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where to eat in venice

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where to eat in venice

I am going to venice at the end of the month on my honeymoon any suggestions where to eat

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My wife and I went to Venice a couple of years back. The best meal we had was at Trattoria Antica Bessetta in San Polo. I have posted a trip report with pictures and more details on my homepage http://gardkarlsen.com. Maybe you can find some useful information there.



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My husband and I were in Venice last month. Our best meal was at Osteria Oliva Nera, www.osteria-olivanera.com, tel 041 5222170. It was great!!! You definitely need a reservation. It is run by a husband and wife who are native Venicians, yet speak perfect English. They are funny and have designed the whole menu themselves. It was a fantastic experience to eat there, very leisurely, romantic, and the food was amazing. My husband had lamb and I had the seabass. We went on our last night, and there were several couples there who had dined there multiple times during there visit.

We wished we had gone sooner, we probably would have returned nightly as well!!!

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There are some more suggestions on this thread, including a couple we tried:


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We are off to venice on Saturday, 28 May for our annual holiday so may see you there. below is a list of places my wife and I have enjoyed over the past years

Venice Restaurants & Bars

Note, we last visited Venice in May 2004 - things can change since we were there so always check the menu outside for dishes and prices; also times and days closed can change

Ai Do Draghi Calle della Chiesa, Dorsoduro 3665. Tel.041 528 9731 Cafe/Bar in Calle between Campo Santa Margherita and Campo S. Pantalon. Tables in Campo S. Margherita. Excellent Spritz al bitter, draught Italian beer, enormous filled panini (rolls) and good tramezzini (sandwiches). Excellent place to watch the world go by.

Ai Gondolieri Fondamente Ospedale, Dorsoduro Tel. 366 041 528 5140 Closed Tuesday. Meat dishes, no fish, fairly dear, booking necessary. NOT in Campo San Vio as stated in several guide books but 100m. nearer Peggy Gugenheim (Just round corner from "Corner Pub").

Bistro de Venise Calle dei Fabbri, 4685 San Marco Tel. 041 523 6651 Expensive, specialises in classic and historic Venetian dishes, fine wine list www.bistrodevenise.com

Cantinone Storico Fondamente Bragadin (off Campo San Vio) Dorsoduro 660 (Next to Hotel American) Tel. 041 523 9577 Closed Sunday, Good fish, booking desirable, cheerful staff. Pleasant to eat on canalside. Becoming expensive

Cugnai Calle Nuova S. Agnese, Dorsoduro 857 On right hand walking from Accademia to Guggenheim immediately before Campo San Vio Tel. 041 528 9238 Closed Monday. Run by elderly family, if they retire may well change. Eccentric, good cooking, medium priced but can be crowded & rushed. Not a place to linger!

Da Fiore Calle del Scaleter, 2202, San Polo Located off the northern corner of Campo San Polo. Tel. 041 721 308 Venice's Michelin starred restaurant, exceedingly expensive. Also booked well ahead! www.dafiore.com

Da Gino Calle Nuova Sant' Agnese, Dososduro 853A 041 528 5276 Cafe/Bar on corner of Piscina Venier. Pleasant outdoor tables, good spritz, beer, panini

Da Mario Fondamente de la Malvasia Vechia, San Marco (Between Campo S. Maria Zobenigo (Giglio) & C.S.Maurizio) Tel. 041 528 5968 Closed Saturday. Workmen only until 1 pm. Rough & ready local workmen's trattoria. Basic good cooking, reasonable prices, very informal - no menu!

Da Raffaele Calle delle Ostreghe (continuation of Calle Larga XXII Marzo) San Marco 2347 Tel. 041 523 2317 Closed Thursday. Pleasant canalside tables, excellent food, busy, not cheap but an old favourite of ours, consistently high standard over many years.

Gelateria Nico Fondamenta Zattere, Dorsoduro 922 Tel. 041 522 5293 Super ice cream but also excellent coffee, spritz and bar food. Nice to sit outside overlooking Giudecca Canal. Prices reasonable

Pizzeria Ae Oche Calle delle Tintor, 1552 Santa Croce Tel. 041 524 1161 Excellent reputation as inexpensive but good pizzas

San Trovaso Fondamente Priuli, Dorsoduro 1016 (On Rio di S. Trovaso, almost opposite Accademia Hotel) Tel. 041 520 3703 Closed Monday. Reliable Pizzeria/trattoria, reasonably priced. Popular, must book table for 7.pm in evenings and queue until they open at 7.

Vino Vino Calle delle Veste, 2007A San Marco Tel. 041 241 7688 Reasonably priced, associated with Antico Martini but cheaper version. Outstanding wine list by the bottle or many by the glass. www.anticomartini.com/vinovino.htm


Da Romano Via G. Galuppi, Burano

Il Pescatore Da Paolo Via G. Galuppi, Burano These two restaurants on the main street of Burano are very similar. Both excellent

fish restaurants. Possibly a little cheaper than equivalent standard on main Venice island.

All Gatto Nero Fondamenta della Giudecca 88, Burano Tel. 041 730 120 Out of the way, on canal parallel to main street. Good reputation, not cheap, closed Monday


Antica Trattoria Muranese Riva Longa 20, Murano 30141 A 100 metres to the left from the Murano Museo Vaporetto stop. Convenient for Glass Museum and splendid Veneto-Byzantine church of Santi Maria e Donato Tel. 041 739 610 Good Trattoria, eat in pleasant orchard at the rear if you can. Reasonable prices

Busa alla Torre Campo Santo Stefano 3, Murano Tel. 041 739 662 Reputation as the best restaurant in Murano, with particularly good sea food. Lunches only, noon - 3.30 pm