The very glamorous and modernly designed Centrale Restaurant Lounge is placed close to Teatro La Fenice and stays open late, which seldom happens in Venice. Centrale is a place for sipping aperitifs, relaxing on designers sofas, and dining by candlelight, all while listening to the soft music playing in the background. The menu offers both meat and fish and seafood preparations cooked in the traditional Venetian style. Centrale also feature frequent live jazz performances.
Al Chioschetto is small open-air bar loved by locals not only for its scrumptious sandwiches and paninis but also for the breath-taking views that it lets you enjoy. A few chairs, tables and umbrellas form a humble setting of this gem that is located overlooking the picturesque Canale della Giudecca. Order from a wide range of delicious toasted sandwiches and paninis, vegetable salads then grab a large pint of chilled beer or your favorite wine and enjoy the sun taking a dip into the waters as the day passes by. During summers the bar is open till 2:00a and is perfect for a late night romantic drink with someone special.
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.
Impronta Caffé is a beautiful restaurant tucked away in the Calle Crosera Dorsoduro. The restaurant is perfect for a quiet, romantic meal or even for a nice dinner with family. Their decor is modern and minimal with dimly lit lamps filling up illuminating the place. During afternoons the place is packed with students and younger folks as the place serves delicious cocktails and tapas at affordable prices. Tourists usually frequent this place by evenings for a lovely dinner or even for a late-night drink.
Venice is filled with places where you can drink wine, eat pastas and make merry but for health conscious travelers who are visiting the city of canals, Frulala comes as a welcome break. The place serves delicious smoothies and juices made from only freshest fruits. The juice bar is open till wee hours of the night on Saturdays and entertains those who are looking to detox their anatomy after a long day of fast food and strong drinks. You can also visit them in the mornings and grab your dose of healthy fruit juices before heading out on an excursion through the city. Ideal for people of all ages, Frulala is delightfully refreshing and healthy.
Imagina cafè is a hidden gem, perfect for a quick breakfast with friends and family but also a great spot to enjoy a laid back drink with a loved one. The cafe is simple, humble and very beautiful. The interiors of the place is made to look like an art gallery with pictures and paintings done by local artists adorning its walls. Comfortable leather booths occupy the interiors while chairs are stationed at the patio too. They have a few local beers on tap and also serve refreshing Spritz. The bartenders and the owner are very friendly and warm, so are the local patrons who regularly visit the cafe for its delicious coffee and Jazz music that is played in the background.
Al Colombo Ristorante has been delighting patrons since the 18th Century. Owner, Alessandro Stanziani is responsible for their creative menu which is filled with delicious varieties of Antipastis, first courses as well as main dishes. Everything on the menu is cooked to perfection with the use of freshest possible ingredients. Food can be enjoyed at the comfortable seating inside the restaurant but during summers the gorgeous patio creates a wonderful ambiance for a meal. Seafood dishes come highly recommended at Al Colombo Ristorante. Their portions are generous but do keep some room for their heavenly dessert and coffee after the meal.
Caffè Brasilia is an example of how beautiful things come in small packages and win your heart over. This hidden gem is tucked away inside the Calle Degli Assassin and is a perfect spot for those looking for a place to relax with a cocktail and away from the hustle of the city. It opens up at 7:00a and is a perfect place for a quiet breakfast with friends and family; enjoy srcuptious breakfast specials like sandwiches, croissants, muffins and more with delectable lattes, espressos, Cappuccino and coffees. Come here for an even drink and enjoy wines or a tall chilled glass of local beer sitting at their gorgeous patio.