Venice Restaurant Recommendations



La Serenissima is known for its five-star dining. If you are traveling to Venice, you may wish to enjoy a meal at leisure at one of these restaurants, many of which serve traditional Venetian cuisine.

Do Forni
San Marco, 468
This trattoria has two rooms. The first has rustic and elegant
furniture, reminiscent of an ancient Venetian tavern. The other,
called “Orient Express,” has deluxe furniture and an intimate
atmosphere that resembles the dining car of the famous train
connecting Venice to Istanbul and Paris

Antica Trattoria “da FIORE” (Michelin starred)
San Marco, 3461 Calle delle Botteghe
This lovely and traditional place, which has existed since 1871,
has a family feel. Once an old Venetian tavern, Da Fiore has
become one of the city’s most famous restaurants. It offers highquality
cuisine, which is served in an elegant and refined rooms.
(Closed on Sundays and Mondays)

Quadri (Michelin starred)
Piazza San Marco, 121
Located directly above Gran Caffè Quadri, the restaurant boasts
a magnificent view of St. Mark’s Square. The atmosphere in the
dining room is elegant yet relaxed. The menu, created by chef
Massimiliano Alajmo of Le Calandre, is based on contemporary
interpretations of traditional Italian dishes. (Open daily)

Acqua Pazza
San Marco 3808 – 30124
Specializing in Amalfi cuisine, this restaurant it known for
mouthwatering pasta and Neapolitan pizza. (Closed Monday)

Corte Sconta
Castello, 3886 Calle del Pestrin
The restaurant serves seasonal products in a space more geared
to function than to form. Try the antipasti, from clams with ginger
to anchovies in marinade. Corte Sconta also has a tasting menu
with first courses such as gnocchetti with ganasséte of angler
fish and fresh peas, and meat and fish courses such as baby red
mullet. (Closed on Sundays and Mondays)

Da Ivo
Ramo dei Fuseri, 1809
Considered one of Italy’s historic places, Da Ivo was opened in
1976 by founder, Ivo Natali. Located a short walk from Piazza
San Marco, the restaurant offers superb cuisine in a refined
atmosphere. (Closed on Sundays)

Harry’s Bar (very expensive)
Calle Vallaresso
The Italian Ministry for Cultural Affairs declared this famous
restaurant and bar a national landmark in 2001. (Open daily)

Cip’s Club
Isola della Giudecca 10, 3013
The restaurant enjoys a unique panorama of St. Mark’s
Square. Cip’s Club has an inside room decorated with original
paintings, watercolors, and prints celebrating its view, one of
the best in Venice. Outside, the spacious wooden terrace is
decorated like the deck of a private yacht.

Hostaria da Franz
Sant’Antonin, 5801 – Castello
This historic establishment is one of the best seafood
restaurants in town. Located in the oldest part of Venice,
close to the Arsenale, it seats only 40 people in an intimate
atmosphere. Specialties include high-quality fish, homemade
desserts, and ice creams.(Closed on Tuesdays)

Trattoria Antiche Carampane

Trattoria Antiche Carampane, photo by Evalita on the go

Trattoria Antiche Carampane
San Polo, 1911 (30 minutes on foot from Saint Mark’s Square)
In the heart of Venice, this renowned restaurant serves
distinguished Venetian cuisine in a familial setting. The
trattoria’s warm ambience and enticing menu create a
truly memorable dining experience. (Closed on Sundays
and Mondays)

Al Covo
Castello, 3968
This small, elegant restaurant behind Riva degli Schiavoni is
known for fresh vegetables, game, and fish (with accompanying
quality certificates). (Closed Wednesdays and Thursdays; open
other days from 12:45 to 2:00 p.m. and from 7:30 to 10:00 p.m.)

Calle delle Erbe, 268
On the Island of Giudecca, this trattoria specializes in Venetian
cuisine such as spaghetti alla seppia or risotto with fish. Credit
cards are not accepted. (Closed on Sundays and Mondays)

Osteria ai Artisti
Dorsoduro1169a, Fondamenta della Toletta (30 minutes on foot
from Saint Mark’s Square)
This delightful Osteria, whose Japanese chef creates beautiful
dishes, is located between Campo san Barnaba and the
Accademia. (Closed on Sundays)

Osteria da Alberto
Calle Giacinto Gallina, Cannaregio 5401 (30 minutes on foot from
Saint Mark’s Square)
Located near the beautiful Miracoli Church, this is a good place
to come if you’re in a hurry and want a quick bite for lunch. The
counter is stocked with fried sardines, excellent meatballs,
shrimp, and cuttlefish. If you want to sit down, options include
pasta, risottos, and the famous baccalà with polenta.
(Closed on Sundays)

Osteria Orto dei Mori
Sestiere Cannaregio, 3386 (45 minutes on foot from Saint
Mark’s Square)
On the way to the Ghetto, this wonderful little restaurant close to
Tintoretto’s house serves typical Mediterranean cuisine.
(Closed on Tuesdays)

Enoteca al Bancogiro
San Polo 122, Campo San Giacometto
This enoteca, which is on the site of one Venice’s earliest trading
banks, has kept the original institution’s name. Have a glass of
wine at the bar, or sit at one of the tables outside or in the cozy
room on the first floor. Specialties include fish and excellent meat
plates. (Closed on Mondays)

Alla Madonna
San Polo 594, Calle de la Madonna
This large and informal fish restaurant near Rialto is tried,
trusted, and well loved. Always crowded, it maintains good
levels of service. (Closed on Wednesdays)

Antiche Carampane
Osteria Oliva Sestriere Castello 3417
Oliva Nera serves traditional Venetian cuisine in a friendly
family-owned atmosphere.

Alle Testiere
Calle del Mondo, Novo Castello, 5801
In the heart of Venice between Rialto and St. Mark’s Square,
this intimate restaurant honors the tradition of the city’s typical
seafood. The chef also brings an innovative touch to the menu
with dishes created with fantasy and artistic skill. Two seating
available: 7.30 p.m. and 9. 30 p.m.
(Closed on Sundays and Mondays)

Campo San Filippo e Giacomo
This well-known pizzeria also has an excellent selection of
wines. A variety of “cicheti” (bite-sized snacks and appetizers
such as meatballs, small stuffed peppers, and freshly baked
pizzette with anchovies) can be ordered at the counter.
(Open daily.)




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