The Dirty Stall

Antiche Carampane

Posted on: October 7, 2015

Far away from the popular tourist-beaten paths that traverse Venice, you can find Antiche Carampane nestled away deep in the heart of Sestiere San Polo.

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Even though they say it’s just minutes away from the Rialto Bridge, it would probably take you much longer to find it on the account of the horrible maze of alleys and plazas that span Venice.

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That probably accounts for why it’s not heavily populated with tourists, though I did see quite a number of them turned away because they didn’t make reservations.

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The ambience is relaxed and authentic; the service is curt but friendly.

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An appetizer on the house, a cone of lightly fried tiny shrimps. Really liked this and couldn’t stop munching it down.

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A mixed platter of appetizers, fresh from the day’s catch.

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Paccheri with fresh tuna, olives and capers.

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One of the specials of the day, tagliolini with lobster.

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This is a spider crab sauce tagliolini.

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Deep fried shrimps and calamari.

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Wild local grilled seabass fillet on a bed of “Scarola” cream, olives and crispy breadcrumbs.

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Grilled local Gilthead seabream.

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2 Responses to "Antiche Carampane"

This looks amazing! I never found it and I’ve lived in Padua (a short train ride from Venice) for the last four years. Definitely going on a hunt soon!

The food is pretty good and worth seeking out but it’s better to make a reservation or high chance you might not get a seat.

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