The 10 Best Restaurants In Cannaregio, Venice

Cannaregio, Venice
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A quieter section of Venice, Cannaregio is located on the same side of the Grand Canal as Saint Mark’s Square, and is on the opposite end of the Rialto Bridge. This part of Venice has wonderful restaurants to stop at – here’s a list of our 10 favorites.

1. Bottega ai Promessi Sposi

Restaurant, Italian

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An easy-to-find restaurant with simple decor, Bottega ai Promessi Sposi welcomes guests for a quality Italian meal. Each dish is made from the best ingredients. They are simply made without lots of added flair, granting guests a reprieve from excessive flavors and the chance to just sit-back and enjoy. The restaurant is popular with the locals, and the staff are more than happy to assist with any questions that might be posed.

2. Vini da Gigio

Restaurant, Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean

A charming family-run establishment, Vini da Gigio creates superb market fresh Venetian cuisine from classic recipes. With a varied wine selection, it is easy to find the perfect match to complement each meal and taste preference, and the chefs prepare everything with great care and attention. The ever-changing menu guarantees that each visit will be new and exciting.

3. Da Rioba

Restaurant, Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean

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Da Rioba strives to reinterpret classic Venetian recipes with their homemade pasta and fresh seafood. Guests can relax in the tranquil atmosphere created by the exposed brick walls, classic Venetian flooring, wood beamed ceilings and displays of photos and paintings by local artists. There is also the option to sit outside along the canal and watch the sun set over the water, making a perfect end to a perfect day.

4. Al Cicheto

Restaurant, Italian, Wine, Vegetarian

A small intimate restaurant with a total of 12 tables, Al Cicheto is the ideal stop for a leisurely meal or an afternoon snack. The staff are friendly and helpful, and take things slowly to allow customers the time to savor each bite without feeling rushed. The menu features both complete entrees or smaller cicchetti plates for those who are not as hungry.

5. Osteria Anice Stellato

Restaurant, Italian, Vegetarian, Vegan

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A beautiful restaurant situated along the canal, Osteria Anice Stellato specializes in a variety of regional dishes.The menu is full of options such as octopus, steak, risotto and salmon, and the friendly staff are happy to make recommendations. Each dish is artistically arranged. With a location far from the busy streets near Saint Mark’s Square, this is the perfect place to take in the quieter sights and sounds of the city with panna cotta for dessert.

6. Pontini

Bar, Restaurant, Italian, Soup, Vegetarian

This lively restaurant has intimate indoor and outdoor seating for a romantic night out or a lunch with the family. The hearty food is satisfying and pairs well with any of the local wines they offer. Guests can try their delicious homemade pasta, but be sure to save room for their Tiramisu, which is big enough to share.

7. Cocaeta

Restaurant, Italian

The perfect place for those desiring a break from the seemingly endless options of pizza, pasta and gelato, Cocaeta provides crepes to hungry customers. Run by only one man, the line to this place can be long, but the owner put lots of love and concentration into each order. With options between sweet or savory crepes, Cocaeta satisfies both sweet lovers and those looking for simple lunch.

8. Algiubagio

Restaurant, Italian

A chic restaurant with a terrace situated on the lagoon, guests of Algiubagio can enjoy an enchanting view of the water while dining. The atmosphere is warm and intimate, making this an ideal place for a couple’s night out. The menu comprises various pasta and seafood dishes – most notable is the squid ink pasta – but a vegetarian menu is also available.

9. L'Orto dei Mori

Restaurant, Italian

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A rustic restaurant full of local art, L’Orto dei Mori is situated next to a canal and offers outdoor seating under candlelight. The menu is complete with creative Venetian and Mediterranean dishes made from ingredients such as fish and duck, as well as several varieties of salads. The meal isn’t complete without some of their spectacular dessert options, like pistachio ice cream or chocolate mousse.

10. Trattoria Storica

Restaurant, Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood

This picturesque restaurant, located in a beautiful part of Venice, offers a classic Venetian menu complete with the city’s staple – seafood. The menu at Trattoria Storica features dishes such as spaghetti with clams, baked sea bass, scallops and monkfish, making this the perfect place to taste what Venice is known for. The staff is friendly and the atmosphere is lively, making any meal here unforgettable.

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