Venetian Tiramisu

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This is going to be a simple review and “Oh my goodness, it is so delicious” kind of post, with a bit of history thrown in.

Many sources say that the tiramisù was invented in the 1960s in the region of Veneto, Italy, at the restaurant “Le Beccherie” in the city of Treviso, which is nearby Venezia. The “dolce” is claimed to have first been created by a confectioner named Roberto Linguanotto, owner of “Le Beccherie” and his apprentice, Francesca Valori, whose maiden name was Tiramisu. (read the whole article here, in Italian)

So yes! I wanted to try the tiramisù in Venice, because I remember trying it ten years ago in Venice too, and it was honestly the best one I have ever eaten. Of course, I could not find the one I tried ten years ago, so I went on TripAdvisor to find the best in 2016, in this beautiful city that is Venezia.

The place is called I Tre Mercanti (Three Merchants) and it was first empty when we have arrived, so we went on and just got the traditional tiramisù (“classico” on the menu).

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The lovely guy who was at the counter spoke perfect English, I even thought he was either from the UK or from Australia. Also, as a true un-professional I did not ask for his name, even though I asked for his photo. And I could kick myself for that. To be completely honest, I also did not ask what his name was, because I was a bit shy. I was invading his privacy already, with my camera in his face, so asking more questions seemed almost impossible at the time.

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So about the tiramisù !

It was mind-blowingly delicious. The classico went absolutely wonderful and I wish I had some more every day. Just look at these perfect tubs of heaven!

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Looking at the photos makes me drool right now, I am literally really bad at describing foods, but I sure can say they tasted wonderful, because I have been to many different cafes and restaurants, tried many different dishes and foods, high-end or high street, and I legitimately can distinguish a not so good one from a terrific one. I wish you knew how many reviews I don’t write just because I didn’t like what I ate at that place, because I usually don’t dish the places I don’t like.

This one is a must-have when you’re in Venice, moreover, if you have any recommendations about other places that do tiramisù the same magical way they do it here, shoot me an e-mail, and I might include it here.

So they do have the traditional Italian dessert here, but they also do other flavours, which I will hopefully try in the nearest future!

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I Tre Mercanti (Three Merchants) of Venice make their own tiramisù in house. Right here. If you come in the morning, you’ll see the classic Venetian dessert being made with a light indulgent coffee soaked biscuit sponge and some vin santo probably.

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Besides the tiramisù they also sell (and I believe make) wines and coffees, along with different sweets too. Make sure to get something as a souvenir for your loved ones at home, if you don’t live in Venice.

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I also got chatting with some Chinese tourists who also came from TripAdvisor. I was only exclaiming what a shame it was that I couldn’t get any dolce with me (to Russia that is), because they do offer a takeaway.

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We came, we ate, we left. I left with a sense of a huge accomplishment as eating tiramisù in Venezia was something I have been dreaming of doing for ten years now. I took one more photo of the Three merchants and decided I’ll be back one day (and take a better camera with me).

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And here is where you can eat your takeaway dolce if you don’t want to stand inside.dsc_8627

I Tre Mercanti is located at Campo della Guerra, 5364, 30122 Castello, Venezia VE

Check out their website to get more information http://www.itremercanti.it/

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Thank you for reading x

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  1. Charles Quinn
    September 28, 2016 / 00:33

    I’m starving and I read your review. Just driving me crazy. You did a perfect job describing and photographing this wonderful treat. Am going out the door to a dinner and am going to change my booking from Greek to Italian. Thank you. Dear Olga. xoxox
    Charles

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