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Osteria Cuzziol da Tizio (TV)

by Valentina Scarpa Bandelloni
Osteria Cuzziol da Tizio (TV) — Veneto Secrets

A marine oasis hidden in the hills of Susegana, the Osteria is famous for dishes based on fresh fish served among works of art and a wonderful panoramic view of the Castle of San Salvatore.

Osteria da Tizio is very famous in the area for the fish arriving daily from selected fishermen of the Venetian coast that are also the owner’s close friends, thus ensuring the freshest raw material. The restaurant is located on Colle della Vigna, boasting a panoramic view from which it is possible to admire the Castle of San Salvatore, an ancient medieval fortress and the symbol of Susegana. Tiziano Vido, called “Tizio”, the owner, was the former soul of any glam night of the coolest spots of Veneto, a past that has gained him a loyal top clientele that has been following him for many years.

Osteria Cuzziol da Tizio (TV) — Veneto Secrets

Eating, it’s incorporating a territory.

(Jean Brunhes)

At Tizio’s, the eclectic interior decor makes the restaurant welcoming and lively: multicolored fish, works of art, memorabilia and sculptures create, in fact, a bohemian atmosphere. Each object has a unique story, carefully chosen by Tizio and Paola, suggested by Giovanni, an antique dealer and close friend, or given as a gift by the many friends of this very special place. As an example, we can mention the original black majolica Stube, donated to Tizio by a well-known local entrepreneur, or the characteristic flying fishes hang up on the ceiling, made by a local iron artist and transformed into spectacular light points.

Osteria Cuzziol da Tizio (TV) — Veneto Secrets

The outdoor terrace is a unique “stage” from which you can enjoy the view over the rows of vineyards that stretch as far as the eye can see up to the center of Susegana and its castle. Built by the Counts of Collalto, the Castle of San Salvatore served for decades as a strategic military outpost. Later transformed into a private residence, it was severely damaged during the First World War. A letter from 1919 testifies to the loss of the precious frescoes by Tomaso da Modena and Pordenone that decorated the ancient oratory. Today, thanks to numerous restorations, the Castle hosts exhibitions and various cultural events, once again the protagonist of Susegana’s social life.

Osteria Cuzziol da Tizio (TV) — Veneto Secrets

The menu includes a wide selection of raw fish, many traditional recipes, as well as pleasant “seasonal” surprises such as wild salmon carpaccio, fresh oysters or grilled razor clams.
The wine cellar perfectly describes the surrounding territory by offering the finest Prosecco labels as well as a selection of the best Italian wineries and French bubbles.

Tiziano also loves to organize parties and charity evenings for the children of the Hospital of Padua as care and sensibility are a fundamental part of his Osteria’s philosophy.

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In the garden, you will spot an original red and blue boat and some briccole (the wooden poles used to build Venice) on which wooden seagulls artfully rest. It bears the same name as its owner and, when the evening falls, it is transformed into an unusual backlit bar counter, soul of the many parties organized by Tizio.

Useful Info

Osteria Cuzziol Da Tizio
Via Vigna 33
31048 Susegana, Treviso
Tel. +39 0423 949056

Starters: 8 — 15 euro
First courses: 10 — 20 euro
Second courses: 18 —  25 euro
Tasting menu: 55 euro

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