Posted on 05 / 23 / 2009
After the raving reviews, I wanted to try it, since in Venice, it is very easy to get a bad meal...almost every meal is bad! Unfortunately, perhaps I went to Ganeshji on a bad day, but the experience was disappointing. They were extremely busy, and had just the owner and her manager catering to at least 10 tables. This is a typical Indian restaurant... nothing special. The naan and the parathas were under done and almost half cooked. The subzis were not too bad. However, 2 things left a bad taste. When we got the bill, we saw a cover charge of 2.5 Euro per person. This was not mentioned any where at the entrance or on the menu. In 4 days and 8 meals in venice, we did not encounter a cover charge when we had a full meal. A cover charge is normally adjusted against the bill. But it was not done here. Secondly, their door and the inside were plastered with all credit card signs. Yet, we I wanted to pay with my card, they claimed the machine was not working. It is almost impossible, that in this day and age, both Amex and Mastercard / Visa machines would not be working at the same time.
Lastly, I am not sure why this restaurant is listed in Happy Cow. As I said this is a typical Indian restaurant with meat items as well. In that case, this site would be inundated with hundreds of Indian restaurants in almost every city!
Only Indian Restaurant in Venice
Cover charge, Credit cards not accepted, Breads were under cooked