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09/30/2016 04:50 pm ET Updated Oct 01, 2017

Video: Dining Fine in Venice

We include half the dinners on Rick Steves Europe Tours, and for the other dinners, we set people free to enjoy meals on their own. That means we can dine in smaller places where larger groups can't fit. One of my Venice favorites is Luca's Osteria alle Testiere. Luca is a classic quality restaurateur -- look at the joy on his face as he describes the vintners who produce his carefully chosen wines as friends, and then how he cuddles up with his beloved wine drawers. The challenge of dining in Venice is finding a quality, personality-driven restaurant. It can be done, but you need a good tour guide or a good guidebook. Buon appetito!

(Follow along on my travel blog and on Facebook as I guide our Best of Europe in 21 Days Tour.)

(This post originally appeared at blog.ricksteves.com/blog/venice-restaurant.)