Lineadombra- Venice

Lineadombra looked like a real gem as soon as I’d read the menu and realized it was just a fifteen minute walk from the hotel who also recommended this intimate place. I got all dolled up for my solo date night, starting with an apertivo at Antinoos Lounge, and even shoved my broken toes into a real shoe for the quick stroll (terrible idea).

The resto featured a large terrace and even in my reservation confirmation said be prepared to sit outside which seemed a bit surprising for early March, but my sweater dress and I were ready. The surprise was that the terrace was closed and the intimate restaurant wasn’t even full on a Friday night. Happy to sit inside and have a leisurely meal, I was greeted with a gorgeous glass of Franciacorta and an amuse bouche of squash puree topped with a dab of bacalao.

This extensive bread basket was sadly all very dry. At least the Franciacorta was lovely.

For the starter I was torn between several things, but with the waiter’s recommendation opted for the crudo. I was a little surprised it was just that crudo, with salt, olive oil, and lemon on the side, like a build your own appetizer situation. Nice and fresh, but very light.

My main was the octopus which was grilled and situated artfully between some almond-granoly type bits and blistered tomatoes. It was beautiful, but the octopus was a bit tough and bland. I was a little disappointed in this one.

Dessert was a small tiramisu with a liquid center. The concept was fun, but again, I found this a bit lacking in flavor. I watched a couple share this and they didn’t even finish it between the two of them, which I suppose should have been a sign for me to steer clear. The waiter also brought me a local digestif which was served on ice with an orange peel which made for a refreshing end to a meal that mostly consisted of wine.

While dinner was artistic, though certainly not the greatest, the view on my walk home was certainly a thing of beauty.



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