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Old Jun 11, 19, 11:14 pm
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Originally Posted by Pausanias View Post
For the record, the restaurant at the Gritti does not have a Michelin star. I had by far our worst dinner in Venice at the hotel's restaurant; in fact, it was totally awful in every way. Snooty service as well. A nice setting, though. It's a shame about the food scene in Venice; for the most part it's totally surrendered to the transient tourist trade with rip-off prices. Like a few other places - Dubrovnik for instance - Venice only works for us out of season, like in January.
I never said star.

I’m sorry you didn’t like it. But we loved the Gritti’s Club del Doge restaurant and had a fantastic dinner there during our stay. It’s in a hotel, so placating tourists (they’re all transient, aren’t they?) is built right in.

Venice is like every other high demand and popular city in the world—with increasing numbers of tourists, increasing prices, and plenty of great restaurants that appeal to those increasing numbers of visitors. Go figure.
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