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...
Father-son maestri Francesco and Matteo invent Venice’s best cicheti daily with Rialto Market finds. Behind marble counters, Francesco...
Do Mori information
Lonely Planet review
Lurking surreptitiously behind the kiosk-strewn tourist thoroughfare to the Rialto is this backstreet bacaro that dates from 1462 but doesn’t look a day over five centuries old, with gleaming, gargantuan copper pots hanging rather ominously overhead and incongruously dinky, dainty sandwiches called francobolli (postage stamps). Make sure to arrive early for the best selection of cicheti (€3 to €4) and local gossip (free).