Chiesa di San Giovanni Elemosinario
Hunkering modestly behind skimpy T-shirt kiosks is this soaring Renaissance brick church, built by Scarpagnino after a disastrous fire...
Antica Osteria Ruga Rialto
Seafood salads and classic fritto misto e pattatine (fried lagoon seafood and potatoes) – Venice’s answer to fish and chips – earn this...
Lurking surreptitiously behind the kiosk-strewn tourist thoroughfare to the Rialto is this backstreet bacaro that dates from 1462 but...
Lonely Planet review
Father-son maestri Francesco and Matteo invent Venice’s best cicheti daily with Rialto Market finds. Behind marble counters, Francesco wraps poached Bassano white asparagus with seasoned pancetta, while Matteo creates otrega (butterfish) crudo with mint–olive oil marinade and Hawaiian red-clay salt. Be patient: even with copious prosecco, hardly any meal here tops €20 or falls short of five stars.