Are you in sear­ch of a real Ve­ne­tian ta­sting ex­pe­rien­ce? Whe­re® brings you a round-up of Mi­che­lin-star­red re­stau­ran­ts for true con­nois­seurs of taste!

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The ul­ti­ma­te guide to Venice's Mi­che­lin-star­red re­stau­ran­ts for true con­nois­seurs of taste.


c/o JW Mar­riott Venice Re­sort & Spa

Iso­la del­le Ro­se, La­gu­na di San Marco T: 041 8521300

www.jw­ve­ni­ Ap­tly na­med ‘Do­po­la­vo­ro', whi­ch means af­ter work. The re­no­w­ned na­me of Gian­car­lo Per­bel­li­ni is be­hind this new re­stau­rant hou­sed in a buil­ding da­ting from 1936 on its own pri­va­te island - the Iso­la del­le Ro­se, right out in the Ve­ne­tian la­goon. Af­ter a day of bu­si­ness mee­tings or ex­plo­ring Venice, en­joy de­li­cious gour­met re­ci­pes wi­th an in­di­vi­dual fla­vour and skil­ful light tou­ch - the true mark of a great chef. Off Map

Il Ri­dot­to

Cam­po SS. Fi­lip­po e Gia­co­mo, 4509 T: 041 5208280­ri­dot­

Lo­ca­ted ju­st steps from San Marco, Il Ri­dot­to, 're­du­ced' in Ita­lian, re­fers to the si­ze of this ti­ny, gra­cious re­stau­rant. The in­no­va­ti­ve me­nu em­ploy­ing tra­di­tio­nal ele­men­ts is re­vi­sed dai­ly, wi­th the of­fe­rings ten­ding to­ward lighter, but won­der­ful­ly ta­sty ver­sions of clas­sic di­shes. A par­ti­cu­lar cha­rac­te­ri­stic? It on­ly has

9 ta­bles. Map F4


Ri­va de­gli Schia­vo­ni, 4149 T: 041 5240034

www.ho­tel­me­tro­po­ Lo­ca­ted in­si­de the Me­tro­po­le ho­tel, the Met Re­stau­rant is a pio­neer of a new con­cept tar­ge­ted at pro­mo­ting the Ita­lian re­gion.

Its me­nu fea­tu­res re­ci­pes ba­sed on tra­di­tio­nal Ita­lian ga­stro­no­my ser­ved in two ver­sions: ei­ther clas­si­cal or up­gra­ded wi­th a crea­ti­ve twi­st, ser­ved in unu­sual but ne­ver ex­ces­si­ve com­bi­na­tions. Its ca­re­ful­ly pre­pa­red di­shes are full of fla­vour and pre­sen­ted in a bright, co­lour­ful way. Map G4


c/o Bel­mond Ho­tel Ci­pria­ni Giu­dec­ca, 10 T: 041 240801

www.bel­ A jewel in the cro­wn of Bel­mond Ho­tel Ci­pria­ni, ex­pe­rien­ce Venice's top taste sen­sa­tion at this en­chan­ting Mi­che­lin-star­red re­stau­rant. Oro re­flec­ts the ro­man­tic spi­rit of Venice: ta­ke your seat be­nea­th Mu­ra­no glass chan­de­liers and the gol­den cei­ling, from whi­ch the re­stau­rant dra­ws its na­me, and try the spe­cia­li­ties in­spi­red by Ita­lian tra­di­tion. Map F6

Oste­ria da Fio­re

San Po­lo, 2202 T: 041 721308

www.da­fio­ An Oste­ria on­ly by na­me be­cau­se this is ac­tual­ly an ele­gant, star­red re­stau­rant. Its cui­si­ne ran­ges from the mo­st authentic tra­di­tio­nal fla­vours in­ter­pre­ted in a mo­dern-day key (mea­ning that of­fe­rings tend to be lighter) to mo­re unu­sual di­shes in­ven­ted by the chef, in­ten­ded to be as clo­se to nature as pos­si­ble thanks to a great se­lec­tion of hi­ghly sought-af­ter sea­so­nal in­gre­dien­ts. Ask for a wi­ne re­com­men­da­tion from its ex­cel­lent wi­ne li­st whi­ch al­so fea­tu­res se­ve­ral in­ter­na­tio­nal la­bels. Map



Piaz­za San Marco, 121 T: 041 5222105

www.ala­j­ A real in­sti­tu­tion of Ve­ne­tian taste, star­ting from its de­cor. A trium­ph of stuc­co, Mu­ra­no glass and pre­cious fa­brics hou­sed in one of the mo­st pho­to­gra­phed ‘pa­laz­zi' in the ci­ty. Its me­nu fea­tu­res in­tri­guing, crea­ti­ve di­shes that are beau­ti­ful­ly pre­sen­ted... wi­thout for­get­ting its spec­ta­cu­lar view over piaz­za San Marco. Map F4


Fon­da­men­ta S. Ca­te­ri­na, 3 (Maz­zor­bo) T: 041 5272281­nis­ On the one hand its ve­ge­ta­ble gar­dens and vi­neyards, and, on the other, its cui­si­ne fea­tu­ring an in­to­xi­ca­ting meld of lo­cal­ly sour­ced in­gre­dien­ts. Its bu­co­lic sur­roun­dings ser­ve as the ideal bac­k­drop to its authentic, ty­pi­cal­ly Ve­ne­tian cui­si­ne lo­vin­gly pre­pa­red by its four chefs who on­ly use fre­sh, sea­so­nal in­gre­dien­ts. Off Map

Da Ma­rio al­la Fa­va

Ly­ing in the heart of Venice, near to the Chur­ch of San­ta Ma­ria al­la Fa­va, from whi­ch it ta­kes its na­me, this small re­stau­rant of­fers a calm, re­la­xing at­mo­sphe­re far re­mo­ved from the cro­wds of tou­rists that flock to the area ea­ch year. Ope­ned in 1960, Ma­rio Bo­na­vi­ta wan­ted to re­di­sco­ver the true Ve­ne­tian sty­le of coo­king whi­ch he does wi­th pa­na­che. €€€. www.ri­sto­ran­te­ma­rioal­la­fa­ Cal­le Ga­liaz­zo, 5265 - Cal­le dei Sta­gne­ri, 5242. T: 041 5285147. Va­po­ret­to li­ne 1 or 2 (Rialto stop). Map F4


A ty­pi­cal Ve­ne­tian re­stau­rant of­fe­ring its clien­te­le an unu­sual com­bi­na­tion of Ve­ne­tian spe­cial­ties and li­ve mu­sic for a re­la­xing break, fea­tu­res a mix of great food and entertainment. €€€. Ca­stel­lo, 1533 (Via Ga­ri­bal­di). www.ri­sto­ran­te­gior­gio­ T: 041 5228727. Va­po­ret­to li­ne 1, 4.1, 4.2 (Ar­se­na­le stop). Map H5

Gran Ca­nal

He­re you can taste the ty­pi­cal spe­cial­ties of Ve­ne­tian tra­di­tion, fea­tu­ring the pu­re­st ex­pres­sion of taste and har­mo­ny. The re­stau­rant's main focus is on sea­food and ve­ge­ta­bles. Don't miss a din­ner on its evo­ca­ti­ve ter­ra­ce: the re­stau­rant fa­ces di­rec­tly on­to the Grand Ca­nal of­fe­ring di­ners an ex­cel­lent op­por­tu­ni­ty to com­bi­ne the plea­su­res of the pa­la­te wi­th a stun­ning view over Venice's la­goon. Open: lun­ch 12.30pm-2.30pm, din­ner 7.30pm-11.30pm €€€. www. ho­tel­mo­na­ c/o Ho­tel Mo­na­co&Gran Ca­nal. San Marco, 1332. T: 041 5200211. Va­po­ret­to li­ne 1 or 2 (San Marco stop). Map F5

Har­ry’s Bar

Foun­ded in the 1930s, this le­gen­da­ry bar is re­no­w­ned for its Bel­li­ni cock­tails (ori­gi­nal­ly in­ven­ted he­re) and for being the fa­vou­ri­te haunt, sin­ce it fir­st ope­ned, of al­mo­st eve­ry fa­mous na­me to vi­sit Venice. To­day, It is still a mu­st-vi­sit sto­po­ver for anyo­ne vi­si­ting Venice, a per­fect op­por­tu­ni­ty to step back in ti­me and sa­vour its slightly re­tro and in­cre­di­bly fa­sci­na­ting at­mo­sphe­re. www.har­ry­sbar­ve­ne­ San Marco, 1323 (Cal­le Val­la­res­so). T: 041 5285777. Va­po­ret­to 1 (Rialto stop) or 2 (San Marco-Val­la­res­so stop). Map F5

Il Nuo­vo Ga­leon

Lo­ca­ted on via Ga­ri­bal­di, near the Giar­di­ni del­la Bien­na­le and ju­st be­hind the Ar­se­nal, this re­stau­rant is main­ly fre­quen­ted by Ve­ne­tians. A ty­pi­cal, fa­mi­ly­run re­stau­rant wi­th an out­door ter­ra­ce (sum­mer), its at­trac­ti­ve in­te­rior is cha­rac­te­ri­zed by ty­pi­cal nau­ti­cal dé­cor, in­clu­ding the hull of a ‘bra­goz­zo', a ty­pi­cal fi­shing boat built by Crea, the fa­mous Ve­ne­tian ro­wing cham­pion. €€€.­nuo­vo­ga­ Ca­stel­lo, 1308, T: 041 5204656. Va­po­ret­to 5.1 or 5.2 (Giar­di­ni stop). Map H5

La Pi­sci­na

Ta­ke a seat at its wel­co­ming in­door di­ning room, or on the ma­gni­fi­cent pa­no­ra­mic ter­ra­ce over­loo­king

the Giu­dec­ca Ca­nal. At La Pi­sci­na you can sa­vour tra­di­tio­nal Ve­ne­tian and Me­di­ter­ra­nean di­shes pai­red wi­th wi­nes se­lec­ted from among­st the be­st Ita­lian la­bels. Ve­ge­ta­rian meals are al­so ser­ved.

€€€.­cal­ci­ c/o Ho­tel La Cal­ci­na. Dor­so­du­ro, 780 (Zat­te­re). T: 041 5206466. Va­po­ret­to li­ne 2 or 5.1 (Zat­te­re stop). Map E6

La Por­ta d’Ac­qua

Set ju­st steps from the Rialto Brid­ge, the re­stau­rant is hou­sed in a 15th cen­tu­ry buil­ding and de­co­ra­ted wi­th ori­gi­nal fre­scoes da­ting back to 1700. Its cui­si­ne co­n­ju­res up the aro­ma of authentic Nea­po­li­tan cui­si­ne, thanks to in­gre­dien­ts sour­ced ex­clu­si­ve­ly from Cam­pa­ni. €€€.­por­ta­dac­ San

Po­lo, 1022/b (Rio Te­rà San Sil­ve­stro). T: 041 2412124. Va­po­ret­to 1 (San Sil­ve­stro stop). Map E4

La Zuc­ca

Whi­le La Zuc­ca isn't on­ly a ve­ge­ta­rian re­stau­rant, it's a great pla­ce for anyo­ne who li­kes ve­ge­ta­bles. Zuc­ca's chefs turn com­mon gar­den-va­rie­ty in­gre­dien­ts li­kes car­ro­ts and egg­plant in­to works of cu­li­na­ry art. €€€. Clo­sed on Sun­days.­zuc­ca. it. San­ta Cro­ce, 1762. T: 041 5241570. Va­po­ret­to li­ne 1 (San Stae stop). Map D3


Per­ched on the la­st brid­ge of the mo­st beau­ti­ful pro­me­na­de in Venice, le Zat­te­re, this is the per­fect spot for a ro­man­tic din­ner whe­re you can en­joy all the ty­pi­cal fla­vours of the Ve­ne­tian la­goon. €€€. www.ri­sto­ran­te­li­nea­dom­ Dor­so­du­ro, 19. T: 041 2411881. Va­po­ret­to li­ne 5.1 (Zat­te­re stop) or 1 (Sa­lu­te stop). Map E5

Lo­can­da Ci­pria­ni

For tho­se who want to be clo­se to Venice, yet feel worlds away, the Lo­can­da Ci­pria­ni is a su­perb, ro­man­tic hi­dea­way. Fea­tu­ring a sim­ple yet evo­ca­ti­ve at­mo­sphe­re, it is po­pu­lar among kno­w­led­gea­ble gour­me­ts as a fan­ta­stic re­stau­rant. A far­m­hou­se from the ex­te­rior, it has been re­no­va­ted wi­th great charm, exu­ding an un­der­sta­ted elegance wi­th beau­ti­ful coun­try an­ti­ques and fre­sh flo­wers. €€€. www. lo­can­da­ci­pria­ Piaz­za San­ta Fo­sca 29 (Tor­cel­lo island). T: 041 730150. Va­po­ret­to li­ne 12 from Fon­da­men­te No­ve di­rec­tion Burano, then ta­ke the 9 li­ne). Off Map


Com­pri­sing two se­pa­ra­te areas. Mu­ro San Stae ser­ves won­der­ful piz­za and tra­di­tio­nal Ve­ne­tian and Me­di­ter­ra­nean di­shes, pre­pa­red wi­th fre­sh in­gre­dien­ts, whi­le Mu­ro Fra­ri em­bo­dies Venice's lo­ve for fi­sh en­han­ced wi­th an Ea­stern twi­st. Open dai­ly 12pm-3pm and 7pm-10.30pm. €€€. Mu­ro San Stae: San­ta Cro­ce 2048 (Cam­piel­lo del­lo Spe­zier). T: 041 5241628. San Stae boat stop. Mu­ro Fra­ri: San Po­lo 2604 b/c. T: 041 5245310. Va­po­ret­to li­ne 1 (San To­mà stop). Map D4

Ta­ver­na al Re­mer

Lo­ca­ted near to the Rialto Brid­ge, this ro­man­tic ‘ta­ver­na' is di­stin­gui­shed by its open-brick de­cor, whi­ch lends it an in­ti­ma­te, in­for­mal tou­ch. Al­thou­gh the me­nu fea­tu­res sim­ple, tra­di­tio­nal di­shes, it of­ten sur­pri­ses di­ners wi­th unu­sual pai­rings. Clo­sed on Wed­ne­sdays. €€€. www. al­re­ Can­na­re­gio, 5701. T. 041 5228789. Va­po­ret­to li­ne 1 (Ca' d'Oro stop).

Map F3


Ope­ned by the Ful­lin fa­mi­ly in 1960, it is pa­tro­ni­zed by lo­cals and tou­rists ali­ke. Its tran­quil, re­la­xed at­mo­sphe­re is fur­ther en­han­ced by a spec­ta­cu­lar view over the Ba­sin of St. Mark's. Its me­nu is main­ly fi­sh-ba­sed and ser­ves clas­sic Ve­ne­tian spe­cial­ties in­clu­ding ‘Bac­ca­là Man­te­ca­to' and ‘Sar­de in Saor'. Clo­sed on Tue­sdays. €€€. c/o Pen­sio­ne Wild­ner. Ca­stel­lo, 4161. T: 041 5227463. Va­po­ret­to li­ne 4.1 or 5.1 (San Zac­ca­ria stop). Map G4



Oste­ria da Fio­re




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