Chef Domenico's Bentigodi Venice

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Chef Domenico’s Bentigodi – Slow food experience

Let me introduce you to my husband… Chef Domenico Iacuzio. I realize it sounds like a romantic comedy screenplay. American artist meets Italian chef and they open a restaurant in Venice. In reality, it’s just another story and my role is the chef’s wife.

The true theme here is Domenico’s culinary art. He is a master pasta maker, a creative genius with fish and passionate about meat, especially game.

Coming to dine or drink at Chef Domenico’s Cannaregio based digs is an affair. A grand affair of the taste bud, party hearty variety.

Daily specials range around seasonal selections. Endless wines from all regions of the peninsula are available. Live music with local musicians add to the rock and rebel ambiance of my mans man cave.

Locals adore this loud, chuckling, Southern Italian Chef hailing from Basilicata. He has won the Venetians’ hearts after twenty years of serving classical regional dishes his way. La Serenissima is historically known for her poor man’s lagoon cuisine. Salty cured fishes, marinated onions, polenta…foods that last in a humid, watery environment.

Chef Domenico has spent years altering these classic dishes, creatively fashioning his own recipes.

Everyone is welcome to join the fun at Chef Domenico’s Bentigodi for a slow food dining experience. I recommend asking the staff what they suggest for your personal experience.

Buon Appetito!

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Calesele 1423, Venice

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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)