Situated in the dynamics zone of the Rialto's
Market Antico Dolo Restaurant in Venice, the heart of the city,
l'Antico Dolo is a part of a going back building to the ' 400, having
the peculiarity to have been for centuries occupied by a brothel,
in fact the Rialto zone and close Square of S.Cassiano were the
red lights districts during the dominion of the Serenissima Republic.
The variety of the ways of access to the building from the surrounding
streets (calli), the numerous windows from which the girls showed
their tits (famous is close Bridge of the Tits, in italian Ponte
delle Tette) from the first moment render the destination use unmistakable.
According to that, that
is for being able to feed the customers tired becouse of the performances
just consumed at the upper floors, was opened the Antico Dolo in
the December of the 1434 (it has not been possible to define the
exact date) offering to the customers cured pork meats, cheeses,
but above all that course that for centuries it has always been
the true specialty of the house: the Trippa Rissa (tripe): various
types of offals boiled according to an ancient recipe that nowadays
comes among our daily courses. To the counter it was possible to
taste a glass of dry white wine coming from the near Dolo, splendid
city located in the Brenta's Coast between the province of Padova
and Venice, on the sides of which the Brenta (primary river of our
region) slides, gone back daily from the boats that used to trade
here for hundred of years, enjoying the vision of the splendid villas
along its rivers.
The New Year's Eve at Antico
Dolo in Venice
Venitian dishes: fresh products from Rialto
The menù offer many desserts to pleasantly
end your dinner
Cicheti venesiani made with fresh products not
We do offer a wide selection of italian and
Therefore that Chardonnay arrived to the Antico
Dolo, once like nowadays, and was served both for a
simple glass of wine between friends, both to accompany the delicious
courses coming from the kitchen.
We do accept
With the end of the Serenissima Republic and the successive Austrian
dominion, the market did not lose its importance and indeed it continues
to offer a wide choice of jobs to many Venetian people. All bound
to awake at three o'clock in the morning and consequently already
starved like wolves early in the morning: trippa for everybody!
Between years ' 60 and ' 70 of the ' 900, consequently to the exodus
towards Mestre that with the advent of the chemical centre of Porto
Marghera offered cheap odging , l'Antico Dolo lived a sad period until
the summer of 1989 when my family bought it undertaking to mantain
the same gastronomical line otherwise the old owner wouldn't have
never sold it.
The continuous maintenance of the same furnishing and same choice
of the dishes are a concrete promise for us aimed at the maintenance
of venetian traditions which I'd like to pass on to my daughters.
From the beginnings of ninety's we are a point of reference even
for those tourists who love the typical Venetian cooking and want
to find an elegant atmosphere for their Venetian nights. You'll
be able to choose both from menu and daily proposals of the chef.