Popular dining out

One of the most popular restaurants in Venice is the Brek Ristorante. Why? Fresh, hot quality food, low prices, very fast service. How do they do this?

It’s a self-service restaurant, which seemed to be quite common in Italy – and for good reason. It’s better than say, a buffet, because the servers are cooking the pasta (hey, this is Italy) right in front of you. Fresh and hot. You pick and choose which pasta dishes you want made for you on the spot – the favorite being the “the combination of the top three specials of the day”.

Then you pick your choice of bread for 25 cents. Believe me, I’d rather pay for fresh bread than get the ‘free’ ones here in the U.S.

Total: Under $5. Every CoolTown should have one of these!