Fiaschetteria Toscana, Venice, 10/22/16

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Exterior

Fiaschetteria Toscana is a medium sized place with a display of their fresh fish on ice to greet you, and you can see the staff come get them as you order.  There is also a case of the desserts in front to equally temp you.  You’ll hear a mix of Italian and English spoken but the staff will make you feel like you are the most important visitor they’ve had all day. Our waiter Claudio waited on us during our visit several years ago and is still there providing fun and helpful service.  He was happy to split a number of our dishes so we could try more things.  

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menu cover
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Menu 1
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Menu 2
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Menu 3
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Frankie posed with the table flowers
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table set up
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wine front
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wine back
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fish display at the front
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Monkfish tails
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Scorpion fish
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Frankie checked out the breads

 

We started our meal with their grilled razor clams which had very little grit and the grilling brought our their flavor and made them a nice amount of chewy. This was amazingly good!

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grilled Our Sea’s razor clams
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another angle
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closer
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interior
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interior
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Plate collection
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Plate collection
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Frankie appreciated having Italian linens

 

We continued with spaghetti with clams that was very nicely seasoned. The pasta was cooked perfectly and the clams had just the right amount of tang – a perfect dish.

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Spaghetti with local sea shells
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as plated
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Frankie played with the bread rings

 

We then each had a monkfish tail that was grilled. These were baby monkfish sourced locally and were delicious. A nice firm texture to the fish was accompanied by a soft and terrific artichoke bottom.

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Grilled small monkfish tail from Caorle
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closer fish
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Artichoke heart veneta style
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Artichoke cut
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Frankie and some dark art
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Venetian light fixture

 

We finished savories with a scorpion fish that tasted like butter – really special. The tomato sauce was a nice sweet contrast with the olives. Another real winner.

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Fish presentation
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Local sea scorpion fish mediteranean style
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ready to eat
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Frankie liked the window pane

 

For dessert, which are made by the owner and pastry chef la Signora Mariuccia, we had a seasonal special – fresh fig tart. It had a delicious shortbread crust and a bit of custard which was topped by figs and then covered with fig sauce.  I love figs and this dish really satisfied – very good.  Double yum!

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Fig cake
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another dessert
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Caramelized apple tart (tried last visit and it was great)
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Fig cake
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another angle
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closer
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Frankie loves plants
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coffee
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Frankie was amazed at the variety of sweeteners
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Claudio with Frankie

 

One thought on “Fiaschetteria Toscana, Venice, 10/22/16

  1. As an addition, Marisa Convento, owner of Venetian Dreams, sent me a photo of #pastasfoglia *”stuff of which dreams are made of, just brought to her by la signora Mariuccia the owner! It looks yummy!

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