Da Luca e Fred Venice

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Da Luca e Fred – Discovolante (ufo) rules

Just a few steps from the Railway Station of Venice, just behind the Guglie bridge I discovered this small Osteria that I immediately put on my Bacaro tour list.

With a few tables inside and outside in the crowded Strada Nuova, you can choose to eat something quick, maybe with an ombra (small glass of wine), or stay for a proper lunch. In this case you should go around midday not to miss out on the famous Risotto al nero di seppia (Risotto with squid ink) or the Seppie in nero con polenta (cuttlefish in black in sauce with polenta).

I like going for the Aperitif rite much better. You can choose among a vast variety of cicchetti, selection of panini (sandwiches) filled with cold cuts and cheese exposed on the counter by the entrance, meatballs, roast potatoes skewer (€ 1), fried fish skewer, fish salad, and arancini (stuffed rice balls, which are coated with bread crumbs and then deep fried).

My favorite is absolutely the Discovolante (literally UFO), a sandwich made with two eggplant slices coated with bread crumbs and fried, melted cheese and different cold cuts: ham, parma ham, sopressa a Venetian spiced salami, mortadella (sliced meat) or porchetta (spit-roasted pork).

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Details about this spot



Rio Terà San Leonardo, 1518, Venice

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Opening Times

Wed - Mon 09:00 - 21:30


Discovolante: € 2

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