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.
Tucked away near Piazza San Marco and located close to nearby attractions like Saint Mark's Basilica and Museo Diocesano d'Arte Sacra, Capitol is touted to be the only Chinese restaurant in the area. It is a nice spot to dine if you are tired of pastas and pizzas. Their menu includes chicken, beef, pork and vegetable dishes. However the flavor is according to European tastes, so you might find the food bland.
Linea d'Ombra is the most popular piano bar in the city. The clientele here are chic with an eclectic mix of tourists as well as locals. During the day, the restaurant is perfect for a quiet coffee or a glass of wine. But if you arrive in the evening make sure to keep some time on hand as the restaurant has good live music, especially funk and jazz. The menu includes traditional dishes such as fish, pasta, vegetables, Venetian style liver and seafood accompanied by excellent wines. An evening at Linea d'Ombra under the quiet and serene Venice sky is like a poetry in motion, try it for yourself!
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.
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.
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.
This coffeehouse is situated right in the heart of Piazza San Marco and began operations in 1750. It is one of the three most historical eating places in the city, the other two being Quadri and Florian, and all three date back to at least 200 years. It boasts of a magical ambiance infused with historic elements and has hosted some of the most famous violinists and other musicians. It has always attracted celebrities from royalty and film personalities to accomplished authors, composers and academics. Today, it serves as a lavish place for socializing in Venice and is frequented by connoisseurs of good food, beverages and music.
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.