Piazza S. Marco, 121
30124 Venezia, CA
Why did we dine here? – Quadri is a popular restaurant that overlooks St. Marks Square in Venice, Italy. We chose this relatively new restaurant because of its convenient location and the fact that it had one Michelin star. This restaurant has stunning decor which blends Italian style with modern sensibility. With a view of St. Marks square, you can watch all the action while dining on some of the best food in Venice. Our focus was on seafood, as Venice is known for fresh food from the sea. Considering the amount of water around here… This restaurant was a major splurge! It was our only meal in Venice.
Insider Tip – Eat lunch downstairs if you are on a budget
Cuisine – Venetian
Location – Venice, St. Marks Square
Opened – 2011
Service – Quadri had competent, friendly, professional service with all our needs taken care of.
Verdict – Ristorante Quadri serves up excellent food in an extremely convenient location. No need to navigate to a hard to find restaurant! If you want to avoid the touristy cafe in the Square at lunch time, dine directly downstairs.
Quadri Signature Dishes – Carbonara, Fried fish, Veal
Ristorante Quadri’s Menu features several tasting menus as well as a la carte options. Additionally, they sell their beautiful silverware and glasses. Venice is known for its high quality Murano glass.
Ristorante Quadri Food Picks:
Courtesy of eveandfall.com
Two types of bread along with bread sticks with a top notch olive oil from Sicily, that only Quadri and a three Michelin Star restaurant in Southern Italy serve.
Amuse Bouche of Cod, Shrimp, Fish, Tempura – Excellent.
Amuse Bouche watermelon, vinegar, parsley – Sweet and savory.
Mojito (€15) – Strong, not very sweet.
Carpaccio di scampi all’olio e limone con salsa di cozze Langoustine carpaccio olive oil, lemon and mussel clam sauce (€60.00) – Mixed with gold leaf, this dish didn’t even taste like it was raw.
Tagliata d’astice con salsa di corallo frutta fresca e snack di riso nero – Steamed sliced lobster, lobster roe sauce, fresh fruit and black rice crisps (€60.00) – Beautiful, fresh, thinly sliced lobster with cold sorbet bits and liquorish jello. Nice chips on the side.
Saffron Risotto (€45.00) – They were nice enough to cook their signature dish for us. Very al dente, which took getting used to in a rice dish. Rich, creamy, robust flavors.
Spaghetti alla carbonara all’olio – Spaghetti alla carbonara made with olive oil (€40.00) – Trendy 62 degree egg, awesome, beautiful, probably the best carbonara on our Italy trip.
Lasagnetta al ragù di coniglio, e aromi mediterranei, Lasagna with rabbit ragù and Mediterranean herbs (€45.00) – Goat ragù with a ton of tomatoes made for a very nice pasta.
Costata di vitellone al finocchietto, incenso e aceto balsamico tradizionale – Rack of veal with wild fennel, incense and traditional balsamic vinegar (€60.00) – A very tender cut of meat cooked to medium-rare with a nice crust. Interesting mustard sorbet accompaniment.
“Scartosso de pesse” alla venexianacon salsa Quadri -Venetian-style fried fish with Quadri sauce (€55.00) – High-end “fish and chips” designed to be eaten with your hands. Very fresh fish and an excellent mustard sauce.
Pre-dessert with three different chocolates, all very good. No need to spend money on dessert!
OK: (Order if you like this dish)
Pans: (We would not reorder these dishes)