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great restaurants in dorsoduro..

Staying at hotel american dinesen in dorsoduro, any great places to eat that aren't too expensive? Great things to see that are not miss? Thanks :)

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1. Re: great restaurants in dorsoduro..

Look at the many restaurants in Campo Santa Margherita.

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2. Re: great restaurants in dorsoduro..

For actual Restaurants Calle Longa San Barnaba takes a lot of beating,

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3. Re: great restaurants in dorsoduro..

Next door to the American Dinesen is the Cantinone Storico which serves an excellent range of Italian dishes and in fine weather has tables along the side of the Rio San Vio.

A little further away ( turn right out of the American Dinesen and then turn right again as you enter Campo San Vio and walk along the narrow calle which leads to the Peggy Guggenheim Museum of Modern Art. You will soon come to a canal on your right;, cross the bridge and in front of you is ai Gondolieri, not cheap but unlike many Venetian restaurants it specialises in meat and game dishes and serves very little seafood.

You will also see in Camp San Vio Vecio Forner which good for a cichetti fuelled lunch or a limited range of pasta dishes are also available. It has good draught beer. Drawback is that it is prone to close early in the evening.

If you retrace you steps back towards the Accademia and turn left into Rio tera Antonio Foscarini you will find agli Alboretti which is my favourite place for a celebratory meal on birthdays etc

So lots to choose from close to the American-Dinesen and no need to walk far.

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4. Re: great restaurants in dorsoduro..

From your Hotel going towards Salute the Corner Pub does some good food these days,

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5. Re: great restaurants in dorsoduro..

I have to say I have never liked the Corner Pub. Difficult to say why, just "atmosphere" in the daytime but quite busy in the evenings.

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6. Re: great restaurants in dorsoduro..

The last time we went a year ago the Corner Pub was under new management, serving good reasonable food,

Edited: 31 August 2014, 18:50
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7. Re: great restaurants in dorsoduro..

We really like Pizzeria Al Profeta. Photos here, if you're interested: https://flic.kr/s/aHsk2PpmNX

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Pizzeria al Profeta is off Campo San Barnaba so not exactly close to the American-Dinesen. The Hotel is close to the Peggy Guggenheim Museum of Modern Art which has a very pleasant cafe in its gardens so, if the OP feels like a visit to the Peggy Guggenheim, there is good and convenient eating in the Museum

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Frankly after entering the many churches and having all the art and paintings simply run together I get done with museums and more art. We happened upon the DaVinci Museum in the area of Dorsodoro, across from the Scuola San Rocca. The DaVinci Mueseum was a nice change of pace. To see DaVinci drawings re-created into actual models illustrated the absolute brillance of this individual. A "once in a life time" mind.

In 4 trips to Venice I have seldom had a memorable meal. Passable meals. For the most part I have just come to expect passable food in this heavy tourist center. What I found to be most objectionable this last trip (just last week) was the inability to stop and view the menu without someone from the restaurant putting on the hard sell to enter and eat there. We were in the Campo Santa Margherita area for the most part. But in other areas we experienced the same thing. It didn't matter if I spoke Italian or English asking for a moment to just read the menu, they continued the hard sell. Often times just as we approached the menu. Personally, I don't care for the practice and always just left and looked for another restaurant. Prior to this trip it had been about 10 years since last visit. I was struck by the number of restaurants that are now "foreign owned, foreign run".

On the psoitive side....staying in the Dorsoduro area was a breath of fresh air. Often walkways were nearly empty. It was nice to be able to walk without it being shoulder to shoulder tourists. Seeing university students hanging out gave it a more fun, relaxed feel. Early morning or late evening walks were simply a joy.

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10. Re: great restaurants in dorsoduro..

I am sorry that pghguy has never had a memorable meal in Venice but if you eat close to major tourist infested areas then you are more likely to get "tourist fodder" rather than good, well cooked, meals. But they are available in Venice, even close to Campo Santa Margherta in Dorsoduro.

I have never felt hustled when looking at a menu on display outside a trattoria or restaurant, Where did this occur? When accosted by street traders my wife and I converse earnestly in Swahili which seems to have the desired result of stopping said trader from further sales chatter.