From Tuesday through Thursday the 10th, twenty-one eateries in the city will be offering one price lunch or dinner deals. The Little Venice Restaurant on Chenango Street has been in operation since long before the downtown dining craze began. It's offering a mix of traditional favorites like homemade spaghetti and meat log and ravioli and new selections like chicken pizzaioli at lunch and strip steak at dinner. Third generation partner Piero Lisio says Restaurant Week attracts not only new customers.
Piero Lisio says, "One of the things we get that's a little different is people who say, 'I've come for years, but I've only ever eaten the ravioli and I've never tried anything else.' So, they try different dishes, maybe find something else they like."
Little Venice is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11:30 am until 10:00 pm. The restaurant recently began jarring its popular tomato sauce and other items. They can be purchased at Little Venice, Tom's Coffee, Cards and Gifts in Binghamton, Butcher Boys in Endicott and on line at LittleVeniceRestaurant.com. The eatery is also undergoing an expansion. Starting sometime this Summer, the dining area will be moved to the other side of the building and 3 new private party rooms will be added. And Lisio says don't worry, the 160 framed paintings will move to the new dining area as well.