“FI­VE STAR” RE­STAU­RAN­TS

Where Venice - - News - By Ste­fa­nia Vida

Our pick of the be­st ci­ty dining at se­ve­ral top ho­tels in Venice.

Tra­di­tion, in­no­va­tion and crea­ti­vi­ty: Whe­re® hi­ghlights so­me cu­li­na­ry de­sti­na­tions to whet your ap­pe­ti­te in se­ve­ral top ho­tels in Venice.

Ac­que­rel­lo

c/o San Cle­men­te Pa­la­ce Kem­pin­ski Venice. Iso­la di San Cle­men­te, 1. T: 041 4750111.

www.kem­pin­ski.com. The gour­met cui­si­ne of Ac­que­rel­lo re­stau­rant en­han­ces the flavours of Ita­lian and Ve­ne­tian tra­di­tion wi­th crea­ti­ve and sur­pri­sing com­bi­na­tions of Exe­cu­ti­ve Chef Vin­cen­zo Di Tuo­ro. PAS­SION TIP Its view is as brea­th­ta­king as its food: si­tua­ted next to the XII-cen­tu­ry chur­ch of San Cle­men­te, the re­stau­rant, boa­sting a lar­ge ter­ra­ce, is lo­ca­ted next to one of the island’s pri­va­te lan­ding sta­ges and of­fers an in­com­pa­ra­ble view over the la­goon and St. Mark’s Squa­re.

Open for din­ner: 6.30 pm-10.30 pm. €€€. Ho­tel’s com­pli­men­ta­ry boat from piaz­za San Mar­co. Off

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Aman Venice Re­stau­rant

c/o Ho­tel Aman Venice. Pa­laz­zo Pa­pa­do­po­li. San Po­lo, 1364 (Cal­le Tie­po­lo). T: 041 2707333.

www.aman.com. The ex­clu­si­ve re­stau­rant at the Ho­tel Aman

Venice of­fers a de­light­ful­ly unique me­nu, thanks to se­ve­ral spe­cial­ties crea­ted by star­red Mi­la­ne­se chef Da­vi­de Ol­da­ni, who in­fu­ses his cu­li­na­ry of­fe­rings wi­th all the vi­bran­cy of his ‘pop cui­si­ne’.

PAS­SION TIP Stan­dou­ts, for tho­se who ha­ven’t yet ta­sted them, in­clu­de his ti­me­less ‘ci­pol­la ca­ra­mel­la­ta’ (‘ca­ra­me­li­zed onions’) and ‘Zaf­fe­ra­no e ri­so’ (Saf­fron and ri­ce’). €€€. Va­po­ret­to li­ne 1 (San Sil­ve­stro stop). Map E4

An­ti­noo’sc/o Cen­tu­rion Pa­la­ce Venezia.

Dor­so­du­ro, 173. T: 041 34281.

www.si­na­ho­tels.com.

Fron­ting the Grand Ca­nal, An­ti­noo’s Loun­ge & Re­stau­rant is the ideal pla­ce for a ro­man­tic din­ner, boa­sting a de­ci­ded­ly de­si­gner-sty­le dé­cor and a soft, evo­ca­ti­ve co­lour sche­me. In ad­di­tion to the à la car­te me­nu you can al­so choo­se from a se­lec­tion of ty­pi­cal gour­met Ve­ne­tian di­shes, the per­fect way to soak up the flavours and atmospheres of the la­goon ci­ty. €€€. Va­po­ret­to li­ne 1 (Sa­lu­te stop). Map E5

Aro­mi

c/o Hil­ton Mo­li­no Stuc­ky. Giu­dec­ca, 810. T: 041 2723311.

www.mo­li­no­stuc­ky­hil­ton.it. He­re you can ta­ste authentic Me­di­ter­ra­nean cui­si­ne, of­fe­ring a choi­ce of pa­sta, meat and sea­food di­shes, crea­ted using on­ly the fre­she­st in­gre­dien­ts ba­sed on tra­di­tio­nal re­ci­pes. Re­co­gni­zed by well-kno­wn in­ter­na­tio­nal ga­stro­no­mic as­so­cia­tion “Chai­ne des Ro­tis­seurs”, Aro­mi is the ideal spot to ce­le­bra­te a spe­cial oc­ca­sion. Open on a sea­so­nal ba­sis, the

Aro­mi re­stau­rant of­fers guests a sum­mer ter­ra­ce wi­th a fa­bu­lous view over Venice and the Giu­dec­ca Ca­nal. €€€. Va­po­ret­to li­ne 1 or 2 (Pa­lan­ca stop). Map C6

Ca­no­va

c/o Ba­glio­ni Ho­tel Lu­na. San Mar­co, 1243. T: 041 5289840.

www.ba­glio­ni­ho­tels.com. Win­ner of the Fo­gher d’Oro and Gam­be­ro Ros­so awards, the Ca­no­va boasts an in­ti­ma­te, ele­gant at­mo­sphe­re. Chef Da­nie­le Zen­na­ro of­fers me­nus and ta­stings fea­tu­ring the be­st of tra­di­tio­nal Ve­ne­tian cui­si­ne. All di­shes are ma­de using on­ly the fre­she­st, hi­gh-qua­li­ty in­gre­dien­ts, roun­ded off by a wi­ne li­st of­fe­ring a wi­de se­lec­tion of na­tio­nal and in­ter­na­tio­nal la­bels. Open: lun­ch 12.30pm-2.30pm, din­ner 7.30pm-10.30pm. €€€. Va­po­ret­to li­ne 1 (San Mar­co-Val­la­res­so stop) or 2 (San Mar­co-Giar­di­net­ti stop). Map F5

Club del Do­ge

c/o The Grit­ti Pa­la­ce (www.the­grit­ti­pa­la­ce.com). Cam­po San­ta Ma­ria del Gi­glio. T: 041 794611.

www.club­del­do­ge.com. The re­stau­rant wel­co­mes guests for a ro­man­tic din­ner or lun­ch over­loo­king the Grand Ca­nal, whe­re a wel­co­ming am­bien­ce and authentic up­sca­le cui­si­ne ma­ke ea­ch cu­li­na­ry ex­pe­rien­ce a tru­ly spe­cial one. From April to Oc­to­ber (wea­ther per­mit­ting), guests can di­ne on its stun­ning pa­no­ra­mic ter­ra­ce. Dining day­ti­me (in­for­mal) 12pm-6pm. Din­ner dai­ly (for­mal) 7pm- 10pm. €€€. Va­po­ret­to li­ne 1 (San­ta Ma­ria del Gi­glio stop). Map E5

De Pi­sis

c/o Ho­tel Bauer Pa­laz­zo. San Mar­co, 1413/d. T: 041 5207022.

www.bauer­ve­ne­zia.com. For a ro­man­tic ca­nal si­de din­ner, set again­st the bac­k­drop of the hi­sto­ric Ba­si­li­ca di San­ta Ma­ria del­la Sa­lu­te. Tho­se in search of a mo­re in­ti­ma­te ex­pe­rien­ce can opt to di­ne in its ele­gant dining room, fur­ni­shed wi­th clas­sic pe­riod pie­ces, re­mi­ni­scent of the an­cient pomp and splen­dour of the Se­re­nis­si­ma. €€€. Va­po­ret­to li­ne 2 (San Mar­co-Val­la­res­so stop). Map F5

Do Leo­ni

c/o Ho­tel Lon­dra Pa­la­ce. Ca­stel­lo, 4171 (Ri­va de­gli Schia­vo­ni). T: 041 5200533.

www.lon­dra­pa­la­ce.com. The Do Leo­ni re­stau­rant, one of the tem­ples of Ve­ne­tian cui­si­ne, pays ho­ma­ge to the sym­bols of Bri­tain and of Venice. Chef Lo­ris In­dri com­bi­nes the tra­di­tions of clas­sic Ve­ne­tian fa­re wi­th mo­re crea­ti­ve di­shes, to ti­til­la­te the pa­la­tes of even the mo­st di­scer­ning di­ners. The chef’s cu­li­na­ry art is fur­ther en­han­ced by its two at­mo­sphe­ric dining spa­ces: an in­door dining room who­se de­cor in­clu­des ar­ti­stic cry­stal and ori­gi­nal pain­tings and its sum­mer Ve­ran­da on the Ri­va de­gli Schia­vo­ni. €€€. Va­po­ret­to li­ne 1 or 2 (San Zac­ca­ria stop). Map G4

Il Giar­di­no Se­gre­to

c/o Bo­sco­lo Venezia. Fon­da­men­ta Ma­don­na dell’Or­to, 3500 (Cal­le Lar­ga Pia­ve).

T: 041 2208110.

www.venezia.bo­sco­lo­ho­tels.com. Venice mee­ting point for lo­vers of fi­ne cui­si­ne.

In an ele­gant and in­ti­ma­te at­mo­sphe­re, you can en­joy in­ter­na­tio­nal spe­cial­ties and de­li­ca­cies of the Ita­lian cui­si­ne, crea­ted by hi­ghly skil­led chefs and ac­com­pa­nied by a wi­de se­lec­tion of wi­nes and cham­pa­gnes. You can al­so ta­ste tan­ta­li­zing ape­ri­ti­vi. In the spring­ti­me and sum­mer the bloo­ming gar­den of­fers you a unique view for your lun­ch or for your ve­ry ro­man­tic din­ner. €€€. Va­po­ret­to li­ne 4.2 or 5.2 (Or­to stop). Map E1

L’Al­co­va

c/o Ca’ Sa­gre­do Ho­tel. Cam­po San­ta So­fia, 4198/99. T: 041 2413111.

www.ca­sa­gre­do­ho­tel.com. Boa­sting a ma­gni­fi­cent pa­no­ra­mic ter­ra­ce over the Grand Ca­nal, L’Al­co­va is ‘the’ tem­ple of tra­di­tio­nal Ve­ne­tian cui­si­ne for real con­nois­seurs.

PAS­SION TIP Its dining room fa­ces di­rec­tly over the Ca­nal, in front of the hi­sto­ric Rial­to Mar­ket, from whi­ch the re­stau­rant sour­ces the in­gre­dien­ts for its me­nus, ac­com­pa­nied by an astu­te se­lec­tion of wi­nes from va­rious re­gions of Ita­ly. Open: lun­ch 12pm2.30pm, din­ner 7pm-10pm. €€€. Va­po­ret­to li­ne 1 (Ca’ d’Oro stop). Map E3

La Ca­ra­vel­la

c/o Ho­tel Sa­tur­nia Cal­le Lar­ga XXII Mar­zo, 2399. T: 041 5208901.

www.re­stau­ran­tla­ca­ra­vel­la.com Ope­ned in 1963, the La Ca­ra­vel­la re­stau­rant com­ple­tes the ser­vi­ces of­fe­red by the Ho­tel Sa­tur­nia wi­th a tou­ch of cu­li­na­ry ex­cel­len­ce thanks to its fa­bu­lous Ve­ne­tian cui­si­ne up­da­ted wi­th a con­tem­po­ra­ry, gour­met twi­st. Its evo­ca­ti­ve, ro­man­tic am­bien­ce co­n­ju­res up the co­lours and fur­ni­shings of an an­cient Ve­ne­tian ves­sel. PAS­SION TIP In sum­mer, guests can di­ne ‘al fre­sco’ in its pic­tu­re­sque, in­ter­nal Ve­ne­tian cour­tyard. Open: lun­ch 12pm-3pm, din­ner 7pm-11pm. €€€. Va­po­ret­to li­ne 1 or 2 (San Mar­co-Val­la­res­so stop). Map E5

La Cu­po­la

c/o Ho­tel Carl­ton on the Grand Ca­nal San­ta Cro­ce, 578. T: 041 2752200.

www.carl­ton­gran­d­ca­nal.com. A jewel in sty­le bo­th the ve­nue and the at­mo­sphe­re. The me­nus are in­spi­red by the tra­di­tions of Ve­ne­tian, Ita­lian and in­ter­na­tio­nal cui­si­ne wi­th ge­nui­ne in­gre­dien­ts but wi­th an in­no­va­ti­ve and ori­gi­nal tou­ch. An ideal pla­ce for your ce­le­bra­tions or for a sim­ple ro­man­tic eve­ning in Venice. Va­po­ret­to li­ne 1 (Ri­va de Bia­sio stop). Map C3

La Cu­si­na c/o The We­stin Eu­ro­pa & Re­gi­na (www.star­woo­d­ho­tels.com).

San Mar­co 2159. T: 041 2400001.

www.la­cu­si­na.it. For a re­ge­ne­ra­ting lun­ch break bet­ween vi­si­ting one sight or ano­ther or for a ro­man­tic din­ner, La Cu­si­na is the ideal pla­ce to en­joy a com­bi­na­tion of ta­ste and re­la­xa­tion. Choo­se a ta­ble over­loo­king the Grand Ca­nal to en­joy a pa­no­ra­mic view of the ci­ty’s hi­sto­ric ar­chi­tec­tu­re, whi­le sa­vou­ring the re­stau­rant’s sea­so­nal di­shes whi­ch en­han­ce the ri­ch lo­cal flavours of Venice and the islands of the la­goon. Open: lun­ch 12pm-2.30pm, din­ner 7.30pm-10pm. €€€. Va­po­ret­to li­ne 1 or 2 (San Mar­co-Val­la­res­so stop). Map E5

Le Ma­sche­re

c/o Sta­rho­tels Splen­did Venice.

San Mar­co Mer­ce­rie, 760. T: 041 5200755.

www.sta­rho­tels.com. Lo­ved and pa­tro­ni­zed by Ve­ne­tian lo­cals, the Le Ma­sche­re re­stau­rant is set again­st the bac­k­drop of a lu­mi­nous ‘Cam­piel­lo’, a ty­pi­cal Ve­ne­tian cour­tyard. He­re you can sam­ple authentic Ve­ne­tian cui­si­ne, fea­tu­ring bo­th meat and fi­sh-ba­sed di­shes. A tru­ly gour­met ex­pe­rien­ce, gua­ran­teed by its part­ner­ship wi­th Ea­ta­ly, ma­kes Le Ma­sche­re one of the mo­st unique and ori­gi­nal re­stau­ran­ts in Venice. Open: lun­ch 12pm-2pm, din­ner 7pm-10pm. €€€. Va­po­ret­to li­ne 2 (Rial­to stop). Map F4

Oro

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

www.bel­mond.com. 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 ta­kes its na­me, and try the spe­cial­ties in­spi­red by Ita­lian tra­di­tion. Open: lun­ch 12.30pm-2.30pm, din­ner 7.30pm-10pm. €€€. Va­po­ret­to li­ne 4.1 (Zi­tel­le stop).

Map F6

Ter­raz­za Da­nie­li

c/o Ho­tel Da­nie­li (www.da­nie­li­ho­tel­ve­ni­ce.com). Ri­va de­gli Schia­vo­ni, 4196. T: 041 5226480.

www.ter­raz­za­da­nie­li.com. A trip to di­sco­ver tra­di­tio­nal flavours. Exe­cu­ti­ve Chef Da­rio Pa­ra­scan­do­lo will treat you to an ex­clu­si­ve gour­met ex­pe­rien­ce, wi­th a me­nu fea­tu­ring ex­qui­si­te, lo­cal­ly sour­ced, sea­so­nal in­gre­dien­ts. PAS­SION TIP Don’t miss the brea­th­ta­king view over the la­goon. Open: lun­ch 12pm-3pm, din­ner 7pm-10.30pm. €€€. Va­po­ret­to li­ne 5.1 (San Zac­ca­ria stop). Map F4

La Cu­po­la

Ter­raz­za Da­nie­li

Do Leo­ni

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