Restaurants

Top Choice Venetian in Cannaregio

Dalla Marisa

At this Cannaregio institution, you'll be seated where there's room and get no menu – you'll have whatever Marisa's cooking. And you'll like it. Lunches are a bargain at €15 for a first, main, side, wine, water and …
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Le Garzette

Nestled amid gardens overflowing with red radicchio, astringent fennel, handsome pumpkins and dark-green courgettes is the rust-red agriturismo of Renza and Salvatore. Book to stay in one of the breezy first floor r…
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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

Trattoria Altanella

In 1920, fisherman Nane Stradella and his wife, Irma, opened a trattoria overlooking the Rio di Ponte Longo. Their fine Venetian cooking was so successful he soon gave up fishing and the restaurant now sustains a fo…
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All’Arco

Search out this authentic neighbourhood osteria (casual tavern) for some of the best cicheti (bar snacks) in town. Armed with ingredients from the nearby Rialto market, father-son team Francesco and Matteo serve min…
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Osteria alla Staffa

With fish fresh from the Rialto every morning and a preference for organic veg and cheese, Alberto's takes on Venetian classics have flavourful foundations. But this is home cooking with a twist: the seafood selecti…
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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…
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A Beccafico

Far from clubby pubs lining Venice's alleyways, A Beccafico basks in the sunshine of Campo Santo Stefano and open Venetian admiration. Instead of cold seafood on toast, Chef Adeli serves Sicily-size bowls of mussels…
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Il Giardinetto - da Severino

Date nights and spring feasts of primizie della primavera (the first spring vegetables) don't come better than sitting in a sea of greenery beneath Il Giardinetto's vine-covered courtyard. For over 60 years the Bast…
Top Choice Venetian in Giudecca, Lido & the Southern Islands

Al Ponte di Borgo

If you make it this far, you deserve to be rewarded with Mauretto's slap-up plates of sweet, briny crab served in its shell, garlicky bowls of vongole (clams) and pasta alla malamocchina (with mussels, tomatoes, or…