Antica Osteria Ruga Rialto

entertainment-nightlife / Other

Lonely Planet review

Seafood salads and classic fritto misto e pattatine (fried lagoon seafood and potatoes) – Venice’s answer to fish and chips – earn this osteria (pub) a loyal following, but drink is the common bond by night’s end. The back room doubles as a gallery for local artists, and the occasional live-music set fills the narrow alleyway with revellers.