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If you wish to treat yourself to a lovely brunch in a sophisticated ambiance head to Caffè Florian. Opened in 1720 this quaint cafe has a long history of entertaining arts, culture and its adherents. It is easy to find, as it is located in the middle of the piazza, underneath the Museo Correr and the Museo Archeologico. More refined than other cafes; summer sees outside tables and live music; the interior decor here is sumptuous and delicate with utmost attention paid to graceful furnishings. Even their crockery is tasteful and refined. The cafe is known for their hearty brunches, coffee and of course delicious cakes. Here, food comes on your table looking like a piece of art. Taste the best Sacher Torte in the city: a legacy of the Austrian occupation.
Every corner of Venice is beautiful and historical, and enjoying a meal while admiring the beauty of the city is an ethereal experience in itself and Terrazza Danieli, the restaurant, which belongs to Hotel Danieli, gives you the pleasure of enjoying delectable cuisine under the Venetian sky. The food served here is top notch, with varieties ranging from Mediterranean specialties to traditional Venetian fare. Their service is throughout and very friendly. But the view of Venice from their terrace is their unique offering to the patrons.
Restaurant De Pisis will amaze you and take you on a memorable culinary journey of fusion cuisine with influences of Asian and European styles of cooking. When you enter this delightful diner at the Bauer Il Palazzo, trust that the trip will be a gourmet dream and a dining experience you just won't forget in a hurry. Their chef prefers to stick to his roots where cuisine is concerned but he revels in experimentation; the magic that keeps people coming back for more. Their interiors are charming and reminiscent of Venetian tradition. Enjoy the romanticized meal and the spectacular views of the famous Chiesa di Santa Maria della Salute and the Grand Canal.
Restaurant La Caravella on Calle Larga XXII Marzo oozes elegance, and a certain, enchanting character that took over 50 years to develop. The beautiful restaurant is bedecked in classy dark wood furniture and bathed in mood lighting - the perfect setting for a romantic date. On offer here is a range of sensational Venetian fare; the menu is dominated by traditional fish and seafood preparations. Using authentic Venetian culinary techniques, the kitchens at La Caravella produce masterpieces like steamed spider crab, sea bass tartare with scampi carpaccio, risotto with fennel and lobster sauce and such. Although the prices are little steep, the sublime offerings, attentive service and a gorgeous ambiance more than make up for it.
Linea d'Ombra is the most popular piano bar in the city. The clientele here are chic with an eclectic mix of tourists as well as locals. During the day, the restaurant is perfect for a quiet coffee or a glass of wine. But if you arrive in the evening make sure to keep some time on hand as the restaurant has good live music, especially funk and jazz. The menu includes traditional dishes such as fish, pasta, vegetables, Venetian style liver and seafood accompanied by excellent wines. An evening at Linea d'Ombra under the quiet and serene Venice sky is like a poetry in motion, try it for yourself!
Overlooking the glorious Grand Canal, Restaurant L'Alcova offers a gorgeous dining destination that comes second to none. Featuring an elegant indoor dining area as well as a beautiful outdoor arrangement, the upscale restaurant is a part of Hotel Ca'Sagredo. Everything about this place is pretty and romantic, albeit a little whimsical. Under the leadership of Chef Michele Potenza, the kitchens here serve delicious, elegant offerings, mainly Venetian seafood specialities. The service is attentive, the food incredibly delectable and the setting is one of the best in the city; all in all a must visit.
Locanda Cipriani is among the famous restaurants in the city, and it owes its fame to its exquisite cooking. The atmosphere is very refined, and the service unbeatable. Its terracotta bricks, Venetian bas-relief and wooden ceiling has an old worldly charm to it. You can choose to dine in the terrace during summer or at the beautiful garden for the remainder of the year. Relish the delightful local cuisine that has wowed many.