Restaurants

Top Choice Modern Italian in San Marco

Ristorante Quadri

When it comes to Venetian glamour, nothing beats this historic Michelin-starred restaurant overlooking Piazza San Marco. A small swarm of servers greets you as you're shown to your table in a room decked out with si…
Top Choice Italian in San Marco

Ai Mercanti

With its pumpkin-coloured walls, gleaming golden fixtures and jet-black tables and chairs, Ai Mercanti effortlessly conjures up a romantic mood. No wonder dates whisper over glasses of wine from the vast selection b…
Top Choice Venetian in San Marco

Bistrot de Venise

Indulge in some culinary time travel at this fine-dining bistro where they've revived the recipes of Renaissance chef Bartolomeo Scappi. Dine like a doge in the red-and-gilt dining room on braised duck with wild app…
Top Choice Bakery in San Marco

Marchini Time

Elbow your way through the morning crush to bag a warm croissant filled with runny apricot jam or melting Nutella. Everything here is freshly baked, which is why the crowd hangs around as croissants give way to foca…
Top Choice Gelato in San Marco

Suso

Indulge in gelato as rich as a doge, in original seasonal flavours like marscapone cream with fig sauce and walnuts. All Suso’s gelati are locally made and free of artificial colours; gluten-free cones are available…
Venetian in San Marco

Osteria da Carla

Diners in the know duck into this hidden courtyard, less than 100m from Piazza San Marco, to snack on cicheti (Venetian tapas) at the counter or to sit down to a romantic meal. The surroundings are at once modern an…
Venetian in San Marco

Rosticceria Gislon

Serving San Marco workers since the 1930s, this no-frills rosticceria (roast-meat specialist) has an ultramarine canteen counter downstairs and a small eat-in restaurant upstairs. Hot to trot you'll find arancini (r…
Bakery in San Marco

Rosa Salva

With just-baked strudel and reliable cappuccino, Rosa Salva has provided Venetians with fresh reasons to roll out of bed for over a century. Cheerfully efficient women working the spotless counter supply gale-force …
Venetian in San Marco

Trattoria Da Fiore

Rustic-chic decor sets the scene for excellent Venetian dishes composed of carefully selected seasonal ingredients from small Veneto producers. The restaurant is justly famous for its seafood dishes. Next door, the …
Sandwiches in San Marco

Culto Caffe Cioccolato

This elegantly furnished snack bar overlooking Piazza San Marco has one of the best views in the city. Fuel up on a sandwich or a coffee while enjoying the same panorama as Napoleon. A cappuccino will set you back €…