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...
Calle dell'Ochialer 436 · interesting places nearby
Search out this authentic neighbourhood osteria for some of the best cicheti (bar snacks) in town. Armed with ingredients from the nearby Rialto market, father-son team Francesco and Matteo serve miniature masterpieces such as poached white asparagus with seasoned pancetta, and otrega (butterfish) crudo with mint-and-olive-oil marinade.
Even with copious prosecco, hardly any meal here tops €20 or falls short of five stars.