Trattoria Antiche Carapane invites you to a treat of "distinguished Venetian cuisine" in a small and snug setting. Located in the heart of Venice, this place is frequented by politicians and movie stars who need a break from their hectic schedules. Their menu comprises an eclectic range of Venetian preparations and delectable seafood. Try Cassopipa: spaghetti with a spicy shellfish sauce and order for wine to go along with it. Alfresco dining at their lovely outdoor terrace adds another dimension especially during the nights.
The Venice Jazz Club was born in 2006 after the closing of the Around Midnight Club. The Venice Jazz Club quartet is the group that usually plays here, but sometimes other jazz musicians come here as well. The club has great wine, sometimes hosts art exhibitions and is located between Campo Santa Margherita and the Accademia Bridge.
Housed within the Hotel Hilton Molino Stucky, which is actually a reclaimed flour-mill building, Skyline, the rooftop bar offers some of the very best views of the Venice skyline. Serving a range of refreshing coffees, teas, hot chocolate and other specialty drinks, the bar also offers several diverse cocktails along with some scrumptious aperitifs. Sip on local classics like Bellini and Spritz, and soak in the luxurious decadence while reflecting on the glorious Venetian panoramas. Once a week, the restaurant serves a great selection of sushi, and on Saturdays the resident DJ entertains a busy Happy Hour.
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.
Crowded with young patrons and located close to the Cà Foscari campus of Venice's University, not far from the Galleria dell'Accademia, Piccolo Mondo or 'El Souk' attracts many students. Featuring hippest DJs and open till late, it makes for a good place to dance the night away. As the name suggests, the interior is arabesque, with lots of low lighting. There are theme nights, like, 80s night and Latin American night when the place takes on a new life. The students seem to enjoy whatever is put on. There is no entry fee and it is one of the very few places in Venice where it is possible to dance.
Antico Caffé Martini is a dining destination like no other, near Piazza San Marco, a few steps away from Teatro la Fenice. A lot of its costumers here are the theater's patrons who've come to catch a bite and a drink, before or after the show. Romantic duets entertain diners as they eat, the lovely outdoor patio makes for a romantic date spot. The service is excellent and the cuisine is typically Venetian with a nod towards traditional fish and seafood preparations. A wide selection of local and non-local wine is on offer as well, these couple well with the delightful offerings at Antico Caffé Martini. With a history that begins in the 1720s, Martini's has a lot to offer, whether you're a lover of arts, history, music, food and wine.
One of three historic cafés on Piazza San Marco, the Grancaffè Quadri has been a part of the Venetian experience since 1638, along with the two other major historic cafés of Venice: Lavena and Florian. The atmosphere alone is worth the trip with luxurious exteriors and interiors, and sometimes, a live orchestra plays in the background. The opulent décor comprises of resplendent Venetian chandeliers and mirrors. Customers can enjoy fine coffee in myriad flavors complemented by exquisite desserts and gourmet snacks. On certain nights between April and October, connoisseurs of music can enjoy the melodies played by renowned musicians.
Tucked away in Calle Larga San Marco is a bar that can satiate your hunger after a long day of shopping in the city center. Bar Al Campanile has been delighting locals as well as tourists with its delicious wraps, rolls, sandwiches and refreshing coffee. This place is a gem for those who are fans of street food. Although a bit small in size they do have some seats available inside the bar but you can always take-out your order and enjoy it while exploring the city. The place is clean and portions served are generous enough to fill you for a good look around San Marco.
Walking through Calle Larga Larga San Marco the aromas of virgin olive oil will beckon you inside this gorgeous restaurant called Birreria Pedavena. Named after the famous beer from the Province of Belluno, this restaurant does justice to its name. The place has an impressive number of domestic and international beers on tap thereby offering something for every taste. The place is a heaven if you wish to indulge into authentic Venetian food at reasonable costs. Their must-try dishes are Selezione di Formaggi and Piatto di Affettati Misti which complement perfectly with drinks, Risotto di Pesce, Insalata di Mare and Spaghetti alla Scogliera are perfect as main dishes. The restaurant is warm and very welcoming; perfect for an evening meal with friends.
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.
Opened in 1993, this restaurant features traditional Venetian cuisine and is known for its rare wine selection. The Bistrot de Venise welcomes you with its elegantly rich interiors that radiate an aura of warmth. You can choose from an assortment of contemporary or traditional seafood appetizers and main courses, pastas and risotto, Venetian-style liver, grilled fish. It also hosts art exhibitions, poetry recitals and cultural evenings from time to time.
This is one of Venice's best restaurants and bars, and for good reasons. Saying that the service is excellent is an understatement and the menu features only the freshest and best quality ingredients. The space is somewhat small and cosy, and so, reservations are highly recommended. Harry's comes with a long, rich and interesting history. It is not only the birthplace of iconic cocktails like Bellini and Capriccio but it's also where legendary stars once dined and made merry, this long list includes big names Orson Welles, Charles Chaplin, Truman Capote, Peggy Guggenheim and Alfred Hitchcock, to name a few. Needless to say, Harry's Bar in San Marco makes for an interesting visit.