Vene­tian

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Da Fiore. Mara’s 1-Mich-starred no-fuss seafood gives it top ta­ble sta­tus, draw­ing the well-heeled from near n’ far. Cosy, car­riage-like with po­lite staff, but no prices on gals’ menus. Calle del Scaleter / SP 2202 / 041 721308 / lunch & din­ner Tue-sat / closed 3 weeks Dec-jan, 3 weeks Aug / book way ahead / dafiore.net

La Car­avella. It’s ship ahoy at this in­ti­mate, can­dle-lit cabin com­plete with helm and cap­stan, plus sum­mer gar­den, pop­u­lar with lovers, groups and a more ma­ture crowd. Via XXII Marzo / SM 2399 / 041 5208901 / restau­rant­lacar­avella.com

La Colomba. Pi­casso and co. line the walls and slick suits and vis­i­tors fill the chairs for old world fare and ace vino. Piscina di Frez­zaria / SM 1665 / 041 5221175 / closed Wed

Al Covo. Tus­camer­i­can hubby n’ wife lo­ca­vores go wild with the sea­sons in this bu­colic nook well-liked by statesiders. Campiello de la Pescaria / Castello 3968 / 041 5223812 / lunch & din­ner / closed Wed-thu, 4 weeks Dec-jan / ris­toran­teal­covo.com

An­tiche Caram­pane. In-the-know epi­cures love that this sim­ple tim­ber trat is hard to find and that there’s ‘no pizza, no menù tur­is­tico’, just plenty of flip-fresh aquatic life. Rio Terà Caram­pane / SP 1911 / 041 5240165 / lunch & din­ner Tue-sat / closed 10 days Jan, 3 weeks Aug / an­tichecaram­pane.com

Al­giuba­gio. Rus­tic red brick and vel­vet Vene­tian ro­mance on the wa­ter, with a di­vine sum­mer ter­race and vast cel­lar. F.ta Nuove / Cannare­gio 5039 / 041 5236084 / lunch & din­ner Wed-mon / closed 2 weeks Jan / al­giuba­gio.net

Fi­aschet­te­ria Toscana. Elle Dé­cor won’t fea­ture it any time soon, but this in­sti­tu­tion is loved for its sophisty food. Sal­izada S. Gio­vanni Grisos­tomo / Cannare­gio 5719 / 041 5285281 / closed Tue, lunch Wed, late July-late Aug / fi­aschet­te­ri­atoscana.it

Os­te­ria L’orto dei Mori. Chic, earthy hide­away that spills onto the lo­cal square in cle­ment weather, and takes clas­sic dishes to a new level. Don’t miss the di­vine choc desserts. Campo dei Mori / Cannare­gio 3386 / 041 5243677 / closed Tue / os­te­riaor­todeimori.com

Vini Da Gi­gio. Con­vivial wood n’ cream nabe bac­aro serv­ing mar­ket-fresh clas­sics. Try the sig­na­ture ma­sorin (duck). F.ta S. Felice / Cannare­gio 3628/a / 041 5285140 / lunch & din­ner Wed­sun / closed 3 weeks Jan, 3 weeks Aug / vinidagi­gio.com

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