The Best Romantic Restaurants In Venice, Italy

Venice | © Mark Longair/Flickr
Venice | © Mark Longair/Flickr
Photo of Riley Londres
9 February 2017

Full of beautiful bridges, squares, canals and palaces, Venice is one of the most romantic cities in the world, and nothing says romance more than dinner by the water in candlelight. Here is a list of Venice’s most romantic restaurants.

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A waterfront terrace situated on the Giudecca Canal, Riviera is a beautiful restaurant with a spacious and bright atmosphere. This restaurant takes eating very seriously and the chefs put lots of passion and love into each dish prepared. The menu is simple and offers a range of Venetian seafood and variety of sweet sorbets and frozen yogurts for desserts. It is open Tuesday to Sunday 12:30-3pm and 7-10:30pm.

Ristorante Alle Corone

In this elegant restaurant with tables decorated with fresh tablecloths and candles, couples can enjoy a relaxing meal under the warm light. The menu is created from the best ingredients available, and features homemade pastas for a satisfying and filling meal. Alle Corone also provides an extensive wine list for guests to find the perfect pairing to complete the evening.

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La Zucca

Located on the canal by San Giacomo Square and its picturesque bridge, La Zucca is an intimate restaurant with only 35 seats available inside and 12 outside. This popular restaurant contains a vegetable-centric menu made from all-natural ingredients. Guests can enter the restaurant by boat and then watch their meals being prepared by skillful chefs in the open kitchen; the most popular dishes are the pumpkin flan and the potato cake. La Zucca is open Monday to Saturday 12:30-2:30 pm and 7-10:30pm.

La Caravella

With a lush garden courtyard full of tables covered in bright yellow table clothes and an interior reminiscent of a ship, La Caravella is an enchanting place for a romantic night out. The restaurant originally opened in the 1960s, and since then, it has proudly been serving customers Venetian cuisine that reflects the city’s culinary history. Guests can try items such as oven-roasted turbot with potatoes and olives or spider crab with lemon sauce and extra-virgin olive oil, paired with one of their many fine Italian wines.

La Caravella (Courtesy of La Caravella)

Osteria Antico Giardinetto

A quaint family-run restaurant near the Rialto Fish Market, Osteria Antico Giardinetto has a welcoming and warm atmosphere. The menu is full of homemade pastas and desserts that, together, create an authentic Italian experience of a home-cooked meal. Guests can peacefully spend time together and enjoy the broad selection of sea- and land-based dishes, with fish straight from the market or fresh vegetables. Open Tuesday to Sunday 6:30-10:30pm, Osteria Antico Giardinetto is a beautiful place enjoy time together.

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