Venice restaurants

Top Choice Venetian in Castello

Salvmeria

Fashioned from an old deli, Marco Ginepri’s cool cichetteria serves accomplished food and excellent Veneto wines by the glass. Gourmet cicheti (Venetian tapas) include fluffy baccalá (cod) on polenta, marinated shri…
Top Choice Italian in Dorsoduro

Riviera

A former rock musician, GP Cremonini now focuses his considerable talents on ensuring his top-end restaurant – Dorsoduro's finest – delivers exemplary service and perfectly cooked seafood: think homemade pasta with …
Top Choice Bakery in Cannaregio

Pasticceria Dal Mas

This historic Venetian bakery-cafe sparkles with mirrors, marble and metal trim, fitting for the pastries displayed within. Despite the perpetual morning crush, the efficient team dispenses top-notch coffee and corn…
Top Choice Venetian in Castello

Trattoria Corte Sconta

Well-informed visitors and celebrating locals seek out this vine-covered corte sconta (hidden courtyard) for its trademark seafood antipasti and imaginative house-made pasta. Inventive flavour pairings transform the…
Top Choice Venetian in Giudecca, Lido & the Southern Islands

La Palanca

Locals of all ages pour into this humble bar for cicheti (Venetian tapas), coffee and spritz. However, it's at lunchtime that it really comes into its own, serving surprisingly sophisticated fare like swordfish carp…
Top Choice Venetian in Cannaregio

Anice Stellato

Tin lamps, unadorned rustic tables and a small wooden bar set the scene for quality seafood and other Venetian specialities at this excellent canalside bacaro (bar). You can munch on cicheti (Venetian tapas) or go f…
Top Choice Seafood in Venice

Ristorante da Guido

Dine beneath the umbrella pines in Guido's garden which supplies the raw materials for the restaurant's refined dishes. At this family-run restaurant, fish arrives daily from Caorle and the Upper Adriatic where the …
Top Choice Venetian in San Polo & Santa Croce

Zanze XVI

These sophisticated culinary adventurers offer a contemporary spin on Venetian traditions. Opt for a 'surprise' five-course mare (seafood, €70) or terra (meat and local produce, €50) menu, or leap straight into the …
Top Choice Venetian in Castello

CoVino

Tiny CoVino has only 14 seats but demonstrates bags of ambition with its inventive, seasonal menu inspired by the Venetian terroir. Speciality products are selected from Slow Food Foundation producers, and the charm…
Top Choice Venetian in Cannaregio

Osteria Boccadoro

The sweetly singing birds in this campo (square) are probably angling for your leftovers, but they don’t stand a chance. Chef-owner Luciano and son Simone's creative crudi (raw seafood) are two-bite delights, and cl…