Restaurants

Top Choice Seafood in Giudecca, Lido & the Southern Islands

La Favorita

For long, lazy lunches, bottles of fine wine and impeccable service, look no further than La Favorita. The menu is as elegant as the surroundings, giant rhombo (turbot) simmered with capers and olives, spider-crab g…
Seafood in Castello

Hostaria Da Franz

Known in Venice as home to one of the best tiramisus in the world, Da Franz is also a phenomenal seafood stop (trying to get a table here during the Biennale is impossible). Two dishes spring to mind: the melt-in-mo…
Seafood in Giudecca, Lido & the Southern Islands

Ristorante da Celeste

At the far end of Pellestrina, this simple restaurant serves lagoon-fresh fish on its pontoon terrace. Go at sunset, when the rose-tinted sky kisses the glassy lagoon, and let Rossano guide you through the best dail…
Seafood in Murano, Burano & the Northern Islands

Busa alla Torre

Glassy-eyed shoppers are drawn to Murano’s classic eatery for its sunny disposition and €13 set menu. Arrive early for piazza seating with tempting views of glass showrooms, and settle in for seasonal lagoon treats …
Seafood in Murano, Burano & the Northern Islands

Trattoria al Gatto Nero

Once you’ve tried the homemade tagliolini with spider crab, whole grilled fish, and perfect house-baked Burano biscuits, the ferry ride to Burano seems a minor inconvenience – a swim back here from Venice would be w…
Seafood in Murano, Burano & the Northern Islands

Alla Maddalena

Just a footbridge away from Burano’s frantic, photo-snapping crowds are lazy seafood lunches on the island of Mazzorbo. Relax by the canal or in the garden out the back with fresh fish dishes and, during autumn hunt…