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.
Telefono: +39 041 2412705
Daily Slow Food products, wonderful afternoon nosh, natural wines and the right dose of humor and savoir-faire.
Osteria Anice Stellato
Phone: +39 041 720 744
Canalside spot in Cannaregio, casual ambience, delicate flavors to be enjoy sitting on the patio.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Phone: +39 041 523 8944
Impeccable food, intimate setting, seasonal dishes, superbe wine cellar.
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.
Phone: +39 041 523 8269
Modern cosy atmosphere and affordable creative menu.
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
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.
Phone: +39 041 715 394
Elegant osteria where the liveliness of a typical Venetian restauranti is combined with sofisticated cuisine. Simplicity, conviviality, products quality.
A starred trip in the tastes of the laguna. An elegant and refined location, between kitchen gardens and vineyards in the Mazzorbo Island.
Birreria la Corte
A stop for an aperitivo in campo San Polo, great pizzas with only prime ingredients and different types of excellent flour.
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.
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.
CICCHETTI & DRINKS
Bacaro Al Timon
Phone: +39 041 524 6066
Matchless Aperitivo hotspot, one of the most amazing crostini counter with fresh combinations.
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.
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
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.
Osteria da Codroma
A welcoming and authentic place where the true Venetian atmosphere lingers. Typical dishes of the local cuisine.
Ombra del Leone
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.
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.
Bacareto da Lele
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.
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.
Perfect example of an old style bacaro: little sandwich, glass of wine and so!
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.
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.
CAFÉ AND SWEET STORES
Phone: +39 041 523 7209
A real institution in Venice, is an essential stop to taste its frittelle and focaccia during the Carnival.
Phone: +39 348 564 6545
Constantly creating new flavours and combinations. Best ingredients and natural products only. No artificial colorants.
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.
A coffee and a pastry, or a savory snack in a bright and peaceful campo.
If you say chocolate in Venice you think about VizioVirtù: chocolates, cakes and cupcakes, pralines and smoking hot chocolate.
Dal Nono Colussi
For the sweet focacce “fugasse” and other delicacies of the Venetian tradition to be accompanied with a coffee at the counter.
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.
Gelateria Cà D’oro
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.
Tireless selectors of Venetian and italian excellences. A guarantee that will never fail you when you are expecting guests. Great offer of culinary souvenirs.
Casa del Parmigiano
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.
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.
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.
Panificio el Fornareto
In Cannaregio, bread in all its shapes and variations in a small neighborhood bakery.
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.