"Venetian Delights at Trattoria alla Madonna: A Culinary Journey near the Rialto Bridge" 

I've never eaten such Tasty Risotto. This Venetian Restaurant is Excellent!

I was not planning to eat at Trattoria Alla Madonna. But it still attracted me, and I had read good reviews about this Venice restaurant. Also, sweet reviews, but I have to try it by myself…

I was surprised. The restaurant was packed. I noticed the restaurant was quite large at the entrance, with many tables. You first see the buffet bar, where all kinds of shellfish, salads, and fish are ready to serve the guests.

One of my Favorite Restaurants in Venice 'Trattoria all Madonna'

We only had to wait for five minutes before we were assigned a table. Well, table...

A small table and you're dining close to your fellow guests. It is cozy because you have to share the vinegar and olive oil. And we could easily see what the other guests ate (this makes it easy to order ;-).

As an appetizer, we ordered the famous Venetian fried sardines with salad. I read that the fried eel (Anguilla frittata) is delicious.

And, of course, the spritz that goes with it. My wife had the unusual stuffed crab as a natural high fusion. So delicious we've never eaten.

After a tip from our fellow table neighbors, we ordered the extra 'Risotto.' Ooooh, this is incredible. I've never eaten such tasty risotto. Along with the spritz and other wine, it was a top dinner.

The service of this Venetian restaurant is excellent! The senior servers are taking their time to cheer you up, making you comfortable. They are focused on their guests to give them an enjoyable evening. You only hold your finger up, and they are at your table.

Ultimately, the menu is quite varied, with lasagna, spaghetti, and soup. But the fish dishes predominate.

And the bill? I think it was cheap, with a full menu and unique dishes. I paid EUR 80, - (2 people). We left Trattoria Alla Madonna with many sweet gestures towards the servers.

In line waiting for a nice diner at Trattoria alla Madonna

Once outside, it seemed as if the night had just begun. It was about 8:30 p.m. when we finished eating, and there was a long lineup to eat at the restaurant.

And the feeling when you see that, you know you've been lucky. We were pleased that the waiter got us ceded immediately. This dinner was a fantastic experience at Restaurant Trattoria Alla Madonna.

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Trattoria Alla Madonna is a well-known restaurant in Venice, close to the Rialto Bridge. It's been serving patrons for many decades. It has earned a reputation for its traditional Venetian dishes and a charming, classic ambiance.

My review about this restaurant:

  1. Location: Trattoria alla Madonna is in the heart of Venice, near the Rialto Bridge. This makes it easily accessible for tourists and locals alike. Its central location has also made it a popular spot for those exploring the historic center of Venice.
  2. Ambiance: The restaurant boasts a traditional Venetian decor with wooden furniture, white tablecloths, and Venetian-themed artwork on the walls. Its classic and unpretentious ambiance is a testament to its longstanding history in Venice.
  3. Cuisine: Trattoria Ala Madonna is mainly known for its seafood dishes. Venice has a rich culinary tradition tied to its lagoon and the Adriatic Sea. Expect dishes like "Sarde in Saor" (sardines with onions, raisins, and pine nuts) and various risottos, especially the black ink squid risotto.

Would I advise people to go there? If someone is looking for an authentic Venetian experience with traditional dishes, then, yes. While some might find it a bit touristy due to its location near a popular spot, it still offers genuine and flavorful dishes. 

What to eat?

  1. Seafood Antipasti: Venice is known for its fresh seafood, so starting with an assorted seafood appetizer would give a taste of the lagoon's bounty.
  2. Risotto al nero di seppia: This is a black squid ink risotto, a signature dish of Venice. Its rich flavor and unique color make it a must-try.
  3. Sarde in Saor: A traditional sweet and sour dish made with sardines. It's a delightful combination of flavors and a testament to Venice's culinary history.
  4. Grilled Fish: Depending on the catch of the day, a simple grilled fish can showcase the freshness and quality of the ingredients used.
  5. Tiramisu: For dessert, consider the tiramisu. While not exclusively Venetian, a well-made tiramisu is a delightful way to end a meal in Italy.

...More Information about Trattoria alla Madonna

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  • The restaurant is closing on Wednesdays
  • They are open from 19:00
  • The average price is EUR 38, - per person (excluding wine and drinks)
  • All credit cards are accepted

How do you get there?

  • Take vaporetto line 1 and get off at "Rialto Mercato." It is a narrow street along the Rialto market street. You can reach it by walking from the feet of the Rialto Bridge a little bit along the Grand Canal.
  • Address: Calle della Madonna 594, San Polo, Venice
  • Phone: +39 041 522 3824
  • Website: www.ristoranteallamadonna.com

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