This popular pizzeria in Cintello village is located in a corner of the road that leads to the main city of Portogruaro, Venice.
You would not spot it right away, but if you are invited for a dinner you will find it very quickly for sure. In fact, despite the position, the food at Al Tajer is tasty and delicious. People usually go there for pizzas, but the cuisine also offers vegetables on wooden cutting boards(that is what "tajer" literally means) and excellent desserts too.
The staff was so friendly, smiling and efficient. As the place was so crowded – it was Saturday night and plus, a December night, when people gather for corporate or family dinners – the service and hospitality were still prompt and smoothly at rapid pace.
What caught my impression were also the Christmas-themed uniforms of the waiting staff: white t-shirt and white stockings under a red dress and the decorations around the pizzeria.
I tried to take a decent picture -while standing in the middle of the busy and narrow corridor - of this cute Santa on the sleight overwhelmed by gifts and pulled by a reindeer covered of snow. All the figures were hanged in the ceiling.
Close to my table there was this elegant cupboard storage of spirits bottles, topped with those funny elfs and goblins: One sat on a fruit and vegetable emptied case painted with white puffy hearts, the other on a green base made by pine's cut branches with the addition of a couple of red plastic apples.
We also could see a small cage with a yellowish candle inside, a brown lantern carved in a flower design, and further to the left we could catch a glimpse of the pizza oven made by typical regional rocks.
Meanwhile, also having a chat outside was a very pleasant experience: you could sink in this nice winter-like couch equipped with wool blankets as well. It looks like just as Santa's den: just the appropriate idea, management!