TRA­DI­TIO­NAL ITA­LIAN CUI­SI­NE

Where Venice - - Dining -

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.abec­ca­fi­coar­te.com. Can­na­re­gio, 2289/C. T: 041 2759220. Va­po­ret­to li­ne 1 (Ca' d'Oro stop). Map E5

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. €€€. www.ve­ni­ceac­qua­paz­za.com. 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. €€€. www. al­co­lom­bo.com. 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, Ve­ne­tian­sty­le 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. €€€. www.al­giar­di­net­to.it. 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).

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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.ri­sto­ran­teal­la­ma­don­na.com. 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.an­ti­ca­car­bo­ne­ra.it. 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. €€€. www. an­ti­che­ca­ram­pa­ne.com. San Po­lo, 1911. T: 041 5240165. Va­po­ret­to li­ne 1 (Rial­to-Mer­ca­to stop).

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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. €€€. www. an­ti­co­mar­ti­ni.com. Cam­po Tea­tro Fe­ni­ce 2007. T: 041 5224121. Va­po­ret­to li­ne 1 (San­ta Ma­ria del Gi­glio stop) or 2 (San Mar­co-Val­la­res­so stop).

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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-stoc­ked cel­lar boa­sting mo­re than

900 la­bels from all over the world. €€€. www. an­ti­co­pi­gno­lo.com. San Mar­co, 451 (Cal­le de­gli Spec­chie­ri). T: 041 5228123. Va­po­ret­to li­ne 1 or 2 (Rial­to stop).

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Da Fio­re

A re­no­w­ned Ve­ne­tian re­stau­rant that of­fers top­not­ch cui­si­ne in a so­phi­sti­ca­ted, ele­gant set­ting. Thir­ty-fi­ve years ago, Ma­ra and Maurizio Mar­tin tran­sfor­med an old oste­ria in­to one of the ci­ty's mo­st fa­mous re­stau­ran­ts. Im­pec­ca­ble ser­vi­ce and su­per­la­ti­ve Ve­ne­tian di­shes com­po­sed of ca­re­ful­ly se­lec­ted sea­so­nal in­gre­dien­ts ha­ve

ma­de Da Fio­re a mu­st-vi­sit de­sti­na­tion. Clo­sed on Mon­days. €€€. www.da­fio­re.net. San Po­lo, 2202. T: 041 721308. Va­po­ret­to li­ne 1 (Rial­to-Mer­ca­to stop). Map E3

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.ho­tel­mo­na­co.it. 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. har­ry­sbar­ve­ne­zia.com. San Mar­co, 1323 (Cal­le Val­la­res­so). T: 041 5285777. Va­po­ret­to 1 (Rial­to stop) or 2 (San Mar­co-Val­la­res­so stop). Map

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La Con­ca d’Oro

Lo­ca­ted ju­st steps from St. Mark's Squa­re, La Con­ca d'Oro was esta­bli­shed by Si­ci­lian bro­thers Giu­sep­pe and Gio­van­ni Co­sta, the foun­ders of the fir­st piz­ze­ria in Nor­thern Ita­ly. Sin­ce that ti­me, this Ve­ne­tian in­sti­tu­tion has been tur­ning out so­me of the be­st piz­za in town. € (piz­ze­ria) - €€€ (re­stau­rant). www.con­ca­do­ro­ve­ni­ce.com. Ca­stel­lo, 4338 (Cam­po SS. Fi­lip­po e Gia­co­mo). T: 041 5229293. Va­po­ret­to li­nes 1, 2 , 5.1 (San Zac­ca­ria stop). Map F4

Li­nea­dom­bra

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.ri­sto­ran­te­li­nea­dom­bra.com. Dor­so­du­ro, 19. T: 041 2411881. Va­po­ret­to li­ne 5.1 (Zat­te­re stop) or 1 (Sa­lu­te stop). Map E5

Trat­to­ria Do For­ni

The ow­ner Eli­gio Pa­ties has ma­na­ged to ma­ke this re­stau­rant a sought-af­ter de­sti­na­tion, di­stin­gui­shed by its wi­de as­sort­ment of Ve­ne­tian fa­re, thanks to the qua­li­ty of the di­shes and a ge­nui­ne sen­se of ty­pi­cal­ly Ve­ne­tian ho­spi­ta­li­ty. The dining spa­ces will re­mind you of the car­ria­ges of the le­gen­da­ry “Orient Ex­press” and pay tri­bu­te to the hi­sto­ry of Venice. €€€. www.do­for­ni.it. San Mar­co, 468 (Cal­le dei Spec­chie­ri). T: 041 5232148. Va­po­ret­to li­ne 1 or 2 (San Zac­ca­ria). Map F4

Wild­ner

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

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