Grancaffè Quadri

Top choice cafe in San Marco

Powdered wigs seem appropriate inside this baroque bar-cafe, serving happy hours since 1638. During Carnevale, costumed Quadri revellers party like it’s 1699 – despite prices shooting up to €15 a spritz. Grab a seat on the piazza to watch the best show in town: the sunset sparking the basilica's golden mosaics ablaze.