Vecio Fritolin

Address: Calle della Regina, Santa Croce 2262, Venice, Italy
Telephone: 041 5222881

- Mid-range

4.2

Old-fashioned charm meets some creative twists in the kitchen.

There’s something rather olde-worldy about restauranteur Irina Freguia’s Vecio Fritolin, with its homely décor and its reassuringly professional staff. But what’s on the plate is far less traditional. Freguia took the restaurant over in 2001 but has made a point of keeping up the ‘fritoin’ aspect of the place: for centuries, these holes-in-the-wall served freshly fried seafood to passersby; a take-away paper bag full of fried fish and vegetables – I love them on a cold winter’s evening if I’m feeling peckish – costs just 10 euros.

Food and drink
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Service
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Food and drink
4.3
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Value for money
3.8
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Ambience
4.1
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Location
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Food and drink

As well as some well executed Venetian classics, Vecio Fritolin offers departures from the norm such as cocao tagliatelle with squid, scampi with pomegranate or with pink grapefruit and turbot baked in wild rice with baby artichokes. There’s a good wine list but the house white is fine.

Ambience

Quaintly old-fashioned dining room, with a rather genteel air.

Service

Professional and discreet.

Location

Not far from the Rialto, on the route towards the station. There are no outside tables.

Price advice

 A three-course meal will cost around 40 euros.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • First-time travellers
  • Mature travellers
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Singles
  • Relaxation

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