Top Restaurants in Venice
Restaurants Venice – What’s a vacation without excellent food, delicious cocktails or fine wine in a good restaurant? Such evenings create memories. WorldTop7 offers a selection of the best restaurants in Venice. And because we know how different tastes are we cover all of the different restaurant styles!
Whether a sushi restaurant in Venice, an American steakhouse, an Italian restaurant, a Thai eatery or exotic Cajun cuisine – the lovers of culinary delights come fully at their expense and find lots of insider tips. Our restaurant tips in Venice are by locals (which should know where it tastes best!), celebrities, globetrotter and business people. And if you’ve eaten in one of these restaurants in Venice where cuisine, service and atmosphere was unbeatable and you want to tell everybody – that’s what WorldTop7 stands for! Restaurants in Venice with the x-factor!
The demands in terms of restaurant style are naturally very varied and WorldTop7 is happy to assist. Whether it is a small, cozy bistro in Venice with delicious and authentic food for surprisingly little money or a completely styled Michelin-star restaurant in Venice where movie stars and models have diner – here you find everything from inexpensive to expensive, from grunge to classy, from traditional to macro kitchen!
But not only for your vacation, also for your business lunch or business dinner in Venice you can find exactly the right place to eat. Thus, business become pleasure in no time!
Style: A Taste Of The Mediterranean Spirit
All Arco is the restaurant that just about everyone is talking about. People gather like bees around this Venetian Bacari, drawn like bees to honey, to the exquisitely prepared food. For those not familiar with a Bacari, it’s a type of wine bar offering small dishes. The first thing you will notice when going to Venice and choosing the El Arco, is the warm and friendly welcome and the authentic look of the place. Only serving the freshest ingredients, brought by the local anglers. This restaurant is not just any ordinary Italian restaurant. Here, you can order Baccalmantecato, Bacari’s Holy Grail of sorts. This divine food consists of a creamy cod, seasoned with garlic and parsley, and then served on toast.
Every bite of food you take here will explode with pure Italian flavor. Enjoy plates of cichettti, courgette flowers stuffed with ricotta, and roasted vegetables; all culinary wonders that will delight even the toughest critic.
A ride to Al Arco is a must for those who crave the authentic taste of the Mediterranean.
Enjoy the authentic, the uniqueness of Venice!
Address: Sestiere San Polo, 1451, 30125 Venice, Italy
Phone: +39 041 5205666
Price: Mains EUR 20 – EUR 25
Ca d’Oro Alla Vedova
Style: Local Hangout in Venice
With a history of more than 130 years, Ca d’Oro restaurant is perfect for those who are looking for standing at the bar and having a quick snack. The traditional décor is brought to life by warm colors and the authentic Italian furniture, becomes an attraction in and of itself.
The food at Ca d’Oro is equally as amazing as the décor. You can always be sure of the freshness of the ingredients, the head chef here has a real intense passion for the dishes he makes, and only serves dishes of the highest quality. Bring a date, share a meal, and enjoy a perfect night out on the town.
Ca d’Oro is opened for lunch at 11:30am Mon – Wed and Fri – Sat, with dinner being served at 6:30pm every day expect for Thursday, they are closed every Thursday. Reservations are a great idea, you won’t want to let your date down by not being able to get a table at this beautiful and romantic restaurant.
Address: 3912 Cannaregio, Venice, Italy
Phone: +39 041 528 5324
Da Fiore Restaurant
Style: Sophisticated Venetian Dinner
Typical Venetian restaurant located in a former tavern owned by the Martins family serving high class food like fish entrees “seabass in balsamic vinegar”, “tunny-fish with rosemary flavor” or the typical Venetian “risotto moleche”; and for all sweeties the cakes are a must! Reservations are recommended; closed on Sunday & Monday.
Address: Sestiere San Polo, 2202, 30125 Venice, Italy
Area: San Polo
Phone: +39 041 721 308
Price: Starter & main course: EUR 35.-
Style: Meat On The Canal in Venice
Intimate and elegant restaurant specialized in meat; located a short walk from St. Mark’s Square, directly on the canal; a great way to arrive at the restaurant is by water taxi or gondola; if you prefer to walk go to Campo San Luca as soon reaching the square, take Calle dei Fuseri; the restaurant is on the left just after the first bridge; beloved A-list hangout – Elton John, Christina Aguilera, Nicolas Cage, Hugh Grant, Madonna, Denzel Washington, Bono (U2), Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, Barbara Streisand or Jacques Chirac – all be seen in Da Ivo.
George Clooney had his bachelor evening including all his mates at Da Ivo on 27.September 2014. After having dinner they went partying at the Cipriani Hotel.
Address: San Marco 1809, Calle dei Fuseri, 30124 Venice, Italy
Area: San Marco
Phone: +39 041 528 5004
Price: Starter & main course EUR 39.-
Style: Typical Italian Dinner with Clients
Do Forni is one of the “most important” restaurants in Venice; located behind the St. Mark’s Square and the menu is displayed in six languages – yes, it looks like a tourist trap – but it isn’t; as soon as passing the bar you arrive in the buzzing restaurant which is situated in a converted garden; perfect for group dinners with clients or the family; great “branzino al sale”, “Risotto di seppioline di porto in nero” or “Costata di Chianina alla brace”.
Address: San Marco 468, 30122 Venice, Italy
Area: San Marco
Phone: +39 041 523 2148
Price: Starter & main course EUR 40.-
Style: Lunch With A View
Your feed need a break after an extensive sightseeing & shopping tour in Venice? The best and probably sunniest lunch place with a spectacular view on the grand canal and its boat traffic is the beautiful terrace at Gran Canal located at Hotel Monaco; spectacular location near San Marco and next door to the world famous Harry’s Bar – known for its Bellinis – a costly must try.
Address: San Marco 1332, 30124 Venice, Italy
Area: San Marco
Phone: +39 041 520 0211
Price: Starter & main course EUR 42.-
Muro Vino E Cucina
Style: Hip Apero Winebar in Venice
Allday hangout in Campo Bella Vienna, Muro Rialto is just a two minutes walk from the Rialto Bridge; by boat (vaporetto) take LINE 1 and get out on Rialto Market or take LINE 2 to Rialto stop; Campo bella Vienna is the Saturday meeting point for lunch.
Address: San Polo 222, 30125 Venice, Italy
Phone: +39 041 241 2339
Price: Starter & main course EUR 24.-
Osteria alle Testiere
Style: Simply Superb Seafood
Osteria alle Testiere in Venice is a hidden gem of a cozy restaurant serving delightful innovative fresh seafood specialties.
The petite eatery can only seat a maximum of 24 diners so make sure to call ahead for reservations. The atmosphere here is very relaxed and inviting and it is an ideal place to enjoy great seafood coupled with good conversation with friends and loved ones. The menu is ever-changing because they offer fresh caught on the same day seafood but the flavours and preparations are predominantly Mediterranean.
The friendly staff will be more than happy to explain the dishes of the day and the well versed sommelier and co-owner Luca di Vita (who can speak many languages) will be sure to offer the best drink out of any of their 90 labels offered to complement your enjoyable meal. If Chef Bruno Gavagnin happens to be making gnocchetti ai calamaretti and scampi alla busara on the day of your visit then make sure to try them along with their excellent cheese platter.
Osteria alle Testiere is open from Mon – Sat for dinner (with 2 seatings at 7pm and 9:15pm).
Address: Calle del Mondo Novo, 5801, 30122 Venice, Italy
Phone: +39 041 522 7220
Taverna La Fenice
Style: Elegant & Formal Dinner in Venice
After a visit at the Fenice Theatre this old world charm restaurant hidden in a quiet courtyard is serving traditional Venetian fare; they also have seating outside in the patio.