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Ristorante Venanzio

Piazza Palestro 3, 54033 Colonnata, Italy
+39 0585 758033
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
4 weeks ago
“Good food served with hospitality ”
21 Jul 2016
“THE place to eat after touring the mines!”
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All hours
CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Value
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LOCATION
Piazza Palestro 3, 54033 Colonnata, Italy
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1 - 10 of 251 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by a local guide of the Carrara marble quarry. Her recommendation was excellent (just like her tour). We arrived for lunch at a busy time, but were welcomed and quickly seated. The menu's grouped assortment of antipasti items was just right...More

Thank Bobmilw
Reviewed 22 July 2016

We were dropped in Colonnata by our guide after touring the marble mines. She suggested that we try this little family place, and we were so glad we did! Although we struggled with language a bit, the owner was so kind and so forgiving of...More

1  Thank Pecadora
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

What a nice cozy restaurant, with a peacock welcomimg us in front of it, The food is tasty and fresh, especially the pasta. I usually avoid eating lardo, but not this one, it was very tasty and way better than what I used to eat

Thank Gaby-Khoriaty
Reviewed 25 October 2015

Came upon it by accident and found it delightful. It is in the center of a small town and we enjoyed exploring the town after having lunch. We loved the cheese plate but did not like the house wine. We ordered a bottle of local...More

Thank Ken J
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Very tasty family restaurant. Local lard is a must to try. Also great local pasta. Very nice ambience and service.

Thank anvas
Reviewed 21 April 2014 via mobile

Very good place that I appreciated again coming here with the family during Easter holiday The hospitality is warm and the ambience is special with photos of the marble caves and the human work within this marble tradition. The menu is centered on lardi di...More

1  Thank SCaboto
Reviewed 1 November 2013

Relatively close to my home base of Carrara while in Italy, but well worth seeking out if you're anywhere in the area. We've visited at various times of the year; the Lardo, is, of course, fantastic- creamy, perfectly seasoned, so tender that it melts in...More

Thank afv123
Reviewed 24 September 2013

Nice restaurant in the main square of the village. Good service and nice people although some of our party were well known to them, which helped. Selection of anitpasti were great, especially the Lardo which they get from a "special source", I was told. But...More

Thank Andy D
Reviewed 11 September 2013

One of our very favorites, Venanzio combines the divine food, splendid location up above Carrara, wonderful welcoming of Roberto, with partner, Alessio (amazing chef) and Anna, Roberto's wife. We love the choice aperitivi (see pictures), the red house wine...well, we love everything we have ever...More

Thank soncijo
Reviewed 5 May 2013

we drove to here in a dark rainy night from Versilia up to the marble mountains. the trip itself is unique because you drive in narrow roads surrounded of hgh white mountains as it is snow but it is indeed arble. you reach a small...More

Thank SCaboto
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$41 - US$69
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Buffet
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 14:30
Monday
19:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 14:30
Tuesday
19:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 14:30
Wednesday
19:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 14:30
Friday
09:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:30
Saturday
09:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Palestro 3, 54033 Colonnata, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Massa Carrara  >  Colonnata
  • Phone Number: +39 0585 758033
Description
The restaurant is located in the heart of the Apuane Alps,in the main square of Colonnata. Our cuisine is a blend of culinary traditional and innovative and delicious flavors, such as the "ravioli with wild herbs" or "rabbit stuffed with lardo with sliced ​​almonds." We organize buffet, working lunch and we have a lot of proposals for groups. The restaurant has two dining rooms, one indoor (50-seat) and one outdoor gazebo (20-seat) in the main square of marble.
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