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“Worse lunch this holiday”
Review of Trattoria Casanova

Trattoria Casanova
Ranked #1,305 of 1,505 Restaurants in Venice
Neighbourhood: San Marco
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Neighbourhood: San Marco
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A place that from the outside looks a place that really knows it’s fish, with an exhaustive list priced per 100gram. Went in, place much bigger than it looks in the outside, and tables are crammed together, giving the impression of a canteen. I ordered spaghetti with squid ink, which arrived in about 5 minutes of ordering, and was clearly a microwaved portion given the steam that emerged on stirring the spagetti. My wife had calamari, which were the worst she had ever eaten - too salty and so tough. Clearly pre-prepared and reheated. A huge salad accompanied it, which was not ordered. A glass of white wine and a beer, 1 litre, which was also larger than requested, a bottle of water, unordered, made up a bill of 76 Euros. Avoid unless you are starving, rich, and everywhere else, in Italy, is closed!

3  Thank Stephen N
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bill was €108 including 12% service fee and €7.50 for table service (5 people). We gave €114 .. and counted twice before calling server over. He left without counting, then another server returned saying we shortchanged by €20
We absolutely did not! My friend disagreed but felt pressured to pay another €10 AND that was accepted?!?@!?
Tratorria Casanova...another restaurant ruining Venice's reputation for tourists.

4  Thank Nancy S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Never go here! Too expensive and bad food! Bad service and only busy with ripping people off by sending food you didn’t order.

5  Thank Marlon L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a awful place! My son had a pomodoro pasta and although the portion was for a child, the price was for an adult. Outside there is a sign saying the sea bass is €9.50. My mum ordered that and what a surprise when the bill came costing €34 for that sea bass. We called the waiter, who said that it is €9.50 PER 100g of fish!!!! What a lie!! It does not say anything like that outside and he also showed the menu where it states €34 for it - which means it is a fixed price! Veggies for €7.50 - it was a very small plate with half a dozen pieces of veggie (peppers). Also the charges are horrendous (although some of them are common in Italy) - ‘cuttlery’ and service all in the bill. All in all, avoid this restaurant if you can - we felt we were robbed in Italy. Mafia?lol

7  Thank Andreabmouth
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I usually check reviews before eating out on vacation but we were hungry after sightseeing and stopped in here for pizza. 3 of us shared two pizzas and the pizza was very good. They asked if we wanted bread and we said yes knowing there would be a charge since this was our 4th day in Italy. Usually the charge was €3-5. Not here they brought 2 plates of bruschetta and then later a basket of bread. €21!Hard sell to get us to order something besides water as well which we resisted. And like everywhere else took forever to get our bill. The food was good but not worth the money or the attitude.

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6  Thank IowaSoccermom
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