Al Covo (update), Venice, 2/24/18

interior showing a bit of their new tables
interior showing a bit of their new tables

It hasn’t been long since Frankie’s last visit to Al Covo but she always enjoys the food and hospitality there.  Thought we’d include a few pictures of what we had that evening but warn you that we ordered primarily from the specials that evening so it may not be available when you go.  However it’s fun to watch the food evolve as does the physical facility.  This time they’d put in new seating and tables.  Always moving and that may be why it is one of the best places in Venice.  

menu in Italian
menu in Italian
Nightly specials
Nightly specials
menu in English
menu in English

 

The kitchen gift was codfish soup which was chocked full of stuff and flavor.  I devoured every bite.

cod fish soup
cod fish soup

 

For first plates we had spider crab and small shrimp and polenta pieces.  The crab was sweet with hardly any shell bits.  The small shrimp were fun too but I think I slightly preferred the crab.  The combination was a feature that evening.  We also had some fried artichokes but we were having so much fun eating I never got a photo of them but they are featured on past visits to Al Covo.

spider crab
Spider crab and lagoon baby shrimp
one more
one more
other angle
other angle
Frankie eyed the shrimp
Frankie eyed the shrimp
wine
wine
wine back
wine back

 

Scorpion fish was cooked in a bag with potatoes, tomatoes and scallops along with mixed wild rice and brought to the table still steaming in the bag.  Cut open there you were enveloped in the aromas and various wonderful odors.  It was filled with fun stuff that all blended well and was a delicious treat.

presentationof scorpion fish
presentation of scorpion fish
bag open
scorpion fish
Frankie gave it a snif
Frankie gave it a sniff

 

I couldn’t resist a piece of Diane’s dark chocolate cake for dessert.  If you like chocolate you have to get this if you get anywhere near her place.  They brought some scoops of ice cream to eat with it.

dessert menu
dessert menu
Diane's chocolate cake
Diane’s torta di puro cacao: dark chocolate cake (pure cocoa)
ice cream
ice cream

 

A tray of her wonderful cookies helped finish off another fabulous evening there.

final cookies
final cookies
after dinner drink
after dinner drink
other side
other side

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