Vini Da Gigio‎

Cannaregio, 3628

30121 Venice, Italy

tel: 041 528 5140

Sweet little place just off Strada Nove in Cannaregio.  You’ll need a reservation.  It is run by the parents of the fellow who runs the Ristorante Agli Alboretti.


Mira Porte (half way to Padua)

Ristorante La Margherita

At the Villa Franceschi

Via Don Minzoni, 28 - 30034 Mira Venezia

Exquisite food.  A bit out of the way, but well worth the diversion. 


Luna Sentada

Sestiere Castello 5018

Campo San Severo,

30122 Venice,

tel: 0413097891

Cute little place tucked away in Castello behind the Hotel Palazzo Priulli. Ermano, the proprietor, has a cute ristorante right along a quiet canal.  There are a few outside tables that are wonderful if the weather is nice.  The menu contains a lot of traditional Venetian favorites and some dishes from the Orient. The food is always innovative and well prepared.


Pasticceria Viennese

Via Francesco Petrarca, 16 35137 Padua

Fantastic Vienese sweets.  Sachertorte is the speciality, and with it you can have Prosecco or espresso.



Hosteria Ca'Derton

Piazza d'Annunzio 11, 31010 Asolo, Italy

tel: 0423529648

Wonderful food, charming service


Osteria San Marco
Frezzeria San Marco 1610 
tel: 041 5285242
Closed Sundays.
Can be expensive but the quality is excellent. 

Ristorante Pensione Wildner
near San Marco on Riva degli Schiavoni a part of the Pensione Wildner.

Very very good

Snack Bar La Palanca

Guidecca 448
Meals served 12 noon-2.30pm Mon-Sat.
One of the more rustic Venetian spots.  That is not to say it is not great.  Their in soure is one of the best, and melanzane with 
mint.  Incredible!

Trattoria Altanella Calle della Erbe

268 Guidecca
Closed: Mon & Tue, and part of Jan. & Aug. 
Booking recommended
A lovely little place about two bridges down from the La Palanca vaporetto stop.  Outdoor dining available when the weather permits.  It’s a nice area next to the canal. 


La Zucca
Address:Santa Croce 1762, 30135 Venice (Italy)
A bit of a challenge to get to but well worth the effort!  I got off the vapporetto at the S. Stae stop and wound my way around. 
Monday to saturday
lunch: from 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm
dinner: from 7.00 pm to 10.30 pm


Busa alle Torre da Lele
Campo S. Stephano 3, Murano (VE) Tel:041 739662
'In sauer' great, Baccala Mantecato very good.  Pastas are lovely. Absolutely incredible seafood.

Ai Frati 
fondamenta Venier 4 I - 30141 Murano Phone 041736694
Another excellent restaurant on Murano. Luigi Camozzo is the proprietor and he sets a really nice meal.  Once again, Venetian fare. 

Aqua Stanca

Fondamenta Manin, 48, Murano

A local place open for lunch and supper.  The food is simple and good. 




Ristorante Sant'Agnese

Via Sant'Agnese, 21, 35100 Padua

tel: 049 875 8153

Max, the owner/chef grew up in Padua and earned his chops in Moscow.  Very small and very elegant with a wonderful wine selection. It's a 35 minute train ride and a 10 minute walk from the train station.