This place is operated by the same folks behind the Hotel Cipriani and Harry's Bar (actually, by the very cosmopolitan Bonifacio Brass, nephew of Harry Cipriani). This artfully simple locanda is deliberately rustic, light-years removed from the family's grander venues. Menu items are uncompromisingly classic, with deep roots in family tradition. A good example is filetto di San Pietro alla Carlina (filet of John Dory in the style of Carla, a late and much-revered matriarch, who made the dish for decades using tomatoes and capers). Also look for carpaccio Cipriani, risotto alla Torcellana (with vegetables and herbs from the family's garden), fish soup, tagliolini verdi gratinati, and a roster of veal, liver, fish, and beef dishes.
For years the Locanda's six bedrooms have attracted those seeking an exclusive, remote retreat in an authentic Venetian inn unlike any other in the city. The price is 180€ ($252) per person with half-board. Bedrooms are air-conditioned with a phone, hair dryer, minibar, and safe.
- © Frommer's 2013
- Highly Recommended 2010