Top 7 Venice Restaurants

 

Italians genuinely believe that beauty lies in simplicity, and traditional Italian cuisine is a perfect illustration of that. Though all classic Italian recipes are based on very humble ingredients, "simple" is the last word that will come to your mind when you try the first spoon of classic risotto or take the first bite of authentic Italian pizza. On this page, we put together a list of what we believe are the best restaurants in Venice. Can you think of a better way to spend an evening than enjoying the breathtaking Venetian views and a plate of the mouthwatering Italian food with your loved one?

1. Met Restaurant, Venice

Light Natural Food

Riva degli Schiavoni, 4149
+39 041 524 00 34
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The Met Restaurant boasts an excellent location near the beautiful Piazza San Marco. Luca Veritti, the restaurant's chef, changes the menu every season. He prefers to work with the seasonal ingredients and offers interesting reinterpretations of the familiar tastes and classic flavors.

2. Il Ridotto Restaurant, Venice

Regional Cuisine

Campo Santi Filippo e Giacomo, 4509
+39 041 520 82 80
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The small and cozy II Ridotto Restaurant got its name from one of the oldest Venetian theaters, the lovely "Ridotto Theater". It offers only 9 tables, excellent service, and a diverse menu, focusing on fish and meat dishes.

3. Quadri Restaurant, Venice

Creative Dishes

Piazza San Marco, 121
+39 041 522 21 05
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The casual Quadri Restaurant is set right in the heart of unforgettable Venice. It invites you to enjoy a creative interior and high-class service, as well as a wide choice of dishes, offering to look at the Venetian and Italian classics from a different angle.

4. Osteria da Fiore Restaurant, Venice

Venetian Cuisine

Calle del Scaleter, 2202
+39 041 721 308
https://www.dafiore.net

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Although now the elegant Osteria de Flore is among the best-known restaurants in romantic Venice, many years ago it started its way as a tavern. Nowadays it provides top-notch service and an excellent gourmet menu that can cater to anyone's taste.

5. Oro Restaurant, Venice

Flamboyant Dishes

Giudecca, 10
+39 041 240 801
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Oro Restaurant's executive chef, Davide Bisetto, takes inspiration from his passion for expressionist art and his love of travel and creates an extraordinary menu, accompanied by an excellent choice of wine (more than1000 labels available).

6. Ai Gondolieri Restaurant, Venice

Healthy Food

Calle S. Domenico Dorsoduro, 366
+39 041 528 63 96
http://www.aigondolieri.it

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The elegant Ai Gondolieri Restaurant offers beautiful views over the Salute Church, famous Italian hospitality, impeccable service, and a great menu. The restaurant prides itself in the first fruits of the lagoon and an excellent choice of homemade pasta.

7. Terrazza Danieli Restaurant, Venice

Seasonal Menu

Riva degli Schiavoni, 4196
+39 041 522 64 80
https://www.terrazzadanieli.com

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The Terrazza Daniel boasts a truly remarkable location on the hotel's rooftop. Apart from the breathtaking views, it invites to enjoy a beautiful interior, great service, and a fantastic menu, created by the Chef Alberto Fol, inspired by the city's role in history as a bridge between the West and the East.