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

Where Venice - - Contents - By Stefania Vi­da

Whe­re® brings you a round-up of Michelin-starred restaurants for true con­nois­seurs of ta­ste!


c/o San Cle­men­te Pa­la­ce Kem­pin­ski Ve­ni­ce.

Iso­la di San Cle­men­te, 1. T: 041 4750111.


The gour­met cui­si­ne of Ac­que­rel­lo re­stau­rant en­han­ces the fla­vours of Ita­lian and Ve­ne­tian tra­di­tion wi­th crea­ti­ve and sur­pri­sing com­bi­na­tions of Exe­cu­ti­ve Chef Gior­gio Schif­fe­reg­ger. PAS­SION TIP Its view is as brea­th­ta­king as its food: si­tua­ted next to the XII­cen­tu­ry chur­ch of San Cle­men­te, the re­stau­rant, boa­sting a lar­ge ter­ra­ce, is lo­ca­ted next to one of the island's pri­va­te lan­ding sta­ges. Open for din­ner: 6.30 pm-10.30 pm. Ho­tel's com­pli­men­ta­ry boat from piaz­za San Mar­co. Off Map

Aman Ve­ni­ce Re­stau­rant

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


The ex­clu­si­ve re­stau­rant 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


c/o Centurion Pa­la­ce Ve­ne­zia.

Dor­so­du­ro, 173. T: 041 34281.


Fron­ting the Grand Canal, this 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


c/o Hil­ton Mo­li­no Stuc­ky.

Giu­dec­ca, 810. T: 041 2723311.


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


c/o Ba­glio­ni Ho­tel Lu­na.

San Mar­co, 1243. T: 041 5289840.


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. Va­po­ret­to li­ne 1 (San Mar­coVal­la­res­so stop). Map F5

Club del Do­ge

c/o The Grit­ti Pa­la­ce.

Cam­po San­ta Ma­ria del Gi­glio. T: 041 794611.


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.


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.


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

Do­po­la­vo­ro c/o JW Mar­riott Ve­ni­ce Re­sort & Spa

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


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.

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c/o Pa­laz­zo Ve­nart

San­ta Cro­ce, 1961 (Cal­le Tron). T: 041 5233784.


Hea­ded by twi­ce-Michelin starred chef En­ri­co Bar­to­li­ni and lo­ca­ted in a hi­sto­ric pa­laz­zo on the Grand

Canal it of­fers an in­ter­pre­ta­tion of con­tem­po­ra­ry Ita­lian cui­si­ne. Bar­to­li­ni fo­cu­ses on his ex­pe­rien­ce and re­sear­ch-ba­sed use of lo­cal­ly-sour­ced Ve­ne­tian in­gre­dien­ts and re-ima­gi­ned wi­th an in­no­va­ti­ve twi­st. Va­po­ret­to li­ne 1 or 2 (San Stae stop). Map E3

Grand Canal

c/o Ho­tel Mo­na­co & Grand Canal

San Mar­co, 1332. T: 041 5200211.


A mee­ting pla­ce for gu­rus of the world of eco­no­my and fi­nan­ce, jour­na­lists and ar­tists, ac­tors and wri­ters, it looks out di­rec­tly over the Grand Canal. Bo­th li­ve­ly and in­ti­ma­te, its ter­ra­ce com­bi­nes the plea­su­res of the pa­la­te wi­th an evo­ca­ti­ve view over the la­goon. He­re you can en­joy the ty­pi­cal di­shes of Ve­ne­tian tra­di­tion, from the de­li­ca­cies of the sea to the ve­ge­ta­bles, ex­pres­sed wi­th ma­xi­mum ta­ste and har­mo­ny. Map F5

Il Giar­di­no Se­gre­to

c/o Bo­sco­lo Ve­ne­zia. Fon­da­men­ta Ma­don­na dell'Or­to, 3500 (Cal­le Lar­ga Pia­ve). T: 041 2208110.


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. 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


c/o Ca’ Sa­gre­do Ho­tel.

Cam­po San­ta So­fia, 4198/99. T: 041 2413111.


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.


Ope­ned in 1963, it 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. In sum­mer, guests can di­ne ‘al fre­sco' in its pic­tu­re­sque, in­ter­nal Ve­ne­tian cour­tyard. Va­po­ret­to li­ne 1 or 2 (San Mar­coVal­la­res­so stop). Map E5

La Cu­si­na

c/o The We­stin Eu­ro­pa & Re­gi­na

San Mar­co 2159. T: 041 2400001.


For a re­ge­ne­ra­ting lun­ch break 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. 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.


Lo­ved and pa­tro­ni­zed by Ve­ne­tian lo­cals, it 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. Va­po­ret­to li­ne 2 (Rialto stop).

Map F4


c/o Bel­mond Ho­tel Ci­pria­ni.

Giu­dec­ca, 10. T: 041 240801.


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. Va­po­ret­to li­ne 4.1 (Zi­tel­le stop).

Map F6


c/o Pa­laz­zet­to Pi­sa­ni

San Mar­co, 2814. T: 041 5232550.


Lo­ca­ted in the no­ble floor of Pa­laz­zet­to Pi­sa­ni, fa­cing the Grand Canal, he­re you can sa­vor re­fi­ned Ita­lian and gour­met food in a ty­pi­cal­ly Ve­ne­tian am­bient. Par­ti­cu­lar even­ts are of­ten or­ga­ni­zed in this spa­ce. Mo­reo­ver, try out the Bal­co­ny ex­pe­rien­ce, a ro­man­tic and unique ex­pe­rien­ce ju­st for two per­sons on a pri­va­te bal­co­ny fa­cing the Grand Canal, sim­ply en­joy an ape­ri­ti­vo in Ve­ne­tian style, an ex­clu­si­ve din­ner or even a con­ti­nen­tal break­fa­st. Va­po­ret­to li­ne 1 or 2 (Ac­ca­de­mia stop). Map E5

Ter­raz­za Da­nie­li

c/o Ho­tel Da­nie­li

Ri­va de­gli Schia­vo­ni, 4196. T: 041 5226480.


A trip to di­sco­ver tra­di­tio­nal fla­vours. Exe­cu­ti­ve Chef Da­rio Pa­ra­scan­do­lo will treat you to an ex­clu­si­ve gour­met ex­pe­rien­ce, wi­th a me­nu fea­tu­ring lo­cal­ly sour­ced, sea­so­nal in­gre­dien­ts. Don't miss the brea­th­ta­king view over the la­goon. Va­po­ret­to li­ne 5.1 (San Zac­ca­ria stop). Map F4

Ter­raz­za Da­nie­li


Do Leo­ni

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