You can’t go to Venice without sampling its famed freshly caught seafood. Find the best of the best in the city of romance with our guide to its best restaurants.
Although Venice has no shortage of seafood, it can be difficult to find restaurants here that really specialize in the preparation of fish. Al Fontego dei Pescatori in Canareggio is one of the best places to find fresh, excellently presented seafood in the city. Chef Adriana is passionate about her fish and visits the market daily to hand select the best quality products. The decor at Al Fontego dei Pescatori is clean and simple yet boasts a fisherman theme that matches the menu. On the white walls hang multiple wood carvings of fish and diagrams indicating various types of sea life, while the wooden bar has been designed in the form of a boat.
A former wine shop located near Rialto Bridge during the late 1800s, Fiaschetteria Toscana now proudly features a classic Venetian menu with a focus on seafood. Each dish is prepared from local Venetian produce, giving customers the chance to try the flavors of the city, and can be paired with one of their 600 wines. To finish the meal, try the Rovesciata di Mele al Carnello for dessert. Open Wednesday to Monday 12:30-2:30pm and 7:30-10:30pm.
This extravagant restaurant is located on the roof of the Hotel Danieli, offering a panoramic view of Venice. Guests can enjoy traditional Venetian cuisine with the menu offering seafood such as turbot, risotto with clams, or equally delicious vegetarian options. The red velvet chairs and the white table cloths of Terrazza Danieli makes this a perfect location for a lavish evening out. Open daily 12-3pm and 7-10:30pm.