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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 1,561 Places to Eat in Venice
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 223 reviewsTripadvisor (223)
    $ | Bar, Cafe
    San Polo 3028, 30100 Venice Italy
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  • #2
    Ravioleria Venezia
    #2 of 1,561 Places to Eat in Venice
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 101 reviewsTripadvisor (101)
    $ | Chinese, Asian
    Calle del Scaleter, 1465 Vicino Campo San Polo, 30125 Venice Italy
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  • #3
    I' Bacaro De' Bischeri
    #3 of 1,561 Places to Eat in Venice
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 109 reviewsTripadvisor (109)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Tuscan, Central-Italian, Contemporary, Street Food
    Ruga dei Oresi, 57, 30125 Venice Italy
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  • #4
    Osteria Sora al Ponte
    #4 of 1,561 Places to Eat in Venice
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 125 reviewsTripadvisor (125)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza, Seafood
    San Polo, 1588 ponte de le Becarie, 30125 Venice Italy
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  • #5
    Dhero’ Cafe & Lounge Bar
    #5 of 1,561 Places to Eat in Venice
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 73 reviewsTripadvisor (73)
    $ - $$ | Italian
    Via Giuseppe Garibaldi 1813, 30122 Venice Italy
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  • #6
    Wisteria Restaurant
    #6 of 1,561 Places to Eat in Venice
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 149 reviewsTripadvisor (149)
    $$ | Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Italian
    San Polo 2908, 30125 Venice Italy
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  • #7
    Cocaeta - Non le solite Crepes
    #7 of 1,561 Places to Eat in Venice
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1305 reviewsTripadvisor (1305)
    $ | Italian, Contemporary
    Fondamenta San Giobbe 549, 30121 Venice Italy
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  • #8
    Baci & Pasta
    #8 of 1,561 Places to Eat in Venice
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 653 reviewsTripadvisor (653)
    $ | Italian, Fast Food, Street Food, Mediterranean, Healthy
    Castello 5902/A Campo Santa Marina, 30122 Venice Italy
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  • #9
    Arcicchetti Bakaro
    #9 of 1,561 Places to Eat in Venice
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 323 reviewsTripadvisor (323)
    $ | Italian, Bar, Wine Bar, Northern-Italian
    Campo Dei Tolentini 183/a, 30135 Venice Italy
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  • #10
    60/40
    #10 of 1,561 Places to Eat in Venice
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 153 reviewsTripadvisor (153)
    $ | Italian, Cafe, Gastropub
    Sestiere Dorsoduro 129/a Rio Terà dei Catecumeni 129/a, 30123 Venice Italy
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  • #11
    Ristorante Alle Corone
    #11 of 1,561 Places to Eat in Venice
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1585 reviewsTripadvisor (1585)
    $$ | Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Healthy
    Campo della Fava 5527, 30122 Venice Italy
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  • #12
    Ristorante La Piazza
    #12 of 1,561 Places to Eat in Venice
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 275 reviewsTripadvisor (275)
    $$ | Steakhouse, Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
    Sestiere San Marco 615, 30124 Venice Italy
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  • #13
    We love Italy, Fresh Pasta To Go, Campo Santa Margherita
    #13 of 1,561 Places to Eat in Venice
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 274 reviewsTripadvisor (274)
    $ | Italian, Pizza, Fast Food, Mediterranean, Street Food
    Calle del Forno 2975 20 m from Campo Santa Margherita, 30123 Venice Italy
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  • #14
    Ca Dolfin
    #14 of 1,561 Places to Eat in Venice
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 651 reviewsTripadvisor (651)
    $ - $$ | Northern-Italian, Central-Italian, Italian
    Cannaregio, 5903, 30121 Venice Italy
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  • #15
    Impronta
    #15 of 1,561 Places to Eat in Venice
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2101 reviewsTripadvisor (2101)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Healthy
    Sestiere Dorsoduro 3815 Calle dei preti o Crosera San Pantalon, 30123 Venice Italy
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  • #16
    Bacareto da Lele
    #16 of 1,561 Places to Eat in Venice
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2507 reviewsTripadvisor (2507)
    $ | Italian, Wine Bar
    Fondamenta dei Tolentini 183 Santa Croce, 30135 Venice Italy
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  • #17
    Al Grill
    #17 of 1,561 Places to Eat in Venice
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 171 reviewsTripadvisor (171)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Steakhouse, Barbecue, Grill
    Santa Croce 2097, 30135 Venice Italy
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  • #18
    Ristorante San Silvestro
    #18 of 1,561 Places to Eat in Venice
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 953 reviewsTripadvisor (953)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
    San Polo 1022B Rio Tera San Silvestro, 30125 Venice Italy
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  • #19
    Bacaro Quebrado
    #19 of 1,561 Places to Eat in Venice
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1651 reviewsTripadvisor (1651)
    $ | Italian, Bar, Mediterranean, European
    1107a Calle Larga dei Bari, 30121 Venice Italy
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  • #20
    TUTTINPIEDI
    #20 of 1,561 Places to Eat in Venice
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 932 reviewsTripadvisor (932)
    $ | Italian, Fast Food, Mediterranean, European, Healthy
    Sotoportego del Cavalletto, 1099/A, 30124 Venice Italy
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