Good food contributes to the good memory of a trip. Knowing Venice also means trying its specialties, experimenting with typical dishes of the lagoon tradition, experiencing a journey of the taste that is only possible here. Not only fish, not only famous chefs and the most renowned restaurants, instead we are sure you are going to appreciate the bàcaro (bar) of the neighbourhood where you can grasp the real Venetian lifestyle. Do not forget the addresses of some deli shops where to buy and taste the best food and suggestions for a tasty break form breakfast to the evening drink. For you here are our favourite places for good food and good wine, keeping an eye on the wallet.

RESTAURANTS

Covino

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Telefono: +39 041 2412705

Daily Slow Food products, wonderful afternoon nosh, natural wines and the right dose of humor and savoir-faire.

Castello 3829a/3829, 30122 Venezia VE

Osteria Anice Stellato

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Phone: +39 041 720 744

Canalside spot in Cannaregio, casual ambience, delicate flavors to be enjoy sitting on the patio.

Wisteria

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Phone: +39 041 524 3373

Contemporary cuisine and the real flavours of the Upper Adriatic Sea. Wonderful garden with canal view, under a blooming wisteria.

La Zucca

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Phone: +39 041 524 1570

Cosy Osteria, famous for its vegetarian options, a rarity in Venice. Picturesque canal setting. Book in advance.

Osteria Da Fiore

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Phone: +39 041 721 308

Elegant and starred cuisine, with unusual dishes invented by the Chef Mara Martin. Impeccable service and excellent wine list. The real Michelin star restaurant in Venice.

Antiche Carampane

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Phone: +39 041 524 0165

Seafood based traditional menu with a modern twist. It only serves seasonal offerings from the Venetian lagoon and its surroundings.

Acqua Pazza

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Phone: 041 277 0688

In the magical backdrop of Campo Sant’Angelo, it is a small corner of Amalfi in Venice, with great al fresco dining experience.

Vini Da Arturo

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Phone: 041 528 6974

Only twenty-two seats; here meat, vegetables and top quality pasta are the stars of its cuisine. Cash only. You either love it or you hate it.

La Feluca

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Phone: 041 241 2785

Fresh-made pasta and tasty fish dishes, along pretty Calle De La Mandola. Probably the best family-friendly atmosphere in Venice.

Corte Sconta

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Phone: +39 041 522 7024

Dazzling vine-roofed hidden courtyard, traditional cuisine, it has the best spot to watch the gondolas go by.

Osteria Enoteca Ai Artisti

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Phone: +39 041 523 8944

Impeccable food, intimate setting, seasonal dishes, superbe wine cellar.

Al Covo

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Phone: +39 041 522 3812

Family owned and run since 1987. Tradition and territory, passion and freshness of locally-sourced ingredients, in a constant quest for the utmost quality.

Ai Mercanti

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Phone: +39 041 523 8269

Modern cosy atmosphere and affordable creative menu.

Estro

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Phone: +39 041 476 4914

During the day is a casual wine and cicchetti bar, at night it serves popular contemporay dishes and meat, cheese and seafood platters.

Orient Experience I e II

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Phone: +39 041 822 4337

How a young Afghan refugee has become the most interesting restaurant owner of Venice. In Cannaregio from 2012 and two years later in Campo Santa Margherita.

Zanze XVI

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Phone: +39 041 715 394

Elegant osteria where the liveliness of a typical Venetian restauranti is combined with sofisticated cuisine. Simplicity, conviviality, products quality.

Venissa

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Phone: +390415272281

A starred trip in the tastes of the laguna. An elegant and refined location, between kitchen gardens and vineyards in the Mazzorbo Island.

Fondamenta di Santa Caterina, 3, 30142 Venezia VE

Birreria la Corte

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Phone: +390412750570

A stop for an aperitivo in campo San Polo, great pizzas with only prime ingredients and different types of excellent flour.

Campo S. Polo, 2168, 30125 Venezia VE

Mirai

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Phone: +390412206517

A guarantee for those who wish to eat Japanese food in Venice. The atmosphere is very intimate and elegant, with a breath-stopping view on the Canal Grande, a few steps from the station.

Cannaregio, 146, 30121 Venezia VE

Gibran

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Phone: +39 3755997676

All the tastes of Lebanon’s cuisine in a very small space that makes you feel more than welcome. A menu that includes everyone: from the excellent meat dishes with traditional sauces to vegetarian and vegan options.

Calle del Cafetier, 6645, 30122 Venezia VE

CICCHETTI & DRINKS

Bacaro Al Timon

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Phone: +39 041 524 6066

Matchless Aperitivo hotspot, one of the most amazing crostini counter with fresh combinations.

All’Arco

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Phone: +39 041 520 5666

Just minutes from the fish market, standing-only bacaro with lunchtime vibes. Imperative snacks: folpetti, sarde in saor, pressing panini.

Cantine del Vino già Schiavi

Phone: +39 041 523 0034

Delicious variety of cicchetti all prepared by Alessandra De Respinis. Beloved hangout for artsy academics, bohemian characters, locals and gondoliers.

Sepa


Phone: +39 041 302 6336

To freshen up with a selection of local wines and beers and to not miss an authentic Venetian-style cicchetto.

Cà D’oro alla Vedova

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Phone: +390415285324

The meatballs’ fame surely will not keep your attention from the amazing cicchetti, the salted codfish and the liver cooked alla Veneziana of this inn.

Ramo Ca’ d’Oro, 3912, 30121 Venezia VE

Osteria da Codroma

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Phone: +390415246789

A welcoming and authentic place where the true Venetian atmosphere lingers. Typical dishes of the local cuisine.

Fondamenta Briati, 2540, 30123 Venezia VE

Ombra del Leone

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Phone: +390412413519

A suggestive and romantic location, where you can make a toast in front of a plate of fish, sitting on a terrace that looks on the Canal grande, across from Punta della Dogana.

Sestiere San Marco 1364, 30124 Venezia VE

Il Mercante


Phone:+393478293158

An aperitivo after dinner, looking at the Basilica dei Frari. The offer of this cocktail bar is alway polished and never ordinary. Surprising combinations in a two floor location.

Fondamenta Frari, 2564, 30125 Venezia VE

Bacareto da Lele


Phone: +393478469728

A rite for young university students, who you will see drinking after an exam or during happy hour, sitting on the steps or standing near the canal. The sandwiches are exquisite and the wine is fair-priced.

Fondamenta dei Tolentini, 183, 30100 Venezia VE

Caffè Rosso

Phone: +390415287998

Deserved break sitting at this bar’s tables in Campo S. Margherita, one of the most lifeful ones in the city. Their coffees and tramezzino sandwiches speak for themselves.

Sestiere Dorsoduro, 2963, 30123 Venezia VE

Al Mercà


Phone: +393468340660

Perfect example of an old style bacaro: little sandwich, glass of wine and so!

Campo Bella Vienna, 213, 30125 Venezia VE

Sullaluna


Phone: +39041722924

Venice’s literary cafè. A magic place where you can eat good food in tranquility, surrounded by books and music. Even sitting on the bank.

Fondamenta Misericordia, 2535, 30121 Venezia VE

Vino Vero

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Phone: +390412750044

True wine, just as true as the passion for bubbles. The care put into the selection of wine and the preparation of the cicchetti will surprise you. The ideal place for an aperitivo in Cannaregio.

Fondamenta Misericordia, 2497, 30100 Venezia VE

CAFÉ AND SWEET STORES

Pasticceria Tonolo

Phone: +39 041 523 7209

A real institution in Venice, is an essential stop to taste its frittelle and focaccia during the Carnival.

Suso Gelatoteca

Phone: +39 348 564 6545

Constantly creating new flavours and combinations. Best ingredients and natural products only. No artificial colorants.

Pasticceria Rizzardini

Phone: +390415223835

What to say about this corner of heaven? Mouth-watering pastries, coffee, little pizzas Pastine, just a bridge away from the campo S. Polo. Be careful not to miss your appointment with the Carnival frittelle.

30100 Venezia VE

Pasticceria Didovich

Phone: +390415230017

A coffee and a pastry, or a savory snack in a bright and peaceful campo.

Campo Santa Marina, 5908, 30122 Venezia VE

VizioVirtù Cioccolateria

Phone: +390412750149

If you say chocolate in Venice you think about VizioVirtù: chocolates, cakes and cupcakes, pralines and smoking hot chocolate.

Calle del Forner, 5988, 30122 Venezia VE

Dal Nono Colussi

Phone: +390415231871

For the sweet focacce “fugasse” and other delicacies of the Venetian tradition to be accompanied with a coffee at the counter.

C. Lunga S. Barnaba, 2867A, 30123 Venezia VE

Gelateria Nico

Phone: +390415225293

The legendary gianduiotto of this historic gelateria, savoured will sitting on the tables in the panoramic terrace with a view on the Giudecca island or promenading along the bank at the Zattere.

Fondamenta Zattere Al Ponte Lungo, 922, 30123 Venezia VE

Gelateria Cà D’oro

Phone: +390415228982

It is impossible not to get in here, difficult to choose between the most delicious tastes for an incredibly creamy ice-cream to walk with.

Strada Nova, 4273/b, 30121 Venezia VE

GASTRONOMIE

Cibo

Phone: +390415232682

Tireless selectors of Venetian and italian excellences. A guarantee that will never fail you when you are expecting guests. Great offer of culinary souvenirs.

Calle dei Fabbri, 4666, 30124 Venezia VE

Casa del Parmigiano

Phone: +390415206525

For more than 70 years, the best place to furnish with different types of cheese, cured meats and Venetian delicacies (and more!) If you are uncertain on what to get, let the Aliani family guide you with their expertise.

Campo Cesare Battisti/Bella Viena, San Polo 214, 30125 Venezia VE

Drogheria Mascari

Phone: +390415229762

Since 1946 in Rialto, an historic reference point. The typical colorful display window of Italian grocer’s shop, with spices, candies and dried fruits. Excellent wine selection.

381 S. POLO, Venezia, VE 30125, 30125 Venezia VE

Forno Pavan

Phone: +393338338535

The passion of the two sisters Stefania and Michela which, through this small bakery, contribute to keeping the quality of bread as high as it was in the past.

Calle del Tragheto, 28, 30125 San Polo, Venezia VE

Panificio el Fornareto

In Cannaregio, bread in all its shapes and variations in a small neighborhood bakery.

Calle del Forno, 2668, 30121 Venezia VE

Majer

Phone: +390415246737

Roasted and grinded grounds of coffee of the Majer brand, bread products with long leavening… the quality of these bakeries can be savoured at breakfast, lunch and snack breaks. In multiple places of the city.

Calle Ghetto Vecchio, 1227, 30121 Venezia VE