Restaurants

Top Choice Venetian in Dorsoduro

Riviera

Seafood connoisseurs concur that dining at GP Cremonini’s restaurant is a Venetian highlight. A former rock musician, GP now focuses his considerable talents on delivering perfectly balanced octopus stew, feather-li…
Top Choice Venetian in San Polo & Santa Croce

All’Arco

Search out this authentic neighbourhood osteria (casual tavern) for the best cicheti (bar snacks) in town. Armed with ingredients from the nearby Rialto Market, father-son team Francesco and Matteo serve miniature m…
Top Choice Venetian in San Polo & Santa Croce

Antiche Carampane

Hidden in the once-shady lanes behind Ponte delle Tette, this culinary indulgence is a trick to find. Once you do, say goodbye to soggy lasagne and hello to a market-driven menu of silky crudi (raw fish/seafood), su…
Top Choice Venetian in Vicenza

Sòtobotega

Drop into cult-status deli Gastronomia Il Ceppo for picnic provisions, or head down into its cellar for sensational sit-down dishes like expertly-crafted, bigoli (a type of pasta) with the sauce of the day, or the s…
Top Choice Osteria in Treviso

Osteria Dalla Gigia

This friendly and authentic snack bar is a great place to rub shoulders with locals. Everyone crams in to enjoy the legendary mozzarella alla Gigia, a tiny deep-fried sandwich filled with molten mozzarella and eithe…
Top Choice Modern Italian in Soave

Locanda Lo Scudo

Just outside the medieval walls of Soave, Lo Scudo is half country inn and half high-powered gastronomy. Cult classics include a risotto of scallops and porcini mushrooms, though – if it's on the menu – only a fool …
Top Choice Venetian in San Polo & Santa Croce

Osteria Trefanti

La Serenissima's spice trade lives on at simple, elegant Trefanti, where a dish of marinated prawns, hazelnuts, berries and caramel might get an intriguing kick from garam masala. Furnished with old pews and recycle…
Top Choice Venetian in Valpolicella

Enoteca della Valpolicella

Gastronomes flock to the town of Fumane, just a few kilometres north of San Pietro in Cariano, where an ancient farmhouse has found renewed vigour as a rustically elegant restaurant. Put your trust in gracious owner…
Top Choice Gelato in Treviso

Gelateria Dassie

No one should leave Treviso without savouring an award-winning gelato by Stefano Dassie, one of Italy's top gelatisti. The Dassie family have a 45-year tradition of gelato production, but Stefano has taken things to…
Top Choice Bakery in Cannaregio

Pasticceria Dal Mas

Our favourite Venetian bakery-cafe sparkles with mirrors, marble and metal trim, providing a fitting casket for the precious pastries displayed within. Despite the perpetual morning crush, the efficient team dispens…