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This pleasant restaurant is located on Calle dei Fuseri, in San Marco the district. With its rustic, friendly atmosphere, Da Ivo wins a lot of hearts. Usually abuzz with regular patrons, the place receives some famous friends the owner has made since Da Ivo's inception in the 70s! This list includes Robbie Williams, Michele and Mona Solomon, and Damien Hirst, to name a few. Needless to say, this place is quite the local hit, it's best to reserve your seats. The fish dishes are excellent, as is the wine list. You should try the crab, penne alla paesana, and the prosecco wine. Perhaps, the prices are a bit high, but the service is unbeatable and the offerings are truly sublime; no room for complaints here.
Located just a couple of minutes away from the famous Rialto bridge under an alley is a hidden gem called All'Arco. A place to devour authentic Italian dishes and smooth wines. The bar is always bustling with locals and very few tourists, who are shown the way to this place by learned locals. Since the Rialto market is close by, fresh sea food specials always make their way on the menu here. Their cicheti, plates of langoustines, fried calamari, sardines and prawns are must try with some bread on the side. Their wine selection is quite impressive and this happens to be one of those few places in Venice where you can enjoy cheap but good wines. This is an ideal spot for a pre-dinner drink, if you are looking for one.
Osteria L'Orto Dei Mori in Campo dei Mori offers a range of classic Italian fare including several popular antipasti, pizzas, pastas and such. Frequented by local patrons, it's a place serving home-style meals that will warm the cockles of your heart. Even without a five-star ambiance, the restaurant manages to be quite the local hit. The restaurant itself is a cozy little dining spot with a warm, friendly service and pocket-friendly prices. Drop in for an authentic, home-style grub.