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“Worst spaghetti ever”

Trattoria Pizzeria Antico Gafaro
Ranked #550 of 1,493 Restaurants in Venice
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighbourhood: Santa Croce
Reviewed 26 October 2013

This place was recommended by our hotel. Perhaps that is why I had high expectations. We ordered a pasta fagioli soup, caprese salad, and spaghetti carbonara. Soup was good, salad was small, and tomatoes were not ripe. The spaghetti was a squishy overcooked mess. The chef was definitely not Italian. Our waiter was friendly, but not attentive to the people who came in and waited over 15 minutes after being seated to be offered water. They left. There was no need for that delay as the place was empty except for my table.
It was truly the worst spaghetti I´ve ever had, and hearing loud 80´s american rock music blaring was not ideal either.

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Thank myrmelo
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Reviewed 18 October 2013 via mobile

This was such a disappointment. We were staying very close by and had noticed that this place was always busy and the prices seemed nice so we dropped by for dinner. We ordered fried calamari with shrimp and a caprese salad. The fried food was gummy and gross it didnt taste fresh at all. The caprese was fine but completely mediocre so somewhat disappointing. The server was nice but was completely lost the whole time. There was really not one good thing about this place and i would never recommend going. There are SO many better places to go. On this site this restaurant should have no more than 2-3 stars.

Thank Hannahinman
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

The last leg of our 2 week trip to Italy was Venice and by the time we got there we had sampled a lot of pasta and pizzas in a lot of restaurants. I like amatriciana and tried that several places. The sauce here was the best I had anywhere. They served it on penne, which wasn't quite as much to my liking as the bucatini the other places served, but the sauce was fantastic. My friend had spaghetti bolognese and really liked that as well. They were serving prosciutto with cantaloupe as a special the night we were there and it was delicious - a huge serving, definitely a good dish to share.

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Thank Bonnie L
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Reviewed 8 October 2013

Friendly, but chaotic staff, because, I think a lack of experience. The food they served was alright. The staff was almost not in control and they called extra men for help, which helped.

Thank Roz1961
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Reviewed 17 September 2013

We went here after travelling so were a bit jaded but the place was recommended by our hotel.
Very good selection of pizza and fresh fish dishes at fair prices (unlike most of Venice). House prosecco was only €12 a litre and pretty nice too. Crusts were crusty, toppings generous, so you should go!

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Thank Dovinesque
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