Where to eat in Venice
Hungry after a Photo Tour in Venice? Here you can find my selection of the best typical restaurants in Venice, where you can eat with the locals!
Trattoria Cà d'Oro alla Vedova, Cannaregio.
An historic restaurant with a retro charm, run by the same family since the late nineteenth century, it offers a small selection of Venetian dishes, mostly fish. Here you must try their meatballs, a legend in the City! Don't ask for coffee, they don't do it, but you can easily find a good bar outside.
Always book in advance, especially for the evening, the telephone number is: +39 0415285324
Address : Cannaregio 3912, Calle del Pistor. Not far from the Cà D'oro, please see the map.
Closed on Thursday the whole day and on Sunday morning.
Trattoria, pizzeria Al Vecio Portal, Castello
It is located halfway between Piazza San Marco and the gardens of the Biennale, in the Castello district. It offers excellent dishes of Venetian cuisine, excellent fish dishes and also excellent pizzas.
In addition to the internal rooms, during the summer you can also use the courtyard, enriched by an ancient portal, from which the restaurant takes its name. For groups there is the possibility to customize the menu. It is always very popular, especially by the Venetians, so booking is highly recommended. It is located in Campiello della Pescheria 3990 in Castello. The telephone number is +39 0415287765
La Zucca, Santa Croce
A beautiful, small restaurant, with 35 seats inside and 12 (in Summertime only) outside, where you can taste very good vegetarian dishes, but not only.
La Zucca, beside pumpkin flan, couscous, potatoe cake, also offers rabbit with white wine, homemade cakes, lamb with spices and a very good selection of Italian wines.
It’s close to one of my favourite Campos – San Giacomo dell’Orio – where in July a very popular, typical Venetian feast takes place. The address is Santa Croce 1762.
Trattoria al Mascaron, Castello
This is also a place with inside the typical Venetian osterias' atmosphere.
The staff has always been courteous. Often very busy, especially in the evening, you might better to book.
The telephone number is: +39 0415225995
On their website you can also find Venetian recipes that you can try yourself at home.
The address is: Calle Lunga Santa Maria Formosa 5225, Castello.
It is a short walk from Campo Santa Maria Formosa, in the heart of the city.
Closing days: closed on Sunday the all day.
Osteria da Alberto, Cannaregio
Typical Venetian "Osteria", where you will find both excellent appetizers served at the counter (the famous "cicchetti"), and the excellent fish dishes served at the table.
The Osteria is located between Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo and Campo dei Miracoli, is open every day from 10.00 to 23.00, the full address is Calle Giacinto Gallina, 5401
Booking in advance is recommended, especially for dinner, as the restaurant is, rightly so, very famous and therefore almost always full. If you have not booked, try around 7pm, most likely you will find a table available.
The telephone number is 0415238153
Ristorante Luna Sentada, Castello
Romantic and elegant place in the heart of Castello.
It is located in a quiet little square, in front of the UNESCO palace.
If you arrive from Campo Santa Maria Formosa, walk along Ruga Giuffa, at the end of which you turn left. Cross the bridge that you will meet after about 100 meters and here you are!
The candlelights creates atmosphere and here you will find typical Venetian dishes.
Take a look at their website, it is well done, and you will find an anticipation of the menu and wines.
Here too I recommend booking, especially in the evening, the phone number is: +39 0413097891
The e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
The restaurant is located in Venice, Fondamenta S. Severo, 5018 Castello.
Closed on Wednesdays, all day.
Pane Vino e San Daniele, Dorsoduro
Typical Venetian "Osteria", it has 3 dining areas. It's in a very quiet and fascinating place of Venice: Campo dell’Anzolo Rafael. Outside, there is a wide terrace where during summer night, you will enjoy the magical atmosphere of the local life of the square.
The menu offers many home made dishes which change seasonally. The specialties are home made pasta, soups and meat courses.
Very good wines.
The address is: Campo dell’Angelo Raffaele - Dorsoduro 1722.
Book in advance, especially for dinner, the phone number is: +39 041 5237456