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.

 

 

LA ZUCCA

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.

La Zucca
Santa Croce 1762
Venice
+39 041 524 1570
lazucca.it

 

IL RIDOTTO

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.

Il Ridotto
Sestiere di Castello 4509
Venice
+39 041 520 8280
ilridotto.com

LOCANDA MONTIN

Great for dinner. They have a lovely garden in the back (but it can have mosquitoes). We recommend the pasta and fresh fish.

Locanda Montin
Fondamenta delle Eremite
Dorsoduro 1147
Venice
+39 041 522 7151
locandamontin.com

 

GROM

Their gelato is the best. They have a plain yogurt flavor that is great.

Grom (available at multiple locations)
Campo San Barnaba
Venice
+39 041 241 3531
grom.it

Xx Lottie Dottie