You know when you feel like being sweetly cuddled? That’s what I feel like when I want to go to this new bistro which has recently illuminated the streets of the center of Mestre (the mainland of Venice).
Oltre il giardino is a small bistro bar offering homemade food, including cakes, pies, lasagna with the best quality wines.
The atmosphere of this small place is very feminine, and no doubt you feel the touch of a woman in choosing the retro furnishings and floral decorations. The soft lighting helps create a cozy feeling that makes it easier to chat with the drink fellows sitting next to you.
For those wishing to dine, Oltre il giardino has a small kitchen serving daily fresh meals, most of them prepared with local seasonal products. There is always an option for vegetarians and the owner is open to help you to find the right dish if you have allergies. All of the food and many of the wines, beers, soft drinks and spirits, are of organic or of natural origin.
I was surprised when at the request of a spritz, the owner explained that the spritz she proposed is special. It is made only with traditional liquors, now hard to find in circulation, which do not contain dyes and additives. This revelation even opened an interesting debate with my aperitif friends! To spritz or not to spritz?