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A Bec­ca­fi­co Ar­te

It of­fers se­ve­ral dining spa­ces and a small in­ner cour­tyard. Its ty­pi­cal Ve­ne­tian am­bien­ce, is low-key, con­tem­po­ra­ry and ele­gant, blen­ding to per­fec­tion wi­th its Si­ci­lian-style cui­si­ne. €€€. Clo­sed on Tue­sdays. www.abec­ca­fi­coar­ Can­na­re­gio, 2289/C. T: 041 2759220. Va­po­ret­to li­ne 1 (Ca' d'Oro stop). Map E5

A la Ve­cia Ca­va­na

Set wi­thin the pic­tu­re­sque en­vi­ron­ment of an old re­struc­tu­red ca­và­na (a ty­pi­cal slo­ped buil­ding used to hou­se boa­ts), this re­stau­rant ser­ves de­li­cious tra­di­tio­nal Ve­ne­tian and Ita­lian cui­si­ne. €€€. www. mar­sil­li­fa­mi­ Can­na­re­gio, 4624 (Rio Te­rà SS. Apo­sto­li). T: 041 5287106. Va­po­ret­to li­ne 1 (Ca' d'Oro stop). Map F3

Ac­qua Paz­za

Set again­st the ma­gi­cal bac­k­drop of Cam­po Sant'An­ge­lo, it of­fers a great ‘al fre­sco' dining ex­pe­rien­ce un­der the stars. This small cor­ner of Amal­fi in Venice ser­ves an ar­ray of tan­ta­li­zing di­shes. €€€.­ni­ceac­qua­paz­ San Mar­co, 3808. T: 041 2770688. Va­po­ret­to li­ne 1 or 2 (Rialto stop).Map E4

Al Co­lom­bo

A mee­ting point sin­ce 1986 for an in­ter­na­tio­nal clien­te­le, its menu main­tains all the hall­mark fea­tu­res of tra­di­tio­nal Ve­ne­tian cui­si­ne. In sum­mer, guests can di­ne ou­tsi­de un­der the ro­man­tic light of Venice's street lamps. €€€.­co­lom­ San Mar­co, 4619. T: 041 5222627. Va­po­ret­to li­ne 1 or 2 (Rialto stop). Map E3

Al Giar­di­net­to da Se­ve­ri­no

Set again­st the ma­gni­fi­cent bac­k­drop of the 15th cen­tu­ry Pa­laz­zo Zor­zi, the re­stau­rant is li­sted as an ‘hi­sto­ri­cal esta­blish­ment of Venice' and its dining room still fea­tu­res a vaul­ted cei­ling and a fre­scoed fi­red­pla­ce. Its menu of­fers the be­st of tra­di­tio­nal Ve­ne­tian cui­si­ne: bac­ca­là, Ve­ne­tian-style li­ver, ‘gran­seo­la', po­len­ta wi­th sh­rimp, a mi­xed fi­sh fry wi­th ar­ti­cho­kes and sea­food ri­sot­to. The re­stau­rant of­fers a glu­ten free menu espe­cial­ly de­si­gned for coe­liacs. Clo­sed on Thur­sday. €€€.­giar­di­net­ Ca­stel­lo, 4928 (Sa­li­za­da Zor­zi). T: 041 5285332. Va­po­ret­to li­ne 2 (San Zac­ca­ria stop). Map G4

Al Mer­cà

Hi­ghly sought-af­ter, ty­pi­cal Ve­ne­tian cui­si­ne. Boa­sting an in­for­mal at­mo­sphe­re, it is the per­fect spot to re­lax wi­th a soo­thing cock­tail af­ter a long day of sightseeing. €€€. Li­do - Via E. Dan­do­lo, 17. T: 041 2431663. Va­po­ret­to 1, 2, 5.1, 5.2

(Li­do stop). Map E3

Al­la Ma­don­na

Esta­bli­shed in 1954 and set in one of Venice's mo­st pic­tu­re­sque cor­ners, the Ra­do fa­mi­ly has run Al­la Ma­don­na sin­ce its in­cep­tion. Its wel­co­ming am­bien­ce, cha­rac­te­ri­zed by an an­cient vi­neyard, pro­vi­des the per­fect bac­k­drop for the ty­pi­cal re­gio­nal cui­si­ne ser­ved here. €€€. www. ri­sto­ran­teal­la­ma­don­ San Po­lo, 594 (Cal­le del­la Ma­don­na). T: 041 5223824. Va­po­ret­to li­ne 1 (Rialto-Mer­ca­to stop). Map E4

An­ti­ca Car­bo­ne­ra

Ho­me­ma­de pa­sta, fre­sh fi­sh and unu­sual de­cor: its in­te­riors re­sem­ble tho­se of the Mi­ra­mar ya­cht that be­lon­ged to Franz Jo­se­ph II and Prin­cess Sis­si. A fa­vou­ri­te haunt of ar­tists, its charm and Ve­ne­tian fla­vour ha­ve re­mai­ned unal­te­red sin­ce it fir­st ope­ned in 1894. Stan­dou­ts in­clu­de its raw fi­sh di­shes and stewed cod fi­sh wi­th po­len­ta. €€€. www. an­ti­ca­car­bo­ne­ San Mar­co (Cal­le Bem­bo). T: 041 5225479. Va­po­ret­to li­ne 1 or 2 (Rialto stop). Map E4

An­ti­che Ca­ram­pa­ne

A ty­pi­cal trattoria, in business for over a cen­tu­ry, it has a friend­ly, con­vi­vial at­mo­sphe­re. This is a go-to ad­dress for foo­dies and con­nois­seurs of fi­ne dining. Its ex­cel­lent menu, en­han­ced by the fre­she­st, top qua­li­ty in­gre­dien­ts is ac­com­pa­nied by an astu­te se­lec­tion of wi­nes. Clo­sed on Sun­days and Mon­days. €€€.­ti­che­ca­ram­pa­ San Po­lo, 1911. T: 041 5240165. Va­po­ret­to li­ne 1 (Rial­toMer­ca­to stop). Map E3

An­ti­co Mar­ti­ni

Lo­ca­ted next to the La Fenice thea­tre, wi­th its ele­gant dining rooms, wel­co­ming at­mo­sphe­re and at­ten­ti­ve staff, the An­ti­co Mar­ti­ni ser­ves so­me of the be­st sea­food in to­wn. €€€.­ti­co­mar­ti­ Cam­po Tea­tro Fenice 2007. T: 041 5224121. Va­po­ret­to li­ne 1 (San­ta Ma­ria del Gi­glio stop) or 2 (San Mar­co-Val­la­res­so stop).Map E5

An­ti­co Pi­gno­lo

The hand of ow­ner Eli­gio Pa­ties, is ap­pa­rent in its beau­ti­ful­ly laid ta­bles and im­pec­ca­ble ser­vi­ce. The tra­di­tio­nal Ve­ne­tian menu is ac­com­pa­nied by a well-

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