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My dear friends, today I will share with you my impressions about Venetian food during my holidays in Venice. So, let’s talk about food! We had a hard time as far as food is concerned. Their cuisine is based almost exclusively on fish and seafood. As a result it is hard for a vegetarian to have a decent meal. They even have street food based on seafood! You can’t live every day on pizza though I admit it was amazing!
They do not particularly like pasta, so their menus are poor in pasta dishes, most of which contained seafood (tagliatelle with shrimps/mussels etc). Thank God there was the tomato-basil spaghetti option, otherwise we would not have eaten pasta in Italy! Having walked for at least 10 hours, being hungry and exhausted and not being able to find something good to eat is a very frustrating experience…
PIzza is absolutely mouthwatering! Either eaten as a street food or in a pizzeria we enjoyed it very much. The crust was thin and tasty and the toppings were fresh and yummy.
As far as desserts are concerned, we had a lot of ice creams. Venice is full of gelaterie (the best are «Paolin» and «Nico»), but the best ice cream we had was in Treviso, a small town nearby, at «Stefano Dassie». I still recall the shiver we felt when we first tried it! Heavenly! We did not like the typical venetian sweets and we preferred sticking to ice cream.
Of course in bakeries you can find delicious panini, brioche and focaccia. The best thing we tried was a kind od a pie with pumpkin, ricotta and mushrooms (left in the picture above). I have a question for you: does anybody know what these little tube-like things are? Rialto’s fishmarket was full of them and we had no idea what they were.
Take care, my dear friends!