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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 saladTramezzini 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.

Find the Best Restaurants in Venice

  • #1
    Adagio Caffe & Wine Bar
    #1 of 1,648 Places to Eat in Venice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 109 reviewsTripAdvisor (109)
    $ | Cafe
    San Polo 3028, 30100 Venice Italy
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  • #2
    Arcicchetti Bakaro
    #2 of 1,648 Places to Eat in Venice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 127 reviewsTripAdvisor (127)
    $ | Italian, Wine Bar, Bar
    Campo dei Tolentini, 183/a, Venice Italy
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  • #3
    We love Italy, Fresh Pasta To Go, Campo Santa Margherita
    #3 of 1,648 Places to Eat in Venice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 207 reviewsTripAdvisor (207)
    $ | Italian, Fast Food, Mediterranean, Street Food, European
    Calle del Forno 2975 20 m from Campo Santa Margherita, 30123 Venice Italy
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  • #4
    Ristorante Alle Corone
    #4 of 1,648 Places to Eat in Venice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1432 reviewsTripAdvisor (1432)
    $$ | Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
    Campo della Fava 5527, 30122 Venice Italy
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  • #5
    Cocaeta - Non le solite Crepes
    #5 of 1,648 Places to Eat in Venice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1209 reviewsTripAdvisor (1209)
    $ | Italian
    Fondamenta San Giobbe 549, 30121 Venice Italy
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  • #6
    La Bottiglia - Local Street Food
    #6 of 1,648 Places to Eat in Venice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 907 reviewsTripAdvisor (907)
    $ | Wine Bar, Street Food, Diner, Northern-Italian
    San Polo 2537 Campo San Stin, 30125 Venice Italy
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  • #7
    Baci & Pasta
    #7 of 1,648 Places to Eat in Venice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 467 reviewsTripAdvisor (467)
    $ | Italian, Fast Food, Street Food, Mediterranean, Healthy
    Castello 5902/A Campo Santa Marina, 30122 Venice Italy
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  • #8
    Pako's Pizza & Pasta
    #8 of 1,648 Places to Eat in Venice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 434 reviewsTripAdvisor (434)
    $ | Italian, Pizza, Fast Food
    Calle Spadaria 687 San Marco, 30124 Venice Italy
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  • #9
    Ristorante San Silvestro
    #9 of 1,648 Places to Eat in Venice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 283 reviewsTripAdvisor (283)
    $ - $$ | Italian
    San Polo 1022B Rio Tera San Silvestro, 30125 Venice Italy
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  • #10
    Basego
    #10 of 1,648 Places to Eat in Venice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 350 reviewsTripAdvisor (350)
    $ | Italian, Bar, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
    Campo San Toma, 30100 Venice Italy
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  • #11
    Bacareto Da Lele
    #11 of 1,648 Places to Eat in Venice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2383 reviewsTripAdvisor (2383)
    $ | Italian, Wine Bar
    Campo dei Tolentini 183, Venice Italy
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  • #12
    Cantina Arnaldi
    #12 of 1,648 Places to Eat in Venice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 331 reviewsTripAdvisor (331)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Bar, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
    Santa Croce 35 Salizada san pantalon, 30125 Venice Italy
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  • #13
    Suso Gelatoteca
    #13 of 1,648 Places to Eat in Venice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2052 reviewsTripAdvisor (2052)
    $ | Italian
    San Marco 5453 San Marco, 30124 Venice Italy
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  • #14
    Osteria Al Squero
    #14 of 1,648 Places to Eat in Venice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2507 reviewsTripAdvisor (2507)
    $ | Italian, Bar, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
    Dorsoduro, 943 / 944, 30123 Venice Italy
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  • #15
    All'Arco
    #15 of 1,648 Places to Eat in Venice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1378 reviewsTripAdvisor (1378)
    $ | Italian, Wine Bar
    Sestiere San Polo 436, 30125 Venice Italy
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  • #16
    TUTTINPIEDI
    #16 of 1,648 Places to Eat in Venice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 765 reviewsTripAdvisor (765)
    $ | Italian, Fast Food, Mediterranean, European
    Sotoportego del Cavalletto, 1099/A, 30124 Venice Italy
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  • #17
    Pasticceria Da Bonifacio
    #17 of 1,648 Places to Eat in Venice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 185 reviewsTripAdvisor (185)
    $ | Italian, Cafe
    Calle Dei Albanesi Castello 4237, 30122 Venice Italy
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  • #18
    Frulala
    #18 of 1,648 Places to Eat in Venice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 627 reviewsTripAdvisor (627)
    $ - $$ |
    Cannaregio, 5620, 30121 Venice Italy
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  • #19
    Gelateria Ca' D'oro
    #19 of 1,648 Places to Eat in Venice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 419 reviewsTripAdvisor (419)
    $ | Italian, Street Food
    Via Cannaregio 4273/b Vicino a Campo Santa Sofia, 30121 Venice Italy
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  • #20
    Al Merca
    #20 of 1,648 Places to Eat in Venice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1194 reviewsTripAdvisor (1194)
    $ | Italian, Wine Bar
    Campo Bella Vienna San Polo 213, 30125 Venice Italy
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