Now, I know that I said one of my favorite hobbies is to find hole-in-the-wall reasonably priced restaurants, but sometimes we gotta treat ourselves. That’s exactly what we did in Venice. La Bitta, a rad and cute, but expensive (as in €€€ on Yelp) restaurant, made especially for those who don’t like fish. Located on Calle Lunga San Barnaba 2753A 30123 Venezia.
La Bitta has seatings at 7 and 9 pm, and they recommend making a reservation – we did not know this. But we were lucky enough to stroll on in and convince the waiter to seat us. He instructed us that we needed to be done within 2 hours, and we knew that was feasible. The staff was very friendly, our waiter even helped us out with our Italian and was very patient with us. For our antipasti, we had an avocado salad with prociuto and various salamis, taglietelle pasta for our primi patti, and a filet wrapped in bacon for our second dish.
Everything was perfect. The texture of the pasta mixed with the delicious beef sauce just melts in your mouth. Everything is fresh and made with extra care – our waiter checked on us to make sure everything was great (rare in Italy). Steak, I looove steak. Steak and bacon?How does it get any better than that?
This pretty much concluded our night because Venice does not have much of a nightlife. We asked around, but every recommendation sounded like a normal bar with an expensive cover (not entirely worth it after a delicious meal that cost me my entire budget). So we hung out at our hostel with its three British owners. One reminded us of a male version of Fat Amy from Pitch Perfect, LOL. Fat Amy invited us to play King’s Cup which was hilarious and made up for Venice’s lack of nightlife.