Ostaria dai Zemei

Venetian in San Polo & Santa Croce

Running this closet-sized cicheti counter are zemei (twins) Franco and Giovanni, who serve loyal regulars small bites with plenty of imagination: gorgonzola lavished with peperoncino (chilli) marmalade, duck breast drizzled with truffle oil, or chicory paired with leek and marinated anchovies. It's a gourmet bargain for inspired snacks and impeccable wines – try a crisp nosiola or invigorating prosecco brut.

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