Same bottom line for me. Even if he charged $50 per pasta I would still go lol
You saw my report on his Animal dinner, right? Things only seem to have gotten better, too.
The funny thing is that, by Venice standards, Felix is still a neighborhood spot. It has almost the same hours as Gjelina and The Tasting Kitchen (a place with a $15 Negroni ordered frequently by the regulars). It’s a place people will go regularly most likely if it catches the right traction with the right crowd. My only worry is that it almost fits the mold too much… although I find Funke’s food in another league even from Gjelina and The Tasting Kitchen, their food isn’t bad, and it’s focused on the same things: pizza, pasta, vegetables, steaks…
Hopefully, Funke and his backers are right that the denizens of Venice have a truly insatiable appetite for that type of cuisine.
Also, from the menu, Felix looks like an expanded Bucato, not even necessarily a total shift like The Spice Table going from a dark, intimate spot for a cheap, awesome meal to a massive 200-seat glowing white uber high-ceiling place with a few of its token old dishes served amidst a menu catering to taste for expensive seafood platters and Vietnamese takes on upscale brasserie fare. Cassia only has a faint resemblance to The Spice Table, whereas Felix truly seems to be Bucato 2.0.