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Spaghetteria Pizzeria 6342 A Le Tole Restaurant

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by Tammy Facey (subscribe)
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Published January 9th 2015
Four cheese gnocchi for the hungry
My sisters and I were in Venice recently and in our bid to find San Marco Square we took a few wrong turns, and strolled past Spaghetteria Pizzeria 6342 A Le Tole, where we saw the chef making fresh pasta in the window.

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How we like it

Amongst the fresh rigatoni, taglatelle and squid ink spaghetti, the chef was making potato gnocchi; both my sisters and I go weak for gnocchi, so we made a reservation and perused the Palazzo Ducal until our table became available.

St Mark's Basilica, San Marco, Venice
Roof with a view

The restaurant is only small, and the visible kitchen, only a third of the restaurant, but size was no issue as we were served perfect plates of food. The attention to detail made my heart sing, not just in presentation, but flavour. The gnocchi was phenomenal. We all described it as creamy little clouds.

When we first went to the restaurant I tried the duck bagatelle, my sister the lobster and rigatoni and our older sister the gnocchi. Needless to say we all ate hers. My dish was fine, but it was a bit salty for my liking and there were mushrooms in the pasta too, not keen.

Spaghetteria Pizzeria a le tole, Venice, dinner, lunch
Gnocchi with four-cheese sauce

On our subsequent visits over the next three days we all ate the gnocchi. It was perfect.

With the gnocchi, as well as the service, impressing us, we had a look at the dessert menu and thought we'd get a trio of desserts so we could try each others. It was the best decision. I opted for the 'yogurt' with crushed raspberries (on a biscuit base) and my sisters had a mango cheesecake and five mini chocolate desserts. We all agreed mine was the favourite.

Spaghetteria Pizzeria a le tole, dessert, Venice, dinner, lunch
Yogurt with crushed raspberries

The service was fantastic. Our waiter, Rami, was lovely. I recommend dining there just for the pleasure of his company. His sheer charm and sweet nature was refreshing and heart warming. He was great.

We enjoyed our meals so much that we went back to the restaurant for the rest of our stay. It was very reasonable.

spaghetteria Pizzeria a le tole, dessert, Venice, dinner, lunch
Mango cheesecake

Admittedly, the first time we went we were a little surprised at the cost. We all had a main, a dessert and one drink each - a litre bottle of still water, coke and a glass of house red wine. The bill came to 78. We guessed per person that wasn't too bad, but we didn't think it would be so pricey considering the gnocchi was only 8 for a generous bowl of the good stuff.

With the service in mind, however, we didn't mind paying. It was a great lesson though - we sussed out the best meal, and clearly the most simple, worked.
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Why? Hands-down, the best gnocchi this side of Venice
When: 11am - 3pm 6pm - 10pm Monday to Sunday
Where: 10 minutes from Fondamente Nove water taxi stop
Cost: 8 Euro for gnocchi, up to 30 Euro for other meals
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The desserts look lovely.
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