Hard Rock Cafe Venice Reviews
Another great Hard Rock Oct 15, 2011
As always I love the Hard Rock Cafes and have to visit one as soon as I have to opportunity.
The Hard Rock Cafe in Venice is located literally behind St. Mark's Square, the main tourist attraction in the city. The cafe, said to be the smallest Hard Rock Cafe in Europe, is located in a beautiful and historic old building, with windows from which you can admire the parked gondolas outside and the tourist trying to enter them. As this is the main gondola stop point for tourists you'll often see a lot of funny things looking at the people in the que.
The cafe is decorated in Venetian style and has a beautiful lamp made in the Murano glass factory.
I went to the Hard Rock in Venice to get some dinner and quickly got a table and was shown upstairs to a table. As soon as I got up I noticed the staff was dancing and singing and was generally in a great mood. My waiter was a young man that shook everybody's hand and was probably the most polite man I've ever met. I even heard the table next to me commenting on this... :D
The food was great as always. Made to order as it should be. Drinks was amazing and the bartender lacking my the spirits to make my drink sent the waiter up to check if I would accept another spirit in the drink. Tasting it I would never have noticed, but Kudos for asking.
When asking for the dessert menu the waiter ran of and returned with a huge platter with all the great desserts they have. No menu needed there. It all looked amazing. :D
Returned the next day for another meal and ended up in the bar drinking my self "happy" before heading to the airport and heading home...
Another great visit. My waiter was a woman that danced continuously and always smiled. The bartender would make amazing drinks when I just said he could just mix up something as long as it was something good. No idea what it was..
In the merchandise shop was the only place a meet a woman working there that seemed to have a somewhat bad day. Fortunately she was not there the next day and I ended up chatting with a woman working there that traveled a lot and wondered if I had any Hard Rock pins to trade. She collected everything. My kind of girl. Crazy to the bone... ;)
So if you want something other than Italian food in Venice I highly recommend this. The staff seems amazing and probably the most cheerful I've ever met. :D
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My third HRC in the world :) Jun 19, 2010
Venice was my third HRC ever and the first outside the USA. A lot of people asked me why did I eat in an American restaurant while being in Venice, but to be honest I was fed up already by Italian food and I needed some Buffalo wings desperatedly!!!
I saw the HRC ad before taking a taxi boat to St. Giorgio's island and I immediatly knew that's the place I wanted to have lunch at. Also, the world cup was being played and I wanted to see the Netherlands-Japan game.
The ad said that the HRC was just right off St. Mark's square, but Venice streets are very confusing and it took me a bit to find it.
The place was really crowded and it was very small compared to the American HRC's I had seen. It was so packed that I didn't even check the rock memorabilia this time and I had to grab the first empty table I could find. As it was only me in the table, soon a friendly dutch couple asked me if I could share the table with them, to which of course I said yes. They were very nice and talkative, and I told them that actually I was going to visit Amsterdam in a few days, so they gave me recommendations and stuff. They told me Amsterdam also had a lot of canals, but not like Venice of course. I really enjoyed dining with them.
The waiter was really cool and weird, he could work in Austin anytime!! He spoke a little Spanish and he wanted to practice with me.
I totally had a great time in this place and I don't regret having left pizza for one day to go to this restaurant!! HRC's are always a must!! :D
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Part of the list Hard Rock Cafes I have visited! :D
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