Considering this restaurant is just around the corner from the Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s, lunch here is a phenomenally good deal. Don’t expect romance—it’s a large, noisy, canteenlike place—but the simple, freshly prepared meals comprise a pasta course like creamy lasagna or spaghetti con ragu, a meat or fish main (think grilled pork chops or dentice al vapore con zucchini grigliate, steamed red snapper with grilled zucchini), and mixed vegetables for just 14€, with bread and bottled water. Add a liter of extremely drinkable house wine for just 10€. Basilica is a favorite of local workers and English is rarely spoken, so you’ll need to practice your Italian skills here.
Calle degli Albanesi 4255, Castello
Our Rating Neighborhood Castello-Riva Degli Schiavoni Hours Tues–Sun noon–3pm Transportation Vaporetto: San Marco (as you disembark, the entrance to Calle degli Albanesi is a short walk to the left) Phone 041-5220524 Prices Lunch set menu 14€ Cuisine Type Venetian Web site Alla Basilica
MapCalle degli Albanesi 4255, Castello Venice
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