When touring through Venice devouring loads of pasta should be at the top of your itinerary and Alfredo's Pasta To Go presents all pasta lovers with an affordable option of enjoying this delicious Italian dish. They specialize in cooking a variety of noodles and sauces, giving hungry patrons an option to choose their pasta and sauce. Any combination you choose will not disappoint you. The pasta comes in a convenient container and you can enjoy the deliciousness sitting at the steps of a short bridge just couple of minutes away from the take-out joint.
Pasticceria Tonolo has been serving Venice since the late 19th Century and is one of the most popular Italian bakeries and dessert restaurants in the city. It is well-known for its Krapfen, a confectionery in which instead of a hole the donut is filled with cream. On entering this bakery, you are greeted by racks of pastries, cupcakes and typical local sweets such as Frittella, a variety of Venetian pastry. Its desserts are offered in classic flavors such as cinnamon, almond paste, orange, pistachio and chocolate. Do not miss the Krapfen filled with rich Zabaione cream.
Italy is the birth place of pizza hence when your stroll through Venice you are bound to have rendezvous with a number of pizzeras but very few places will have the charm like this little take-out joint at Calle Dell'Aseo called Arte Della. They are famous of their enormous pizzas graced with humble toppings such as olives, mozzarella, onions, bacon, potatoes, pepperoni, tomatoes and peppers. The place is typically a take-out but they do have a few stools lined around the joint where you can wait and grab a bear till your pizza arrives. Their service is quite prompt and genial which makes the place even more approachable. Call in your order and take it out later but make sure you arrive before 9:00p.
Antico Forno is an example of why one shouldn't judge a restaurant by its appearance. Though this place looks tiny from the outside what matters the most are the delicious and freshly baked pizzas that they churn out by the minute. While strolling at the Ruga Vecchia San Giovanni, if you see a crowd waiting or making orders to a small window be sure that this is Antico Forno. From classic margherita to a plethora of other options, Antico Forno is responsible for spoiling locals with delicious yet cheap pizzas. If visiting Venice, a trip to Antico Forno is a must. They serve pizzas that will delight the palates of adults as well as children.
The only way to locate Frito-Inn is to spot a large crowd around a window at the Campo San Leonardo. Every morning people assemble around their stall waiting to get their hand on some of Frito's perfectly fried calamari, Mozzarella in carrozza, prosciutto and more. The best thing about Frito-Inn is that they serve freshly caught fried fish in an amicable Italian atmosphere at cheap prices. Wash down your seafood with a glass of white wine or soft drinks and call it a meal!
Caffe del Doge has been around since the 1950s and has delighted dreamy-eyed tourists as well as local alike. Almost a historic name, the coffee shop serves rich, creamy and luscious coffee starting 7:00a. At Caffe del Doge; anytime is a great time for a cup of coffee. The quaint cafe is dimly lit with lamps suspended from the ceiling, the decor is modern but subtly reminiscent of the times gone by. The paraphernalia around gives patrons the feeling that coffee is respected like a tradition here. Do not over look the delicious assortment of pastries, sandwiches and breads while you are here. Their staff is very friendly and greet and bid you with a smile. Great coffee and little touches such as these makes this place worthy of coming back.
Aciugheta is frequented by locals and tourists alike and is a perfect spot for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Located in the center of Castello, this place comes as a welcome break after a long shopping haul. They have a lovely patio where, on a bright summer day, patrons can enjoy delectable pizzas, savory pastas, scrumptious calzones, gooey lasagnas with a glass of Proseco. If you are touring the city on a budget and looking for a place that can feed to the brim without burning a hole in your pocket, Aciugheta is your place. Their generous portions and friendly service will keep you coming back.
It is indeed a pity if one visits Venice and doesn't get a chance to relish “gelato” or “Italian ice cream.” La Boutique del Gelato is a good eatery if you want to taste gelato in various flavors at inexpensive rates. Guests can relish thick and creamy gelato in flavors such as peanut, grapefruit, strawberry, pistachio, coconut and dark chocolate. However, the flavors vary with season so you can have only preparations made from fresh fruits leading to high quality of the ice creams. Whether you desire a simple vanilla ice cream garnished with nutella or a lavish peach sorbet preparation, their desserts are sure to delight both your palate and a parched throat. This hidden gem ice cream parlor is highly popular with both tourists and locals; so be patient to wait in a long queue before laying your hands on their delicious ice creams.
A “rosticceria” is a restaurant or shop that sells roasted meat. Rosticceria Gislon is a local delicatessen with long counters filled with ready-to-eat snacks and meat dishes. Here, you can order and eat the food right away or opt for a takeaway, which reduces the price of the items considerably. It even has a dining room on the first floor although guests need to pay an extra charge for using it. Whether you are looking for Salt Cod, Roast Chicken or just food that you wish to buy and develop further into novel recipes, this place has it all. It is perfect for dropping by on nights when you don't feel like cooking but don't want to pay a bombshell at traditional restaurants.
Bar Mio is a tiny cafe nestled in a quaint and unassuming spot of Venice. This cafe is ideal for a quick and filling meal that doesn't burn a hole in your pockets. They serve basic sandwiches such as tuna, cheese and ham, along with a limited choice of coffee and wine. The ambiance inside is simple and comfortable, with a few high stools perched against the wall.