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.
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.
In a small piazza next to the busy Piazza Cavour, we find the Caffè Pedrocchi, a neoclassical building opened to the public in 1831, well-known in student circles and also during the Unification period. It was here, in fact, that the 1848 revolution was set in motion and as testimony you can still see a bullet in one of the walls of the Sala Bianca. It was nicknamed the 'café without doors' because, after its opening at the end of 1916, at the owner's wishes, it remained open all night and today it remains a symbol of the academic city of Padua.
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.
Rossopomodoro is a global chain of Italian restaurants specializing in Neapolitan pizzas. This Venice branch offers a charming sidewalk seating where guests can watch the bustling street scenery, as well as a dimly-lit dining room. Savor pizzas in varieties such as Napoli topped with Pomodoro cheese, oregano, garlic and basil, and Corbarella, a blend of mushrooms, Parmesan and Mozzarella cheese, Fior di Cream, ham and mushrooms. It also serves antipasti like Bruschetta, Buffalo Ricotta with cream and Golden Rice Croquettes. The food is complemented by a selection of red, white and rosé Italian wines.
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.
Falciani is a lovely, intimate restaurant situated at the Calle Canonica. The place has a wonderful patio where you can indulge into delectable Venetial dishes and watch the world pass by. The interiors are of the restaurant are romantic and very cozy; adorned with wooden furnishings and lace curtains which add a delicate yet rustic touch. Their menu is lined with a variety of specials; choose from an assortment of spaghetti, lasagnas, seafood platters and more, nothing at Falciani will disappoint you. Their portions are generous and known to tingle on your palate for a long time. Complement meals with something from their impressive wine selection and round up your meal with the heartwarming Tiramisu.
Famous all around the globe, the name Hard Rock Cafe is an epitome of everything that is American. This successful cafe chain has locations around the world but very few would be lucky enough to enjoy a location as beautiful as the one at Bacino Orseolo. Over looking gondolas coming in and going out of the neighboring canal; the Hard Rock Cafe gives you America with a romantic touch of Venice. The cafe is a bit small inside but has comfortable seating spaces and some seating is also available on an elevated floor. Surrounded by rock memorabilia, this is a must-visit place for fans of rock music and connoisseurs of delicious burgers. Enjoy carefully-crafted cocktails, freshly-poured beers and then step out and go for a gondola ride, it is all possible here at Hard Rock Cafe at Bacino Orseolo.
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.