our ship docking somewhere different from where planned, we were scrambling to find a restaurant near the ship and didn't have an opportunity to make a reservation. We tried for the highly-recommended Corte Sconta and were shut out. On the way there we had passed an alley with a light at the end of the tunnel and decided to see what was there. Trattoria Ai Corazzieri was a lovely find. It was a beautiful evening and we had an outdoor table (which it didn't appear Corte Sconta had, but I'm not certain.) This appears to be a family-run business…not a lot of English speakers, which was half the fun. My first choice was risotto (served only for 2 and not my husband's favorite, although he agreed to go that route) – the response was "no risotto tonight!" The fish that night was sea bass, which I normally would have ordered if I hadn't just had a couple of days before. I opted for the lasagna with pumpkin and mushrooms, which was very nice. My husband ordered the lamb chops which were supposed to come with "backed" potatoes…instead they arrived with something unrecognizable but quite delicious – artichokes (it was essentially the bottom of the artichoke and cooked in a manner that made them look like a green mushroom!). (The lamb chops were also quite good). The fun was in finding someone to tell us what it was…they needed to get the chef out there to translate. Half-bottles of wine were 10 euros. We had lovely desserts. At the end we were served (w/o request) grappa or limoncello…not sure what we paid for it as it was added with the coffee price. I guess if you don't order coffee you might get away with saying no but, again, this was part of the fun. Since they have outdoor seating, no one got turned away – they just brought more tables outside. We saw one large party that was getting many platters of food – all looked great. Food was definitely fresh and cooked in a "local" manner…nothing over-the-top fancy. Price was high for the quantity but the quality made up for it. If you're looking for huge quantities of food at cheap prices, look elsewhere. If you're looking for an authentic Venetian meal, this place is worth a try.
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