Osteria Ai Do Farai

Venetian in Dorsoduro

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, grilled orata (bream); and Venetian bis di saor sarde, scampi e sogliole (sardines and prawns in tangy Venetian saor marinade). Service is leisurely; bide your time with a Negroni aperitivo.