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The 10 Best Restaurants In San Polo, Venice

The 10 Best Restaurants In San Polo, Venice

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Updated: 9 February 2017
A neighborhood with a mix of tourist sights and residential areas, San Polo is the home of the Rialto Market, thereby providing restaurants in the area with the freshest ingredients. Here is a list of restaurants that you can’t miss if you’re looking to get a taste of fresh Venetian seafood.

Da Fiore

Located in an old Venetian taverna, Da Fiore is full of history, and has become one of the most well-known restaurants in Venice. Diners can try a menu full of original recipes, and a mix of modern and traditional dishes such as bass in balsamic vinegar or moleche. Everyone who visits this Michelin-starred restaurant is sure to leave satisfied.


Address & phone number: Calle del Scaleter, 2202/A, 30125 San Polo, Venezia VE, Italy +39 041 721308

Trattoria Antiche Carampane

A warm and intimate setting, Antiche Carampane seeks to provide a familial ambiance to make guests feel welcome and comfortable. The restaurant is a favorite with politicians and media personalities and features a classic menu with a variety of different pasta and seafood options. Guests can dine under the stars on the outdoor terrace and are always provided with fast and friendly service.


Address & phone number: Sestiere San Polo, 1911, 30125 Venezia, Italy +39 041 524 0165

Antica Birraria La Corte

A rustic restaurant, Antica Birraria La Corte used to be a brewery, and today guests can still indulge in an excellent draft beer with their meal. With a view of the canal and a delicious menu, this restaurant is popular with the locals. Diners can try a variety of different pizzas as well as grilled scallops, beef carpaccio and vongole pasta.


Address & phone number: Campo San Polo, 2168, 30125 Venezia, Italy +39 041 275 0570

Muro Frari

Overlooking Rio Tera, guests at Muro Frari have a beautiful view of one of Venice’s many cathedrals. In addition to the view, the restaurant has a warm atmosphere, brought about by the dark wood, brick and mosaic decor. The menu offers a vast selection of draft beers as well as Italian and foreign wines to pair with any dish, making for a well-rounded meal.


Address & phone number: Sestiere San Polo, 2604, 30125 Venezia, Italy +39 041 524 5310

Al Merca

In a quiet location, Al Merca is the perfect spot to grab a drink and lunch. The place is standing-only, but that doesn’t stop it from being a popular stop, where drinks and sandwiches can be bought and taken on a picnic along the Grand Canal. If you visit Al Merca, there is no need to pick between the sights of Venice and delicious Italian cuisine.


Address & phone number: 213 San Polo, Venice, Italy +39 34 68 34 06 60

Antico Forno

With a range of thin and thick crust pizzas, Antico Forno is the place to go for quick pizza on the go without sacrificing taste. The restaurant is squeezed between two other stores and can be easy to miss, but the search is worth it and the staff are very friendly. The venue has a loyal following of customers from around the world.


Address & phone number: Ruga Rialto, 973, 30125 VE, Italy +39 041 520 4110


Situated near Rialto Market, All’Arco is a small restaurant with delicious Venetian cicchetti. The restaurant has seating outside making it an excellent spot to see the everyday activity of Venice, and the friendly staff are happy to serve prosecco by the glass or bottle for a complete meal.


Address & phone number: Sestiere San Polo, 436, 30125 Venezia, Italy

Ristorante Al Paradiso

Originally part of a convent, Ristorante Al Paradiso features a beautiful wooden beamed dining room and veranda. The servers are happy to serve Venetian specialties such as grilled fish, swordfish carpaccio, and mussel and seafood pasta, and with a location away from the bustling streets, this is an excellent spot to sit back and truly enjoy the city at night.


Address & phone number: Sestiere San Polo, 767, 30125 Venezia, Italy +39 041 523 4910

Antico Giardinetto

An elegant family-run restaurant located near Rialto Fish Market, Antico Giardinetto is the perfect place to go to find fresh seafood dishes. The warm and homey atmosphere makes an evening out romantic, and each dish of homemade pasta is prepared with care. After the meal, be sure to try on their delicious desserts for a complete taste of Italy.


Address & phone number: Calle dei Morti, 2253, 30135 Santa Croce, Venezia VE, Italy +39 041 722882

La Porta d’Acqua

A historic setting complete with frescoes, La Porta d’Acqua is the place to go for lovers of Renaissance history and art. The restaurant offers a menu of Mediterranean and Southern Italian cuisine, providing a break from the many seafood restaurants in the city. All the dishes are seasonal and there is gluten-free pasta on request, so no one has to miss out on the popular Italian staple.


Address & phone number: San Polo, 1022, 30125 Venezia, Italy +39 041 241 2124