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Anthony Bourdain Venice : All Of The Restaurants Picked On No Reservations

When Anthony Bourdain visited Venice on his show No Reservations, he and his crew picked many restaurants. Here are all the addresses and the dishes showcased in a convenient list.

This is No Reservations, season 5, episode 2. It first aired on January 12, 2009.

DISH – “Venetian Treats”

WHAT IS IT?

They had Cicchetti, which are small snacks or side dishes. The specific dish they had was hard cooked egg with anchovies and spicy coppa sausage.

“The Spanish have tapas or pintxos, the Venetians… Cicchetto or cicchetti if you’re having more than one which of course, we want.” -Anthony Bourdain

WHERE IS IT?

Cantina Do Mori
Calle Do Mori, 429, 30125 Venezia VE, Italy
Venice, Italy

DISH – “Modern Cicchetti”

WHAT IS IT?

They had swordfish with artichoke, crispy fried sardines and baccalà mantecato or salted cod fish with olive oil and ombra or drink.

“Oh man, that’s good. Nice.” -Anthony Bourdain

WHERE IS IT?

Lino Fritto
Calle del Scaleter, 319, 30125 Venezia VE, Italy
Venice, Italy

NOTES

Unfortunately, this restaurant has since closed its doors.

DISH – Museto

WHAT IS IT?

They had boiled calves head, tripes and museto which means “little animal face” with German style mustard.

“This is good. This is really good.” -Anthony Bourdain

WHERE IS IT?

Il Diavolo E L’acqua Santa
C. della Madonna, 561, 30125 Venezia VE, Italy
Venice, Italy

DISH – “Venetian Heroic Cooking”

WHAT IS IT?

First: Cuttlefish roe, sea snails, baby octopus and mantis shrimp.
Second: Grilled polenta or cornmeal and vinegar-cooked sardines.
Third: Risotto made of a fish called “go”.

“An amazing confluence of physical forces of the universe, come together in a substance that can only be described as otherworldly. The fats and essences of a fish, the textural magic of arborio rice, a miracle of gradual, gradual absorption. A kind of alchemy, movement altering texture, texture enhancing flavor. There is risotto, then there is great risotto and then once in a very very long time, there is truly great risotto. This is what they mean when they say ‘truly great’.” -Anthony Bourdain

WHERE IS IT?

Trattoria da Romano
Via San Martino destro, 221, 30142 Venezia VE, Italy
Venice, Italy

DISH – “Venetian Lunch”

WHAT IS IT?

They had sardines and onion, baccalà mantecato, seafood, vegetables, pasta with mussels and clams and olive oil.

“Pasta and time, ordinary things, birthrights, another day in Venice” -Anthony Bourdain

WHERE IS IT?

Trattoria Borghi
Dorsoduro, 1516, 30123 Venezia VE, Italy
Venice, Italy

DISH – “Old-School Venetian”

WHAT IS IT?

They had mantis shrimp and pasta with red sauce.

“In a city where art is a birthright, everywhere you look, the streets are galleries and everybody is an art critic.” -Anthony Bourdain

WHERE IS IT?

Antica Locanda Montin
Fondamenta de Borgo, 1147, 30123 Venezia VE, Italy
Venice, Italy

DISH – “Venetian Fine Dining”

WHAT IS IT?

First: Wild seabass carpaccio with pink peppercorns, chives and basil oil.
Second: Spider crab served with its own roe.
Third: Fried zucchini and softshell crabs with wild fennel lying on crispy fried potatoes.
Fourth: A small dish of seafood.

“Simplicity, the pure ambition to take great ingredients and try very very hard to just not screw them up. […] In France, the chef is the star, here, it’s all about the ingredients.” -Anthony Bourdain

WHERE IS IT?

Al Covo
Campiello de la Pescaria, 3968, 30122 Venezia VE, Italy
Venice, Italy

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