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, 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.
Phone: +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€€€
Phone: +39 041 720 744
Canalside spot in Cannaregio, casual ambience, delicate flavors to be enjoy sitting on the patio.
Fondamenta de la Sensa, 3272, 30121 Venezia VE
Phone: +39 041 524 1570
Cosy Osteria, famous for its vegetarian options, a rarity in Venice. Picturesque canal setting. Book in advance.
Santa Croce 1762, 30135 Venezia VE
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.
San Polo 2908, 30125 Venezia VE
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.
San Polo, 2202, 30125 Venezia VE
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.
Rio Terà de le Carampane, 1911, 30125 Venezia VE
Phone: +39 041 277 0688
In the magical backdrop of Campo Sant’Angelo, it is a small corner of Amalfi in Venice, with great al fresco dining experience.
San Marco, 3808, 30124 Venezia VE
Vini Da Arturo€€€€
Phone: +39 041 528 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.
San Marco 3656, 30173 Venezia VE
Phone: +39 041 241 2785
Fresh-made pasta and tasty fish dishes, along pretty Calle De La Mandola. Probably the best family-friendly atmosphere in Venice.
Calle de la Mandola, 3648, 30124 Venezia VE
Phone: +39 041 522 7024
Dazzling vine-roofed hidden courtyard, traditional cuisine, it has the best spot to watch the gondolas go by.
Calle del Pestrin, 3886, 30122 Castello, Venezia VE
Osteria Enoteca Ai Artisti€€€
Phone: +39 041 523 8944
Impeccable food, intimate setting, seasonal dishes, superbe wine cellar.
Fondamenta Toletta, 1169, 30123 Venezia VE
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.
Calle de la Pescaria, 3968, 30122 Venice VE
Phone: +39 041 523 8269
Modern cosy atmosphere and affordable creative menu.
Calle Fuseri, 4346/a, 30011 San Marco,Venezia VE
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.
Dorsoduro, 3778, 30125 Venezia VE
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.
Orient Experience I Rio Terà Farsetti, 1847, 30121 Venezia VE Orient Experience II Dorsoduro 2920, 30121 Venezia VE
Phone: +39 041 715 394
Elegant osteria where the liveliness of a typical Venetian restauranti is combined with sofisticated cuisine. Simplicity, conviviality, products quality.
Santa Croce, 231, 30135 Venezia VE
Phone: +39 041 527 2281
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€€
Phone: +39 041 275 0570
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
Phone: +39 041 220 6517
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
Phone: +39 375 599 7676
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€€
Phone: +39 041 524 6066
Matchless Aperitivo hotspot, one of the most amazing crostini counter with fresh combinations.
Fondamenta dei Ormesini, 2754, 30121 Venezia VE
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.
Sestiere San Polo, 436, 30125 Venezia VE
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.
Fondamenta Nani, 992, 30123 Dorsoduro, Venezia VE
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.
Calle de la Bissa, 5482, 30124 Venezia VE
Cà D’oro alla Vedova€€
Phone: +39 041 528 5324
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€€
Phone: +39 041 524 6789
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€€
Phone: +39 041 241 3519
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
Phone: +39 041 347 829 3158
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: +39 347 846 9728
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 RossoPhone: +39 041 528 7998
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
Phone: +39 346 834 0660
Perfect example of an old style bacaro: little sandwich, glass of wine and so!
Campo Bella Vienna, 213, 30125 Venezia VE
Phone: +39 041 722 924
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
Phone: +39 041 275 0044
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 & SWEET STORE
Pasticceria TonoloPhone: +39 041 523 7209
A real institution in Venice, is an essential stop to taste its frittelle and focaccia during the Carnival.
Calle S. Pantalon, 3764, 30123 Venezia VE
Suso GelatotecaPhone: +39 348 564 6545
Constantly creating new flavours and combinations. Best ingredients and natural products only. No artificial colorants.
Calle della Bissa, 5453, 30124 San Marco, Venezia VE
Pasticceria RizzardiniPhone: +39 041 522 3835
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 DidovichPhone: +39 041 523 0017
A coffee and a pastry, or a savory snack in a bright and peaceful campo.
Campo Santa Marina, 5908, 30122 Venezia VE
VizioVirtù CioccolateriaPhone: +39 041 275 0149
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 ColussiPhone: +39 041 523 1871
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 NicoPhone: +39 041 522 5293
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’oroPhone: +39 041 522 8982
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
CiboPhone: +39 041 523 2682
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 ParmigianoPhone: +39 041 520 6525
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 MascariPhone: +39 041 522 9762
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 PavanPhone: +39 333 833 8535
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 FornaretoPhone: +39 041 720 086
In Cannaregio, bread in all its shapes and variations in a small neighborhood bakery.
Calle del Forno, 2668, 30121 Venezia VE
MajerPhone: +39 041 524 6737
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