This pleasant restaurant is located on Calle dei Fuseri, in San Marco the district. With its rustic, friendly atmosphere, Da Ivo wins a lot of hearts. Usually abuzz with regular patrons, the place receives some famous friends the owner has made since Da Ivo's inception in the 70s! This list includes Robbie Williams, Michele and Mona Solomon, and Damien Hirst, to name a few. Needless to say, this place is quite the local hit, it's best to reserve your seats. The fish dishes are excellent, as is the wine list. You should try the crab, penne alla paesana, and the prosecco wine. Perhaps, the prices are a bit high, but the service is unbeatable and the offerings are truly sublime; no room for complaints here.
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.
One of the very few Japanese restaurants in Venice, Mirai is a gem of Cannaregio. Offering classic sashimi and sushi specialties, this trendy eatery is quite the local favorite. There are also some innovative fusion preparations on offer other than usual favorites like spicy tuna roll and such. The place features an airy outdoor seating area which makes for a good dining spot during friendlier weathers. There's a selection of cocktails, many with sake bases, available which couple well with the offerings at Mirai.
Il Ridotto is an Italian restaurant located in Venice. It is set apart from the hundreds of other restaurants in the city due to its care and attention to flavors and ingredients. They have a great tasting menu for lunch and dinner, but one can also order a la cart. This Michelin-star restaurant serves a range of seafood and meat dishes, with a great choice of wines that complement and balance the dishes perfectly. Their staff is considerate and accommodating, making for quite a memorable experience.
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.
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.
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.
This restaurant belongs to the Hotel Monaco and Grand Canal, located in Calle Vallaresso, a few meters from the vaporetto stop. The location is appealing; the romantic terrace faces Santa Maria della Salute and gondolas. The romantic dining room is dimly lit by lovely Venetian chandeliers. The cuisine includes many creative fish and vegetable dishes, and excellent starters and desserts. Combining the winning service and menu with a superb wine list, with the possibility of spotting a celebrity or two, and you have the reason behind this restaurant being a top dining choice.