Off from the touristy itineraries, this small and cosy restaurant
offers innovative cuisine, on the track of the Venetian tradition,
in a warm and friendly atmosphere. The Antica Besseta is very popular
with the Venetians, especially the professors from the nearby University
as well as curious outsiders equipped with good guidebooks.
Closed on Tuesday and Wednesday
Every single detail in this top-class restaurant is given the greatest
care: the refined atmosphere, the attentive service on the pleasant
summer terrace and in the smaller tastefully decorated dining rooms,
and of course, the superb cuisine offering traditional Venetian
and creative dishes, are crowned by the view on La Fenice Opera
Closed on Tuesday
A typical but sophisticated meeting point just behind St.Mark’s
Square. You can savour Venetian and international dishes accompanied
by the most prestigious Italian and French wines, pride of its wine
cellar, for which this restaurant is justifiably renowned.
In the old Greek orthodox district, beyond the beaten tracks you
find this “osteria”, whose name means “the hidden
courtyard”. The long marble topped counter, the oak tables,
the hand made wooden chairs with rush seating are the original old
ones. Dine in the inner courtyard. Top quality fish accompanied
by the Corte Sconta’s renowned “prosecco” (sparkling
white wine). Friendly and animated atmosphere.
Closed on Sunday and Monday
Reservation is recommended to enjoy the excellent cuisine of this
quiet restaurant, located in the inner core of the city, only few
steps from the Rialto Bridge. Elegant, knowledgeable clientele;
a lot of foreigners and good fish. The cooking ranges from traditional
foods reinterpreted in a lighter way to new dishes, which always
emphasize the most refined produce of the sea .
Closed on Sunday and Monday
The Tuscan owner and the overflowing abundance of objects hanging
on the walls gives the restaurant a pleasantly romantic and exclusive
atmosphere and contributes to its being cited in numerous international
journals. Seating is limited, and it is therefore always advisable
to book ahead. Tuscan meat specialties and fish grilled over olive
Closed on Sundays.
Well known for the excellent standard of service and for the classic
cuisine of Venice, mostly fish, personally managed by the owner,
it is one of the most renowned restaurants in Venice, with a special
atmosphere, particularly in the famous "Orient Express"
Gran Caffe' ristorante Quadri
The Quadri, in Saint Mark's Square, is proud symbol of supreme quality
gastronomy and traditional Venetian hospitality, a window onto "the
finest drawing room in the world". Founded in the 17th century,
it still keeps the heritage of its great tradition.
The Ernest Hemingway’s favourite spot in Venice is now the
most famous and the most elegant restaurant in Venice. The cuisine
is excellent and their Bellini cocktail is world known.
Closed on Monday.
On Giudecca island, the Cipriani management have opened a restaurant,
originally designed as a tearoom, next to their own bakery. They
serve much of the same sort of food as Harry's Bar, but with emphasis
on sweets and cakes, as the word "dolci" implies.
Open from April to late October. Closed on Tuesday
Because of the furniture, the atmosphere reminds a 17th century
vessel, while the chef proudly prepares typical Venetian dishes,
as well as international cuisine, accompanied by selected wines.
Established 130 years ago, this typical “bàcaro”
offers you a large selection of wines and finger food, the popular
Venetian “cichèti”. Traditionally Venetian cuisine
served in a informal and friendly atmosphere.
Closed on Sunday.
Young and friendly ambience. Warm welcome by management and staff,
most of whom comes from Sardinia. Special courses: sardines, ‘ravioli’
sauced with goat cheese, dessert with orange and saffron.
Closed on Monday.
A favourite of the poet Gabriele D’Annunzio, who included
it in one of his works. The ancient Locanda Montin provides a nostalgic
atmosphere, although frequented by groups of tourists during the
season months. Its specialties are the grilled fish from Adriatic
Sea, and the superb anger fish.
Closed on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Inexpensive restaurant and wine bar. Lively and animated atmosphere.
The Aciugheta is a sort of tavern, where Venetians love to meet
at evening. It is also known by many tourists, and in season you
may found it crowded. The cuisine is good and the prices reasonable.
Pizzas are also served here.
Trattoria Alla Rivetta
Typical restaurant serving mostly fish. Venetian home style cuisine.
Friendly atmosphere, informal service, sometimes not so attentive.
Try their specialties: fried calamari, spaghetti with clams, grilled
Located near the La Fenice Theatre, this small and warm wine bar
offers a wide selection of Italian and foreign wines. You can also
enjoy their finger food and some typical Venetian dishes. Informal
ambience, young clientele, although the prices are not so cheap.
Closed on Tuesday.