A miracle built on 118 small islands in Northern Italy connected only by canals and lined by glorious Venetian architecture, Venice is a city like no other. Hire a gondolier to take you back in time!
The Small List
- Harry's Bar - With the richest history in Europe, declared as a national landmark by the Italian Ministry of Cultural Affairs in 2001, Harry's Bar was opened in 1931 by Giuseppe Cipriani on the waterfront of St. Mark's bay and has been serving the original Bellini and Carpaccio of beef ever since.
- Ristorante da Ivo - “Da Ivo” was opened in 1976 by Ivo Natali from Tuscany. Located just a short walk from St Mark’s Square, it serves superb cuisine in an elegant atmosphere making it a favorite haunt for both Venetians and members of the international jet set, from the world of politics to the world of show business. Being adjacent to a canal allows clientele to arrive directly by water taxi or gondola. Location, location, location!
- Do Forni Ristorante - A popular destination for all those who travel to Venice and wish to experience the noblest traditions of Venetian hospitality. Do Forni Restaurant offers a traditional and elegant setting in its Venetian-style rooms that reproduce an Orient Express dining car.
- Ristorante Da Fiori - Once a old Venetian Tavern, now a Michelin Star restaurant of international fame thanks to Maurizio and Mara Martin and their son Damiano. With carefully chosen and strictly seasonal ingredients, it is a must for food and wine lovers on every visit to Venice.
- Acqua Pazzo - A culinary icon for all with delicious cuisine shipped directly from the Amalfi Coast. Strictly based on the flavors and traditional recipes of Amalfi, each dish is masterly prepared with only fresh fish and ingredients brought to the heart of the Venice lagoon.
- Harry's Dolce - A Cipriani Bar and Restaurant with a chic and beautiful outdoor setting facing the Giudecca Canal that offers a peaceful view of the Canal far from the maddening crowds of Piazza San Marco on this rarely visited island. A supremely indulgent stop.
- Corte Sconta - Well-informed visitors and locals seek out this trattoria with a 100 year old grapevine covering the courtyard where meals are served in the Summer. Corte Sconta (hidden courtyard) is known for its trademark seafood antipasti and imaginative house-made pasta.
- Enoteca Osteria San Marco - Peace of mind just a few steps from the bustling Piazza San Marco, this casual yet elegant restaurant and wine bar deserves praise for its authentic Italian non-touristy food.
- Caffe Florian - A delicious menu to suit every occasion. Drawing inspiration from classic light lunches and traditional cakes and pastries, including creative dishes prepared with high quality ingredients found all over Italy.
- La Patatina - A unique fish restaurant with three generations of restaurateurs who have family secrets that they offer with great passion and enthusiasm in a warm and cozy setting.
- Serra dei Giardini - A former 19th-century glasshouse transformed into a lovely flower shop and a café located in the Castello area in Venice. This historic building is a meeting place with multifunctional uses including a tea room, reading room, and flower shop which promotes educational and cultural activities for the public such as environmental information courses for schools, workshops for children and teenagers, gardening courses, and special public events. A Venice secret!
- El Refolo - This tiny chic bar with a massive reputation is an absolute delight. Located in Castello, far from the tourist trail, you'll find a tasty snack of the finest charcuterie, cheese, and vegetables from all over Italy, as well as a refreshing Aperol Spritz.
- Nevodi - An Italian version of a French bistro located off the beaten track in the neighborhood of Castello. Great food, excellent service and a good vibe where tradition and innovation collide. Family owned by a passionate Uncle, his son and nephew.
- Vino Vino - A local haunt just off St. Mark's Square nestled under a centuries-old contessa's palace with a well priced extensive menu of seasonal Venetian specialties, pizza and over 200 wines by the glass.
- La Caravella - One of the most celebrated and historical Venice restaurants, near Saint Mark's Square, known for its superb Venetian cuisine, excellent service and unique nautical decor.
- Carnevale di Venezia - The Carnival of Venice is among the oldest carnivals in the world, engaging both tourists and local residents in this magical city. Carnival madness first began in the 11th century as a period of excess before the rigors of Lent - the 40 days of fasting that traditionally precede Easter. Ordinary Venice is exciting, but Venice during the Carnival is spellbinding, with a historically rich mixture of performances, dining and the magnificent costumes and extravagant masks for which Venice is so famous.
- Atelier Tiepolo - A fine selection of more than 300 costumes, hats, capes, wigs, masks and other accessories to wear during masquerades, shows, theater performances, films and other special events.
- Osteria da Pampo - A family run tavern immersed in the enchantment of Castello, a calm oasis far from the hustle of the touristy historical center. The ideal place to spend a quick lunch or a relaxing dinner, sipping local wine and savoring dishes of a bygone era, inspired by the Venetian and Ligurian tradition.
- Al Covo - Tradition, passion, freshness and utmost quality of locally sourced ingredients is the constant quest at this restaurant where the specialties are tied to Venetian farmlands and their seasonal products.