Al Covo, Venice, 12/13/14

Exterior
Exterior

When you do it right, we’ll be back and such was the case for this restaurant that we first tried earlier this year. Although our Texas friend/owner and her husband were not there you would never have known. We had a different waiter this time but he was just as friendly and helpful as last visit’s (the waiter from April came over to chat and show us the photo of his new wife!).

interior
interior

The place is lovely inside and combined with the wonderful service, it’s no wonder it filled up even off season. We went with the soft shell crab special for the night and it was perfect. The artichokes were so wonderful we asked if they could make a whole plate of just them and they were more than happy to comply. We also split their pasta with lobster and it was a perfect second course. The monkfish got a delightful flavor from the wrapped pancetta. I wish I’d still had some of their incredible bread to wipe both dessert bowls clean! A winner on all fronts!

menu cover
menu cover
menu
menu
wine front
wine front
wine back
wine back
bread selection
bread selection
Codfish soup with spider crab
Codfish soup with spider crab
table lighting
table lighting
fried soft shell crabs, artichoke and fries
fried soft shell crabs, artichoke and fries
Linguini with fresh lobster ragu and
Linguini with fresh lobster ragu and “puntarelle”
Adriatic Monkfish wrapped in pancetta,
Adriatic Monkfish wrapped in pancetta, “Gialet” beans and chips
fried artichokes and artichoke bottoms
fried artichokes and artichoke bottoms
dessert menu
dessert menu
one of the many fun waiters
one of the many fun waiters
dessert drinks menu
dessert drinks menu
Grappa and cinnamon flavored semifreddo with meringued pine nuts
Grappa and cinnamon flavored semifreddo with meringued pine nuts
Dark chocolate cake with spicy chocolate sauce
Dark chocolate cake with spicy chocolate sauce
peek in the kitchen
peek in the kitchen

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