You’ve seen the Uffitzi Gallery, Duomo and Palazzo Vecchio. You are in need of a very well-deserved rest and foodie treat. Being in the north of Italy and located on the Adriatic Sea, there is quite a lot of seafood in the old Sinking City. There are of course, a list of other traditional Italian options too. This post is exactly what it says on the tin, being ideal for your Venice foodie research. Paper and pen at the ready, here are our Top 5 Places to Eat in Venice!
BREAKFAST: Pasticceria Rosa Salva
This is one of the oldest bakeries in the City of Bridges. It dates back to the 19th century and boasts consistent high-quality and Italian cuisine at its best. You can try a host of typical Venetian cakes, brioches and cookies plus meringues and millefeuilles. There are also sandwiches and tramezzini (a Venetian triangle soft bread sandwich) if a light lunch is what you desire. Typical cuisine, cheap prices and the perfect place for people watching in the morning. So grab one of their well-loved cornettos, sit in a piazza and do as the Venetians do.
LUNCH: Dalla Marisa
At Dalla Marisa the deal is simple. Sit where you’re seated and you’ll eat whatever Marisa’s preparing since theres no menu. And you, my fellow traveller, will like it. Come here for a bargain lunch priced only at €15 for a first course, main course, side dish, wine, water and coffee. Pace yourself though as it is a mighty lunch to get through and Marisa might not be happy and jokingly scold you over coffee. You’ll be told whether the dinner menu is meat or fish when you book (Tuesday nights are usually fish). This is top Italian food, you will undoubtedly be more than satisfied.
DINNER: Trattoria Corte Sconta
Trattoria Corte Sconta is the place that locals hit, which means good-quality and value for your money. Well-celebrated in the city for its trademark seafood antipasti and unique pasta with a twist, you get tradition with an added modern touch. This is real Italian food at it’s best. They have an ever growing wine list, including biodynamic and organic wines, which seem to be all the rage now. This place gets top brownie points and is the perfect way to avoid pricey tourist traps.
DESSERT: Gelatoteca SuSo
As you probably know, the must-have dessert throughout the must-have dessert is the ever-famous gelato. From classic flavours, like strawberry, to more extravagant choices, like ‘black hole’ (chocolate, banana and pistachio), SuSo is something really exceptional in this city. The buzzing atmosphere is full of friendly staff and hungry customers getting their ice-cream fix. This is the go-to place for an extra dose of Italian cuisine after dinner. Simply outstanding.
SNACK: Al Mercà
Venice is famous for its cicchetti (small snacks) and Al Mercà is just the place for this. Like most bàcari bars, the atmosphere here is everything. Matchbox sized spaces, eating standing up with toothpicks, divine bits and bobs of food and a great ambiance. Foodie options include classic meatballs, artichoke hearts, mini-sandwiches and a selection of panini toppings. And of course, a selection of wine. White wine is usually the top choice with these types of snacks. So perfectly Italian. With excellent reviews, a top-hit location and a bustling crowd, Al Mercà is the first choice for locals, Rialto market goers, and now, for you.
Venice has it all. Beautiful architecture, great weather and undoubtedly, as we all know, some of the best food around. Don’t miss out on these 5 amazing places during your trip to Venice!
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