Al Vapore, the small music venue is located right off the mainland-side of the bridge to Venice in Marghera, which is directly on the other side of the tracks from the train station in Mestre. They very often host international jazz acts and world-class music concerts. Folks from all over the region come to Al Vapore to hear good live music in an intimate setting. It's one of the few places in Mestre where the entire family can enjoy a cultural entertainment and some tasty Italian grub.
The very glamorous and modernly designed Centrale Restaurant Lounge is placed close to Teatro La Fenice and stays open late, which seldom happens in Venice. Centrale is a place for sipping aperitifs, relaxing on designers sofas, and dining by candlelight, all while listening to the soft music playing in the background. The menu offers both meat and fish and seafood preparations cooked in the traditional Venetian style. Centrale also feature frequent live jazz performances.
Do Leoni takes up a cavernous dining area inside the luxurious Hotel Londra Palace, on Riva degli Schiavoni. The elegant restaurant features plush interiors and a fair-weather outdoor seating arrangement. The menu here is lined with traditional Venetian preparations that are served an innovative, contemporary twist. Authentic recipes blend well with top quality, local ingredients to produce dishes with sublime flavors and enchanting aromas. Also on offer here is a well-considered wine list that couple well with the gorgeous offerings of Do Leoni.
Muro Venezia Rialto is one of the vibrant bars and restaurants in town. Set in the heart of a market, it is the meeting point of Venetians, tourists, market workers, youngsters, working professionals and older people. This amalgamation is perhaps its charm and keeps it constantly busy. Its sleek interiors are a perfect setting to sip on wine and delicious cocktails. Complement it with local dishes that are freshly prepared and delicious such as octopus, cooked salami and meatballs. Else, opt to be seated in their patio in the square, overlooking the river and watch the gondolas passing by.
Do Forni is localted in a quaint and calm district of the city. The clientèle includes political and showbiz personalities, as well as many tourists, who are all drawn to the soft lighting with velour and brocade recalling the Orient Express. The other rooms are reminiscent of the ancient city with its elegant and rustic interiors. The service is excellent, as are the fish dishes; try the sea bass and polenta. The wine list is extensive and complements your meal perfectly and the desserts are delicious.
Bacaro Jazz is just a few minutes away from the Rialto Bridge and is one of the best cocktail bars in the city. Its quirky decor complements its vivacious ambiance, making it an ideal ground to meet and make new friends. With its background jazz tunes, you can read the testimonials of clients on its walls and also admire some artworks. Enjoy their famed happy hours with delightful concoctions. Nosh on Venetian grub that veers more to seafood although everything is tasty. Catch the latest football matches on their two giant screens. You can be assured of a memorable experience at this lovely bar.
Kori is an amazing restaurant serving delicious Italian dishes and entertaining patrons till wee hours of the night. Located in the populated Calle Larga San Marco, this is a perfect place for a lunch detour after a long shopping haul. Everything from the meatballs and spaghetti to pastas, pizzas and more is absolutely fresh and delectable; most of their seafood dishes come highly recommended. Complement your meals with something from their beer menu and get ready to send your palate on a joyful ride. Do not forget to dig into their heartwarming Tiramisu before calling it a meal.
Famous all around the globe, the name Hard Rock Cafe is an epitome of everything that is American. This successful cafe chain has locations around the world but very few would be lucky enough to enjoy a location as beautiful as the one at Bacino Orseolo. Over looking gondolas coming in and going out of the neighboring canal; the Hard Rock Cafe gives you America with a romantic touch of Venice. The cafe is a bit small inside but has comfortable seating spaces and some seating is also available on an elevated floor. Surrounded by rock memorabilia, this is a must-visit place for fans of rock music and connoisseurs of delicious burgers. Enjoy carefully-crafted cocktails, freshly-poured beers and then step out and go for a gondola ride, it is all possible here at Hard Rock Cafe at Bacino Orseolo.