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The Bar Longhi is among the most elegant watering holes in the romantic city of Venice. Nestled in the magnificent Gritti Palace, this intimate bar with its artisanal mirrors, Murano lamp fixtures and hand-carved kaleidoscopic counter along with paintings of its namesake famous 18th-century painter has an aura of romance and grandeur. Their seasonal terrace which is on the Grand Canal offers magnificent views that is unrivaled by any other bar. Enjoy a signature cocktail with some tasty bar-bites.
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.
This tavern is located under the Sotoportego dell’Erbaria, one of the porches of Mercato di Rialto. It takes its name from the public merchant bank that was housed in its place. Bancogiro is a restaurant and a bacaro (local bar). They serve cicchetti; small classy snacks served in small dishes and wine served by the glass standing up at the bar. If you prefer a proper meal, you can sit inside or at the patio behind the restaurant with a view on the Grand Canal. Bancogiro serves mostly vegetables and fish either fried, grilled or stuffed. This is a perfect place to unwind after a long day in the city and soak in the atmosphere.
If you wish to treat yourself to a lovely brunch in a sophisticated ambiance head to Caffè Florian. Opened in 1720 this quaint cafe has a long history of entertaining arts, culture and its adherents. It is easy to find, as it is located in the middle of the piazza, underneath the Museo Correr and the Museo Archeologico. More refined than other cafes; summer sees outside tables and live music; the interior decor here is sumptuous and delicate with utmost attention paid to graceful furnishings. Even their crockery is tasteful and refined. The cafe is known for their hearty brunches, coffee and of course delicious cakes. Here, food comes on your table looking like a piece of art. Taste the best Sacher Torte in the city: a legacy of the Austrian occupation.
Birraria La Corte is a popular restaurant situated in the heart of San Polo. This no-nonsense pizzeria has a beautiful extended patio where one can enjoy a scrumptious Venetian fare and watch the world pass by. The dining room and garden together seat around one hundred people, hence the place is great for larger parties and families.. The menu includes several types of pizzas as well as regional pasta, vegetable and fish dishes. The wine list contains mainly local varieties but since this place was a former brewer, beer takes pride over wine here. Quite famous among the locals, the place is seen buzzing with patrons throughout the day.
Orange is aptly named as it is fully done up in its namesake color and its decor is accented by dark wooden flooring and spot lights. Nestled in the southern end of Campo Santa Margherita, one of the liveliest squares in town, this restaurant and lounge is frequented by hipsters, working professionals and tourists alike. It is a great spot to socialize whether it is in its trendy indoors, charming terrace, balcony or naturalistic internal garden. Take a sip of one or more of the delicious cocktails, international wines or French champagnes and relish gourmet Italian snacks. Catch the latest football game on their giant screens or loose yourself in the soothing background melodies.