A list of restaurants and cafes in Venice which I, or friends of mine, would recommend. If you've eaten at any of these places, please rate them by clicking on the stars, or more helpfully, write a quick comment/review.
The pasta - orecchiette and gnocchi are especially good.
This is quite a large pizza and pasta restaurant - it is well-hidden and frequented by Venetians. There are only a few tables outside so definitely book if you want one. Similar links in: Pizza and Pasta
Excellent well-priced food. This is a cafeteria-style restaurant - you choose your food at the bar and pay and then help yourself to tablecloth, cutlery, etc. The fish is fresh and there is a big selection. There is a price list behind the counter with the main dishes and a blackboard with specialities. Be aware that the specialities can work out rather more expensive as they are cooked to order and it is worth asking for a price range before ordering so you don't get a shock. There are seats under cover or in the open and there is a view of the lagoon. You can arrive by private boat or vaporetto. Similar links in: Restaurants
Situated in the heart of Venice, between Saint Mark's Square and the
Rialto Bridge, Ai Mercanti serves typical Venetian and International dishes.
The menu is updated every two months, according to the seasons.
Ai Mercanti is a very pleasant and elegant restaurant. It seats about
50 and during the summer also uses a small adjoining square, a typical and peaceful "campiello", where it's possible to enjoy lovely creations in a Venetian atmosphere.. Similar links in: Restaurants
A must for food-lovers from all parts of the world, Restaurant Al Covo is a small, 40-seat restaurant, divided into 2 comfortable rooms in a rustic-elegant atmosphere and, in summer, an outdoor terrace facing the ancient campiello.
Information Fresh fish/seafood Tasting Menus: € 59.00-79.00. A la carte (fish and meat): € 68 (wine and drinks excluded) Reservation suggested
Credit Cards: Visa, MasterCard. Similar links in: Restaurants
This restaurant is an evolution from a traditional Bacaro (a typical Venetian eatery selling fish dishes) into a high-level restaurant. Find the atmosphere of a cosy old tavern and tastes of an ancient era with quality furnishings and skilled chefs.
. Similar links in: Restaurants
Great for wine buffs. Well-hidden bar in a small campo near Rialto. Very pricey - a glass of wine starts from 5 Euros - but they have a wide selection and knowledgeable staff. Not great for vegetarians - decorated with large hunks of meat hanging from the ceiling. No spritz. Similar links in: Bars