Restaurant La Caravella on Calle Larga XXII Marzo oozes elegance, and a certain, enchanting character that took over 50 years to develop. The beautiful restaurant is bedecked in classy dark wood furniture and bathed in mood lighting - the perfect setting for a romantic date. On offer here is a range of sensational Venetian fare; the menu is dominated by traditional fish and seafood preparations. Using authentic Venetian culinary techniques, the kitchens at La Caravella produce masterpieces like steamed spider crab, sea bass tartare with scampi carpaccio, risotto with fennel and lobster sauce and such. Although the prices are little steep, the sublime offerings, attentive service and a gorgeous ambiance more than make up for it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.