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What to Eat in Venice

With such close proximity to the water, it should come as no surprise that fish is the main component of Venetian cuisine. Cuttlefish (sepia), clams (vongole), and sea bass (branzino) are popular ingredients, which can be found in many of the area's most well-known dishes, including frutti di mare, Venice’s take on a seafood salad. Tramezzini is a tasty Venetian street food: These triangular sandwiches, with a range of fillings from cheese to meats, can be found at cafes throughout the city. Wash it all down with prosecco, a sparkling white wine from the Veneto region.

For the best bang for your buck, try to avoid the San Marco area or any establishment that solicits tourists off the street. Instead, try one of the smaller establishments – such as traveler-recommended Ristorante La Caravella – tucked away on one of the many hidden side streets. Locals frequent establishments like Paradiso Perduto, near the Jewish Ghetto, for its long wooden tables and vibrant atmosphere. The farm-to-table Ostaria Boccadoro is another popular haunt. You could also dine at a bacaro, a smaller wine bar with lower prices, authentic cuisine and more character. Traveler favorites include Cantina Do Spade, Alla Ciurma and Cantina Do Mori.

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  • #1
    Adagio Caffe & Wine Bar
    #1 of 1,708 Places to Eat in Venice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 180 reviewsTripAdvisor (180)
    $ | Bar, Cafe
    San Polo 3028, 30100 Venice Italy
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  • #2
    Arcicchetti Bakaro
    #2 of 1,708 Places to Eat in Venice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 268 reviewsTripAdvisor (268)
    $ | Wine Bar, Northern-Italian
    Campo Dei Tolentini 183/a, 30135 Venice Italy
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  • #3
    Baci & Pasta
    #3 of 1,708 Places to Eat in Venice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 595 reviewsTripAdvisor (595)
    $ | Italian, Fast Food, Street Food, Mediterranean, Healthy
    Castello 5902/A Campo Santa Marina, 30122 Venice Italy
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  • #4
    Ristorante Alle Corone
    #4 of 1,708 Places to Eat in Venice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1518 reviewsTripAdvisor (1518)
    $$ | Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
    Campo della Fava 5527, 30122 Venice Italy
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  • #5
    Cocaeta - Non le solite Crepes
    #5 of 1,708 Places to Eat in Venice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1276 reviewsTripAdvisor (1276)
    $ | Italian
    Fondamenta San Giobbe 549, 30121 Venice Italy
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  • #6
    We love Italy, Fresh Pasta To Go, Campo Santa Margherita
    #6 of 1,708 Places to Eat in Venice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 258 reviewsTripAdvisor (258)
    $ | Italian, Pizza, Fast Food, Mediterranean, Street Food
    Calle del Forno 2975 20 m from Campo Santa Margherita, 30123 Venice Italy
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  • #7
    I' Bacaro De' Bischeri
    #7 of 1,708 Places to Eat in Venice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 66 reviewsTripAdvisor (66)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Tuscan, Central-Italian, Contemporary, Street Food
    Ruga dei Oresi, 57, 30125 Venice Italy
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  • #8
    Ristorante San Silvestro
    #8 of 1,708 Places to Eat in Venice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 685 reviewsTripAdvisor (685)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
    San Polo 1022B Rio Tera San Silvestro, 30125 Venice Italy
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  • #9
    Gelateria S.Leonardo
    #9 of 1,708 Places to Eat in Venice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 139 reviewsTripAdvisor (139)
    $ | Italian, Cafe
    Campo San Leonardo Cannaregio 1525, 30121 Venice Italy
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  • #10
    El Magazen
    #10 of 1,708 Places to Eat in Venice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 123 reviewsTripAdvisor (123)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Mediterranean
    Calle Larga Giacinto Gallina Cannaregio 5402, 30121 Venice Italy
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  • #11
    Frulala
    #11 of 1,708 Places to Eat in Venice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 647 reviewsTripAdvisor (647)
    $ - $$ |
    Cannaregio, 5620, 30121 Venice Italy
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  • #12
    Bacareto Da Lele
    #12 of 1,708 Places to Eat in Venice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2458 reviewsTripAdvisor (2458)
    $ | Italian, Wine Bar
    Campo dei Tolentini 183, Venice Italy
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  • #13
    Basego
    #13 of 1,708 Places to Eat in Venice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 396 reviewsTripAdvisor (396)
    $ | Italian, Bar, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
    Campo, San Toma 2863, 30125 Venice Italy
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  • #14
    Osteria Al Squero
    #14 of 1,708 Places to Eat in Venice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2657 reviewsTripAdvisor (2657)
    $ | Italian, Bar, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
    Dorsoduro, 943 / 944, 30123 Venice Italy
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  • #15
    60/40
    #15 of 1,708 Places to Eat in Venice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 127 reviewsTripAdvisor (127)
    $ | Italian, Cafe, Gastropub
    Sestiere Dorsoduro 129a Rio Terà dei Catecumeni 129a, 30123 Venice Italy
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  • #16
    Dhero’ Cafe & Lounge Bar
    #16 of 1,708 Places to Eat in Venice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 60 reviewsTripAdvisor (60)
    $ - $$ | Italian
    Via Giuseppe Garibaldi 1813, 30122 Venice Italy
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  • #17
    TUTTINPIEDI
    #17 of 1,708 Places to Eat in Venice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 872 reviewsTripAdvisor (872)
    $ | Italian, Fast Food, Mediterranean, European
    Sotoportego del Cavalletto, 1099/A, 30124 Venice Italy
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  • #18
    Cantina Arnaldi
    #18 of 1,708 Places to Eat in Venice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 368 reviewsTripAdvisor (368)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Bar, Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar
    Santa Croce 35 Salizada san pantalon, 30125 Venice Italy
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  • #19
    Ristorante Bakaro - Osteria & Co.
    #19 of 1,708 Places to Eat in Venice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 157 reviewsTripAdvisor (157)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Mediterranean
    Dorsoduro 3662-3663, 30123 Venice Italy
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  • #20
    Local
    #20 of 1,708 Places to Eat in Venice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 627 reviewsTripAdvisor (627)
    $$ | Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
    Castello 3303 Salizzada dei Greci, 30122 Venice Italy
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