Osteria Trefanti

Venetian in San Polo & Santa Croce

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 recycled copper lamps, it's the domain of Sam Metcalfe and Umberto Slongo, whose passion for quality extends to a beautifully curated selection of local and organic wines.

The space is small and deservedly popular, so book ahead, especially later in the week.