More favorite restaurants
When it comes to food and drinks, Venezia can be heaven or hell depending of your choices.
To be sure you avoid tourists venues and can enjoy Venezia at its best. Here is our list of favorite restaurants and bars.
But please, don't tell. It's insiders secrets...
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IL PARADISO PERDUTO
A neighborhood bistro you go to for the delicious cooking and for the jazz concerts.
One of the top classic Venetian restaurants, Fiascheteria Toscana offers a wide selection of local Venetian dishes.
Rustic atmosphere for this Venetian osteria. More crew fell in love with and suggest: seppie in nero, sarde in beccafico or tagliatelle with prawns and zucchini flowers!
This osteria is the oldest of the Cannaregio district.
Serving traditional Venetian cooking.
LA BOTTEGA AI PROMESSI SPOSI
One of the best spots to have a drink and cicchetti.
Excellent seafood and meat.
Five tables in the middle of a very contemporary decoration!
You will enjoy the creative cuisine of the head chef called Gianni Bonaccorsi.
OSTERIA DI SANTA MARINA
During summertime, there is the possibility to have dinner in the garden, in a quiet and romantic atmosphere.
You will find the BEST sarde in saor in town (he was judge at local Top Chef) and also a true amateur of champagne opened with his personnal saber of course...
AI DO FARAI
A stone's throw from the vaporetto stop "Ca'Rezzonico", you will find the gondolier's restaurant!
Ask Dino the specialty : the raw sea bass!
AL VECIO MARANGON
Flavourful simple dishes and refreshing!
Don't miss the fantastic brunch
(non stop between 12am and 11:30pm).
Specializes in fresh fish and seafood.
The menu changes everyday depending on fishermen's delivery.
This osteria is very popular so make a reseration, especially on the weekends!
The more romantic terrazza facing the Redentore. Excellent cuisine. A little pricey but totally worth it!
CASIN DEI NOBILI
Have a good dish in the sunny terrace and enjoy the view over the Redentore!
Suggestion: the spaguettis in scampis.
LA TAVERNA DEL FENICE
Welcome to a very upscale restaurant, just next to the world known theater della Fenice which welcome the opera and ballet...
La Taverna del Fenice is a historic restaurant which proposes excellent meat, rare enough in Venezia.
Don't miss the amazing cocktails either.
TRATTORIA ALLA MADONNA
Not far from the Rialto, this historic Venetian restaurant is always busy. It's lively atmosphere provides the perfect backdrop for the typical regional cuisine served here.
For vegetarian lovers!
Fresh vegetables dishes made with natural ingredients.
TRATTORIA ANTICHE CARAMPANE
This trattoria hidden between the Campo San Polo and the market of fishes of Rialto is the busy place of Venetian and tourists who don't like being considered as such!
The policy: "No pizza, No lasagna, No touristic menu".
The menu is exclusively with fresh fishes, vegetables, and seasonal fruits coming from the laguna.