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Corte Sconta, Castello, Venice

3886 Castello
Calle del Pestrin
Italy 30122
Tel: 39 041 522 7024's insider take:

Marco Proietto's seafood restaurant near the shipyards of Castello is no secret, so you'll likely have to share it with crowds of reveling tourists and local foodies. But even if you never make it past the antipasti, you'll have a memorable meal. The selection of fresh-caught delicacies include sardele in saor (sardines in a sweet-and-sour sauce), marinated anchovies, moeche (tiny soft-shelled crabs), briny mussels, and moscardini (baby octopus). The pasta dishes are also excellent; our favorite is gnocchi with canoce (mantis shrimps). For dessert, don't miss the warm zabaglione. In good weather, dining in the leafy courtyard is wonderful (and more quiet than the dining room)—but you'll need to reserve a table a few days in advance.

Open Tuesdays through Saturdays 12:30 to 2 pm and 7 to 10 pm.

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