Met

restaurants / Italian

Lonely Planet review

Michelin stars don’t mean much in Venice. In fact, the last French critic Venetians took seriously was Napoleon himself, and he had an army backing him up. Still, locals who would not normally patronise a hotel restaurant concede that Met chef Corrado Fasolato certainly earns his starry reputation. Moonlit lagoon panoramas and mesmerising blown-glass constellations recede once the food starts to arrive. Confident and playful takes on local game and seafood dishes might include savoury pheasant cannelloni or decadent eel-stuffed pasta that makes foie gras seem trifling. One main arrives with red wine and horseradish transformed into sorbet and gelato. Bring a hot date, a sense of adventure and a fat wallet.