Today we had dinner at a local Italian restaurant called “Romantica Venezia” and I just want to share some pictures with you 🙂
It’s not a fancy place and not easy to find because it’s located at the edge of the city, but since it’s near where I live we decided to check it out.
There were a lot of people dining there actually (almost all tables were occupied), but we still got a table (on a friday night) even though we didn’t make any reservations.
The menu offered a selection of typical Italian dishes and it was surprisingly cheap! You can actually get a Pizza for 5€ and even the most expensive dish only costs 12-13€ (some fancy grilled fish, squid, gambas or something).
Because the prices were so cheap I was really curious whether this would turn out to be a disappointment. (It wasn’t.)
After we had ordered the waiter came with a mini brushetta plate for each of us:
So apparently every guest gets a free starter, which I really didn’t expect here.
Then I had tuna with onions and beans, which I slightly regret, because it made me halfway full before I got to the main dish, plus it was not that special. (The other salads were just so cheap I thought it was a good idea to try an “expensive” appetizer for 4€.)
And for the main course I got Rigatoni Arrabiata for 6€:
Yeah not too special either, but I really felt like having something spicy and this was really good! I just had this dish at a different place two weeks ago but in comparison to that this plate was much more juicy because of the fresh tomatoes and not too spicy.
It was a lot for 6 Euros but I somehow almost managed to finish it. (There were like 6 rigatonis left on the plate.) T had Rigatoni Alfonso (for 7€) which looked like a huge lasagne because it came in an oval casserole. I couldn’t take a picture of it because T was already happily munching (burning his mouth) when I took the camera out, lol.
But I tried it and it was really yummy, too!
Actually we wanted to get some panna cotta or tiramisu as desert afterwards, but we were just way too full.
All in all I’d say it’s a totally nice place to have a casual Italian dinner. And I guess because the restaurant is not well-located the people that run this place take really good care of their guests. They were very friendly and I often saw them taking time to chat with their customers in a very familar way. So if you want to dine in a family environment with very fair prices I can definitely recommend this place.