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.
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.
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.
A part of Venissa Ostello on Isola Mazzorbo, Venissa Ristorante Ostello is known for the seafood specialties it offers. The menu comprises of typical Venetian fare that includes a range of antipasti, pastas and risottos. Thanks to its use of fresh, local ingredients, the offerings here are stunning to look at and sublime to taste. The flavorsome European wines offered couple well with the gorgeous meals served at this upscale restaurant. Although the prices may seem a bit steep, Venissa Ristorante Ostello's delightful preparations, courteous service and a beautiful ambiance makes up for it.
Rosa Salva is an ancient Venetian café where you can be seated on marble tables and relish classic Venetian coffee and desserts. It is a café and a pastry shop giving you two reasons to come and pay a visit. Locals consider Rosa as one of the best pâtisseries in town, probably because they sell pastries and biscuits, all home-made with care. Repeat customers usually indulge in Venetian biscuits such as baicoli cookies and zaletti biscuits, prepared with corn flour and raisins and served with a mug of hot chocolate. You can also choose among the varieties of their tramezzino (triangular sandwich) and panini for a quick breakfast. Do not miss their famous cappuccino, full of delicious flavors and aromas.
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.
Ristorante Quadri located on the upper floor of the popular Venetian café, Quadri offers a galore of fine dining options to its patrons. Luxurious red and gold interiors, combined with a warm and inviting ambiance and delectable contemporary Venetian and Italian cuisines make for the perfect place to dine. You can choose from an assortment of delicious Venetian fare, made with fresh seasonal produce to bring out the natural flavors. Pick from a range of exciting menus and choices. The wine list and desserts are equally noteworthy.
Trattoria-Pizzeria da Gioia is a staunchly Venetian establishment - boasting of courteous Venetian hospitality and a delightful local traditional fare. The decor is simple yet elegant and tasteful, with a relaxed, casual atmosphere; great for a family dinner. The menu is dominated by seafood and fish preparations, although there are several meat and poultry options on offer as well. If you want a gist of what's on offer - try the seafood platter which brings out the best of Venetian undersea treasures - calamari, mussels, octopus, shrimps, clams and such. Apart from these, there's a selection of scrumptious pizzas available.
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.
Ristorante La Terrazza boasts of a lavish dining room and a charming terrace overlooking Canal Orseolo and a bridge. Though the best time to visit this restaurant is during the summer when you can bask in the warm sun on the open terrace, in winters, the terrace is enclosed and heated, making it a cozy spot for romantic candlelight dinners. The sloping and textured roof of the dining room shades the neatly arranged chairs and tables with cream-colored cloths. The dark green walls and flowerpots on the windows lend to a charming decor. Seated in the fresh air by the waterside, savor Venetian seasonal delights, with special emphasis on seafood and steamed vegetables, complemented by cooling ice creams. This restaurant can be hired for hosting dinner parties, banquets, buffets, cocktail parties, weddings, conferences and business events.