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The Top Restaurants in Venice Italy -- 2015 Update

Note on eating out in Venice: Venice is an exception to the rule that Europeans eat late– some of the best-value foodie bars and bacaros (the bacaro is a peculiarly Venetian take on the Spanish tapas joint) serve lunch from noon to 1.30pm, dinner from 7pm to around 8.30pm.

Risorante Quadri  --Piazza San Marco, 121 --30124 Venice, Italy Tel. +39 041 522 2105

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Autumn Vegetables
Cappucino with lagoon shrimp Suckling Pig with White Truffles

Ristorante Quadri is the only fine dining restaurant overlooking Piazza San Marco. It is a 1 Star Michelin Restaurant which seems by it's cuisine looking for a second star.The cuisine of Quadri is a contemporary expression of Italian and Venetian classics. The menu was created by Max Alajmo is carried out by executive chef Silvio Giavedoni with influences from famous 3 Michelin Star Restaurant Le Calandre. Highlights ingredients are sourced directly from the Venetian lagoon, primarily fish that arries daily from the Rialto market. Signature dishes include: Cappuccino" with baby shrimps, Venetian crab, mantis prawns and clams --- autumn vegetables with chestnut puree, pumpkin mushrooms and almond cauliflower foam--- Roast suckling pig with cauliflower · white truffle and ricotta mozzarella gnudi - Website ---- Menu.

Osteria Da Fiore   San Polo Calle del Scaleter, Venice, Italy 041-721-308 |
1 Michelin Star Restaurant --Once an old Venetian tavern, da Fiore is now considered one of the best restaurants in Venice amd the best by many. The restaurant has some excellent raw fish dishes... risotto and the "molecche". Osteria Da Fiore has excellent daily ingredients from the lagoon. The spider crab appetizer is one of the most popular dishes served. Homemade pasta dishes made from local fish were excellent. There is one table for two that sits outside on the canal. If you want a special romatic dinner this is the table to reserve.. --Web Site --- see: trip advisor reviews --4 star

Osteria Alle Testiere   Castello Castello 5801, Venice, Italy 041 522 7220

Grilled mixed seafood

In the heart of Venice, between Rialto and Piazza San Marco, this quaint little local restaurant honors the tradition of cooking fish from the lagoon. Try the grilled lagoon fish for 2 which contains a variety of local lagoon fish and crustaceans. The cod puree at Osteria Alle Testiere is one of the best you will find anywhere. The 2015 Zagat rates this restaurant the best in Venice with a 26 score. The place is small it is necessary to reserve. Dinner can be booked up for several weeks.--Web Site -- see: trip advisor reviews --4 1/2 stars

Osteria di Santa Marina  ---- Castello Campo Santa Marina 5911, Venice, Italy 041-528-5239

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Bacon wrapped shrimp
Chestnut Ravioli with Shrimp Chocolate Cake

Creative Venetian cuisine is found at this restaurant just north of the Rialto. Located in a quiet square, serving very fresh fish. Excellent black sea bass ravioli, chestnut ravioli in season, bacon wrapped shrimp with pea puree.- --Web Site --- see: trip advisor reviews - 4 stars

Il Ridotto  --Campo SS. Filippo e Giacomo, Castello 4509, 30122 VENEZIA. The Ridotto Restaurant is located , just a few steps from Saint Mark's Square, in the heart of Venice near the water bus stop of San Zaccaria. It is a 1 star Michelin Restaurant although prices especially the --only for lunch menu-- do not reflect this. The restaurant is an excellent value for the quality of food one gets. It is one of the best rated restaurants in both Zagat and Tripadvisor. Website and Menu

Osteri all' antico Dolo -- San Polo San Polo 778, Ruga Rialto, Venice, Italy +39 41 522 654
Great home made squid ink dishes here.. --Web Site --- see: trip advisor reviews --4 1/2 stars. This is a very small old restaurant. Make sure to eat in the inner rooms as it is a popular spot for noisy tourist guides to come in with groups sitting at the tables near the entrance.

Osteria Antico Giardinetto -- San Marco Calle dei Morti 2253 | Santa Croce, 30135 Venice, Italy 041-722882
Great seafood from this small restaurant tucked away on a side street. Nice garden atmosphere --Web Site -- see: trip advisor reviews --4 1/2 stars

Ai Mercanti --  San Marco Centro Storico corte de Ca' Coppo No. 4346, 30124 Venice, Italy +39 0415238269
This restaurant is located near the Rialto. The restaurant has some very creative dishes making excellent use of seasonal market ingredients. ... one of the best restaurants in Venice...-- --Web Site --- see: trip advisor reviews - 4 1/2 stars

MET Castello Riva degli Schiavoni 4149, 30122 Venice, Italy 0415205044
1 michelin star restaurant.--The opulent restaurant of the Hotel Metropole is currently one of Venice’s only cutting-edge culinary laboratory. Chef Corrado Fasolato trained under Spanish super-chef Ferran Adria, but though he plays gastronomic games with his dishes they are still rooted in local tradition. --Web Site --- see: trip advisor reviews --4 1/2 stars

Trattoria alla Madonna -- San Polo San Polo 594, Calle della Madonna, Venice, Italy 041 522 3824 .

An old classic for many who have been here before --Good selection of Venetian specialties at reasonble price -- Squid ink dishes are all excellent ..The restaurant is large by Venice standards and has several rooms, so it's usually okay for a walk-in. .-- --Web Site --- see: trip advisor reviews - 3 1/2 stars
Squid Ink Sauce

Cantina do Mori -- Sestiere San Polo, 429 (Entrances on Calle Galiazza and Calle Do Mori), 30125 Venezia, Italy +39 041 522 5401
A great little tapas style bar since 1462 near the Rialto market, that also has some of the best (cicchetti) tapas style food in Venice. Gorgeous ceiling and decor with hanging bottles and copper pots. Bar opens from two streets. Excellent local wine. -try - lightly fried artichoke hearts (fondi di carciofi saltati) and eggplant parmigiana -- The house speciality is francobollo, a tiny white-bread sandwich filled with sliced meats, radicchio, gorgonzola or roasted vegetables.--- see: trip advisor reviews - 4 stars

All ' Arco-- Sestiere San Polo, 436 , 30125 Venezia, Italy +39 041 520 5666
Just around the corner from Cantina do Moro is All' Arco. It is open only for lunch and is a favorite meeting place for local Venetians. You will find plates of cicheti on the bar including local lagoon shrimp and prawns, calamari, liver and speck served on slices of bread – ham and cheese plates and sandwiches are also available.

Osteria Al Squero   Dorsoduro, 943/944, 30123 Venezia, Italia
On Fondamenta Nani, opposite Venice's last remaining gondola repair shop. Cheap and authentically Venetian snacks at this tapas style bar-- specializing in excellent Crostini's, Cicchettis and wine. You will find a lot of young people hanging out in front of this wine bar. It is located very close to the Academia.
--Web Site -- see: trip advisor reviews --4 1/2 stars

De Pisis Restaurant  San Marco San Marco 1459 (Il Palazzo at the Hotel Bauer), Venice, Italy 041-520-7022
This is a more upscale restaurant recommending jackets for men. There is terrace seating along one of the most spectacular sites in the world, Venice's Grand Canal, with a view of the famous Chiesa di Santa Maria della Salute in the distance. A very romantic evening with good food here. -- --Web Site --- see: trip advisor reviews - 4 1/2 stars

La Zucca   Santa Croce Calle del Tintor, Sestiere Santa Croce, 1762, 30135 Venice, Italy +39 (041)-524-1570
This is a small restaurant that specializes in serving seasonal vegetables, although it does not consider itself a true vegetarian restauant. .-- --Web Site --- see: trip advisor reviews - 4 stars

A Becafico San Marco 2801 | Campo Santo Stefano, 30124
This is a very popular Venetian restaurant. The food is very consistent here and the outdoor seating very pleasant, located in Campo San Stefano -- you will need reservations here. The mussel soup here is filled with mussels in a large bowl and covered with pizza dough then baked in the oven... a very popular and nice dish. Spaggetti Vongola is as good as it gets. --Web Site --- see: trip advisor reviews - 4 1/2 stars

L'Orto dei Mori Santa Croce Calle del Tintor, Sestiere Santa Croce, 1762, 30135 Venice, Italy +39 (041)-524-1570
It only opened in 2009, but has already become a big hit with locals and tourists alike. The chef is Sicilian, but the seafood cuisine is mixed -- Venetian classics such as baccalà mantecato (creamed cod, excellent) with more creative dishes such as risotto with clams and courgette flowers. -- --Web Site --- see: trip advisor reviews - 4 1/2 stars

La Piscina Zattere, 30123 Venice, Italy 0412413889 -- Great setting for a lunch or early dinner--

This restaurant is located on the Zattere. It is one of the nicest settings to enjoy lunch or dinner. Excellent seafood risotto for 2. The restaurant has many vegetarian dishes. Reserve early and be sure to get one of the tables on the water (H2O table). They also have nice bar area with outdoor seating. --Web Site --- see: trip advisor reviews - 4 stars

Rossopomodoro Pizzeria - Calle Larga S, Maro 404/408 --This is where to go for pizza if you are near San Marco --Execellent pizza and pastas from the region of Naples. The pizza is baked in an original Fornodoro wood burning oven with a Biscotto di Sorrento stone floor. Rossopomodoro is a chain restaurant that maintains it's standards and resonable prices.

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