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“A bit pricey but worth every bite....”

Ristorante Do Forni
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Ranked #790 of 1,599 Restaurants in Venice
Price range: US$69 - US$93
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Bar
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Neighbourhood: San Marco
Description: The restaurant " Do Forni " was founded in 1973 and is managing with passion by Mr.Eligio Paties. " Do Forni " is distributed in two adjacent rooms: a rustic elegant room setting with the imagery of the ancient Venetian restaurant and the other one called Orient Express, whose luxurious furnishings reproduce accurately the setting and the soul of the famous wagon train that connects Venice to Istanbul and Paris. The restaurant features traditional Venetian cuisine, mainly seafood, which offers fish and shellfish of the Adriatic according to recipes handed down by the Venice of the past centuries and embellished with seasonal vegetables and delicate sauces; but also the restaurant is known for a refined interpretation of the Venetian and Italian cooking that mixes the use of meats and local vegetables with the influence of international gastronomy. Very large and qualified is also the restaurant's wine cellar, that offers the best labels from all the Italian regions, the most prestigious French wines and champagnes as well as a wide selection of international products.
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

This is an old restaurant and their specialties are seafood which are fresh from the surrounding waters of Venice. People say they serve classic italian dishes but i think it was cooked a bit different. We ordered the lobsters, the shrimps, the oysters, the sea bass. Every dish was cooked really deliciously well. But what stood out in our dinner was one of our desserts called “crepe do forni”...out of this world.

There are three eating areas in this restaurant. The first part which is the room upon entering, is decorated with glossy laminated wood reminiscent to the look of the Orient Express. The second room felt like the original restaurant because everything was old. The third part is a bit new. We sat in the old room and the ambience for me played an important role.

So the next time you visit Venice and are in the mood for old gracious venetian hospitality, head over to Do Forni.

Thank jmorsem
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

I've been in Do Forni several times; always for business lunch. Food is 7/8 level and service is correct.
I appreciate their shcedule, 24 hours open which is very rare in Venice and very helpful if you have to attend a meeting with somebody while you share a lunch. The winery is remarkable.

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Thank Alcaraz J
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

We paid 100€ for a lousy meal as you get it in any simple trattoria. Waiters do not come to the seats but pass the plates from guest to guest. A piece of cheese is not available and after having paid you don't get a 'scontrino fiscale'. Fa schifo!!

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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Food is average , service isn’t good . If you expect a good Italian meal, do not make a choice there .

1  Thank aghoting
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Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

We came here as a group while on a stop in Venice. Lovely and very helpful wait staff but the food was nothing special.

1  Thank lukelives
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