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Restaurants in Venice
L'Osteria di Santa MarinaPrice: Expensive
The menu at this charming osteria, offers a wide range of appetizers, including soused, boiled or “saor” (classic Venetian specialty) raw fish. Handmade pasta is served with seasonal fruits of the gardens from the Veneto region, while main courses range from fried foods to grilled fish.Address:
Tel: +39 41 528 5239.
Osteria Oliva NeraPrice: Moderate
Run by the friendly husband and wife team of Isabella and Dino, this fine restaurant offers local fish and seafood and classic Venetian dishes like stuffed fried zucchini flowers. The owners go out of their way to make every guest feel welcome and the restaurant’s own olive oil makes an excellent memento.Address:
Tel: +39 41 522 2170.
Il CanovaPrice: Expensive
Boasting one of the grandest dining rooms in the whole of Venice, with space for only 65 guests, Il Canova offers an intimate setting and personal service that is second to none. The food is a true reflection of the Mediterranean, while the wine collection is chosen to complement each course.Address:
Tel: +39 41 528 9840.
Oro RestaurantPrice: Expensive
In the Belmond Hotel Cipriani, newly opened Oro manages to strike a balance between elegant fine dining and warm, family-like hospitality. The menu by Michelin-starred chef, Davide Bisetto, is an explosion of flavour combinations and highest quality produce. Its Venetian Lagoon views are also stunning.Address:
Tel: +39 41 240 801.
Osteria BoccadoroPrice: Moderate
Away from the main tourist streets, this is the place to go to experience some innovative Venetian cuisine. With modern photography adorning its smart grey walls, the decor is unusually contemporary for Venice. Try the platter of fish carpaccio, mixed fried fish or the squid ink seafood pasta.Address:
Tel: +39 41 521 1021.
Trattoria Antica BessetaPrice: Moderate
Venice’s oldest trattoria is located a few minutes from Piazzale Roma station, but is definitely off the beaten tourist track. A favourite among the locals, the Mediterranean food here is simple but is often styled like a piece of art.Address:
Tel: +39 41 721 687.
Trattoria alla MadonnaPrice: Cheap
This bustling trattoria is good value. At lunch it’s a great informal place to tuck into a bowl of pasta with fagioli beans. In the evening, the more serious dining gets under way, with seafood specialities such as black squid with polenta and octopus on the menu.Address:
Tel: +39 41 522 3824.
Ristorante GiorgionePrice: Cheap
Spaghetti alla busara con scampi (scampi in tomato sauce) and spaghetti vongole (spaghetti with clams and white wine) are two of the best dishes served in this bustling restaurant, where most diners sit outside watching the action on the wide Via Garibaldi. The menu is packed with other Venetian specialities – including an owner who likes to sing Venetian songs.Address:
Tel: +39 41 522 8727.
Al Giardinetto da SeverinoPrice: Cheap
This intimate restaurant is popular with local gondoliers and has been run by the same family for over half a century. Housed in a 15th-century chapel, Al Giardinetto boasts vaulted ceilings, a frescoed fireplace and a menu of Venetian staples. Grab a table in the vine-covered courtyard during summer.Address:
Tel: +39 41 528 5332.