Famous for its canals, gondolas and breath-taking bridges, Venice is one of the world’s most popular destinations. After a day spent checking out all this amazing city has to offer you’ll find plenty of places where you can refuel. To help decide where to eat in Venice, we asked you about your favourite restaurants in Venice over at our Hostelworld.com Facebook page. Here’s what you told us...
Samantha Chittolini says:
PARADISO restaurant in Calle Paradiso near Rialto Bridge!!! It is wonderfull!
This cosy restaurant near the Rialto Bridge serves up a wide variety of delicious dishes in a welcoming environment. On the menu here you’ll find a great choice of pasta dishes, risotto, seafood and plenty more. Tempting treats also appear on the menu in the form of desserts like panna cotta, while a comprehensive wine list is also available.
Location: Calle del Paradiso, Sestiere San Polo 767.
Bruno Farage says:
Both restaurant and lounge, chic Centrale is a relatively new restaurant to appear on the Venice culinary scene. In the restaurant you can enjoy an á la carte dinner right up until 2am. Dishes on the menu are made following traditional Venetian recipes and to accompany your meal you can choose from a selection of around 200 different wines.
Location: Via Piscina Frezzaria 1659.
Miriam Corrado says:
the best Pizza restaurant is Ae Oche :)
Over 70 different pizzas with a huge variety of toppings are on offer at this popular pizzeria. For those not in the mood for pizza, Ae Oche also serves up pasta dishes, veal, seafood, salads and more. Prices are very affordable too, so it’s no surprise that this spot is a very popular choice for lunch or dinner.
Location: Santa Croce 1552.
Low Kuan Yin says:
Gam Gam in Ghetto
Gam Gam is a Kosher restaurant which you’ll find close to the Guglie Bridge. Well-liked by both locals and tourists, it serves up a selection of Middle Eastern fare including cous cous dishes and falafel. Plenty of seafood dishes appear on the menu too, along with freshly baked bread, cake and lots more.
Location: Cannaregio 1122, Sotoportego del Ghetto.
Nelson Pereira says:
The best tramanzani... Has to be at cafe rosso in piazza st margarita.
Operating as both a bar and a restaurant, Caffè Rosso is a popular student hangout close to the university. Chattering crowds set up shop at the outdoor tables to enjoy the summer sun and snack on sandwiches, paninis, brioche and more while enjoying a refreshing glass or wine or beer.
Location: 2963 Campo Santa Margherita.
Nelson Pereira says:
The best restaurant is at "al timon" in canaregio! good relaxed vibe with awesome food!
This bar and restaurant serves up some of the most delicious ‘cicchetti’ in Venice. ‘Cicchetti’ are small snacks or side dishes, not unlike tapas, and here you’ll find people enjoying a wide variety of these tasty treats at the tables inside and outside Al Timon.
Location: Fondamenta Ormesini.
Susan Kilner says:
Algiubagio, Fondamente Nuova- in Canareggio. Without a doubt, my favourite restaurant in Venice. I enjoyed my first meal there so much (Aberdeen Angus beef served with apples and chocolate sauce), and the service was excellent too, that I booked here for my 50th Birthday, for a party of 10. Giulio was outstanding in helping me plan this evening, he put together an excellent menu to suit our budget. It was a very memorable night that my friends are still talking about now. Locally sourced food features highly on the menu, traditional Venetian dishes with a contemporary feel. Excellent wine cellar too. The waiters are quite charming, and will recommend wines to accompany the food. The house wine is good too!
Serving up tasty lunches and chic dinners, Algiubagio’s waterfront tables are particularly popular thanks to the great views of San Michele and more. Dinners lean towards the expensive end of the scale, but lunches are a lot more affordable. Sandwiches, salads, pizzas, ice-creams and more all appear on the menu here.
Location: Fondamente Nuove, Cannaregio 5039.
Gran Viale Maria Elisabetta
Vaishali Vyas says:
Any of the cafes along Gran Viale Maria Elisabetta, Lido. Good food at good prices.