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 Dorsoduro

Estro

Estro is anything you want it to be: wine bar, aperitivo pit stop, or sit-down degustation restaurant. The 500 wines – all of them naturally processed – are chosen by young-gun owners Alberto and Dario, whose passio…
Top Choice Pastries in Dorsoduro

Pasticceria Tonolo

Long, skinny Tonolo is the stuff of local legend, a fact confirmed by the never-ending queue of customers. Ditch packaged B&B croissants for flaky apfelstrudel (apple pastry), velvety bignè al zabaione (marsala …
Venetian in Dorsoduro

Osteria Ai Do Farai

Venetian regulars pack this wood-panelled room, hung with nautical photographs and illustrations. The house mixed antipasto is a succulent prologue to dishes like pasta with shellfish and sweet prawns; herb-laced, g…
Italian in Dorsoduro

Enoteca Ai Artisti

Indulgent cheeses, exceptional nero di seppia (cuttlefish ink) pasta, and tender tagliata (sliced steak) drizzled with aged balsamic vinegar atop rocket are paired with exceptional wines by the glass by your graciou…
Venetian in Dorsoduro

Da Codroma

In a city plagued by high prices and indifferent eating experiences, da Codroma wears its Slow Food badge of approval with pride. Chef Nicola faithfully maintains Venetian traditions here, serving up boiled baby oct…
Italian in Dorsoduro

Pane, Vino e San Daniele

Artists can’t claim they’re starving any more after a meal in this wood-beamed trattoria, a favourite of art students and professors alike. Settle in to generous plates of gnocchi with truffle cheese, Veneto game su…
Sandwiches in Dorsoduro

Bar alla Toletta

Midway through museum crawls from Accademia to Ca' Rezzonico, Bar Toletta satisfies starving artists with lip-smacking, grilled-to-order panini (sandwiches), including prosciutto crudo (cured ham), rocket and mozzar…
Ristorante in Dorsoduro

Ristorante La Bitta

Recalling a cosy, woody bistro, La Bitta keeps punters purring with hearty rustic fare made using the freshest ingredients – no fish, just meat and seasonal veggies. Scan the daily menu for mouthwatering options suc…
Venetian in Dorsoduro

Ai Quattro Feri

Adorned with artworks by some well-known creative fans, this honest, good-humoured osteria (casual tavern) is well known for its simple, classic seafood dishes like al dente spaghetti con seppie (with cuttlefish), g…