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Trattoria al Gatto Nero (Burano), Venice

If you have yet to visit the colourful fairytale that is Burano, it's worth stopping by Trattoria al Gatto Nero – “the black cat”. If you're favourite food is fish...

Il Paradiso Perduto, Venice

Not far from Al Timon you can find Venice's own “Paradise Lost”, or rather, Il Paradiso Perduto – a local Venetian eatery. On Monday nights starting at 9:00 pm...

Piccolo Mondo, Venice

Venice delights with its quietness and lack of hurry. The nightlife here is serene – discotheques are few and far between. However, sometimes you just want to go a little wild…

Enoteca Ai Artisti, Venice

This modest-sized wine bar/restaurant is found in the Venetian neighbourhood of Dorsoduro, and the clientèle is mostly made up of locals. Every once in a while, an ancient wall-hung telephone rings...

Ristorante Riviera, Venice

There's a really great view of the Giudecca Canal from Ristorante Riviera. It's a bit pricey, but within reason considering that the food is...

Rossopomodoro, Venice

Good pizza in Venice? Yes, it is possible! Because of Venice's regulation banning wood-fired pizza ovens, really good pizza is a rarity there. Somehow...

Enoteca La Cantina, Venice

Almost as small as a closet, this gourmet paradise has just a few small tables by the bar counter and a couple more on the terrace outside. There is no menu to speak of, or more precisely...

Alla Vedova, Venice

Alla Vedova is almost legendary as one of the oldest bacari or wine-bars in the city...

Da Nico, Venice

Zattere Boardwalk, extending opposite Giudecca Island, is a great place for a lovely...

Linea d’Ombre, Venice

This is one of the few truly contemporary restaurants in Venice; what makes the place so special is undeniably...

La Bitta, Venice

A tiny little family restaurant in the district of Dorsoduro - so easy to miss... It is not much more...

Pasticceria Gobbetti, Venice

Hot chocolate is said to have been Casanova's greatest weakness - the deep colour of dark clay...

Antiche Carampane, Venice

A genuine Venetian restaurant located in the district of San Polo, on a tiny street you will spend ages looking for, presumably muttering under your nose something...

Alla Madonna, Venice

Located not far from the Rialto Bridge (Ponte di Rialto)... no, please don't frown: although you will indeed have to make your way through the throngs of tourists, this...

Alle Testiere, Venice

Only ten tables - make sure to book well in advance: Alle Testiere is one of the best (and tiniest) restaurants in Venice. Well, the best, actually, at least as far as...

Il Nuovo Galeon, Venice

Il Nuovo Galeon is on Via Garibaldi, right between the Giardini and the Arsenale. It has a little over a dozen tables, and a decidedly idiosyncratic design scheme...

Al Timon, Venice

If you've become a bit weary of the Venetian fish diet, this place is for you: juicy steaks and meat dishes galore. Cannaregio locals are especially fond of Al Timon...

Al Bottegon, Venice

Al Bottegon, also called Cantinone Gia Schiavi, is a great place to go if you've missed lunch or simply don't want to devote the usual 1½ to 2 hours for your midday meal...

Osteria Alla Bifora, Venice

Although Osteria Alla Bifora is located in Venice's loudest square, Campo Santa Margherita, it does not serve either tea or coffee – so as not to encourage students from...

Ristorante Taverna la Fenice, Venice

Behind the grandiose La Fenice opera house you'll find Taverna la Fenice – a restaurant for people who really love their vegetables...

Al Portego, Venice

On a small Venetian street just a few minutes by foot from the Rialto Bridge, the tiny Al Portego restaurant (with seating for only 20 patrons at miniature tables) beckons...

A Beccafico, Venice

The minimalist decor of the A Beccafico restaurant is dominated by a laconic white; however, weather conditions permitting...

Alla Botta, Venice

Alla Botta is a typical Venetian wine-bar or a bacaro, much loved by locals. Simple and...

Enoteca Mascareta, Venice

Enoiteca Mascareta is extremely popular, and its fame spreads just by word of mouth...

Bancogiro, Venice

What a discovery - a wine bar and a tiny restaurant in one near the Rialto market. Admittedly, the place is best on warm spring and summer days when the terrace...

Avogaria, Venice

To most people Venice is definitely associated with small, cosy, time-worn - and, for that...

Gelateria Alaska, Venice

Definitely the best gelato in Venice. No-one makes it quite like Carlo Pistacchi. Green tea...

Vini da Gigio, Venice

An excellent little place - a comparatively small Venetian family restaurant next door to the church of San Felice...

De Pisis, Venice

It goes without saying that you will have to pay for the location - the Bauer Hotel -, and yet a light...