CoVino, Venice, 4/13/17

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This is a second visit to CoVino, a really small place of only 7 tables for 2.  American music of the 60’s plays in the background.  They offer a 2 or 3 course lunch special as well as a la carte options and an interesting selection of wines and beer.  Reservations are a must but not overly hard to obtain.  The menu is small and the service is attentive and friendly with the open kitchen taking up a good part of the room.  Unfortunately I learned that the chef that was there last fall is no longer and the present ones don’t seem to have his touch.  The dishes were fine but not outstanding, however the manager’s personality is so charismatic you really want to like the place.  Don’t get me wrong, it’s a good place but last time the food just reached a much higher note.  Another problem is the portion sizing.  Choices vary a good bit on size and heaviness and it would seem that some indication of this variation would be helpful in the ordering process.   Continue reading