I know, I know…you wish you had this list two weeks ago. Well, the thought process was that anyone who was at the 56th Venice Biennale opening probably attended parties for every meal anyway. This one goes out to all the collectistas jaunting to Venice between now and November. Buon appetito.
The kitchen is run by two lovely ladies and youthful, energetic servers. These ladies cook seasonally every day. Everything was great. They are open for lunch and dinner, and you should make a reservation, since it is quite small and very (and deservedly) popular. You could combine it with a visit to the Prada Foundation, as they are not far from each other.
Santa Croce 1762
+39 041 524 1570
Another wonderful meal in Venice was at Il Ridotto, at Campo SS. Filippo e Giacomo. They serve excellent gourmet food (Michelin 1 star) in a lovely setting.
Sestiere di Castello 4509
+39 041 520 8280
Great for dinner. They have a lovely garden in the back (but it can have mosquitoes). We recommend the pasta and fresh fish.
Fondamenta delle Eremite
+39 041 522 7151
Their gelato is the best. They have a plain yogurt flavor that is great.
Grom (available at multiple locations)
Campo San Barnaba
+39 041 241 3531