Bars & Restaurants

Gourmet Guide to Venice

November 2, 2017

Venice is high on many traveller’s bucket lists with it’s breathtaking scenery around every corner.  It manages to maintain it’s Italian charm even though 70% of the people crowding the streets are tourists.  Since it’s so overwhelmed by tourism, it can be easy to go wrong with restaurants by spending a fortune on bad food.


It’s best to avoid the tourist traps and dine were the traditional Italians take their cuisine very seriously.  Of course, there are tons of amazing hotels that are promising for delicious food, but there are also many restaurants and trattorias throughout the city that can lure you in.  Through the winding canals, the cobbled streets and up and over the tiny bridges, this post will help you discover the best Venetian dining spots in town.


1. Ostaria Boccadoro : This fish-focused restaurant is located on a quiet square and offers traditional Venetian dishes using only fresh ingredients in a rustic atmosphere with a lovely terrace.

2. Locanda Cipriani : Just 30 minutes from the center of Venice, you’ll need to take a boa to Torcello Island to dine at this romantic hideaway.  There are 3 indoor dining rooms and 1 outdoor terrace with a garden that opens from early spring to late autumn.

3. Antiche Carampane : Although tricky to find, this family run eatery is one of the oldest trattorias in all of Venice.  It’s located near the Rialto Bridge and has an extensive list of celebrity clientele.

4. La Zucca : Zucca means pumpkin in Italian so the main ingredient in most of their dishes is non other than pumpkin.  It’s a small charming restaurant near the Santa Croce district.

5. Corte Sconta : Away from the crowds, this restaurant’s inner courtyard covered in vines is one of the nicest places to dine al fresco in the city.

6. Il Refolo : Good pizza is surprisingly hard to find in Venice but this upmarket pizzeria in San Giacomo dell’Ornio is sure to delight. The menu is small, focusing on mostly pizza plus some small plates and light seafood dishes.

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