WHERE TO EAT IN VENICE: A GUIDE TO THE BEST TYPICAL TAVERNS IN VENICE AND TO A MUSEUM WHICH OFFERS A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE
Where to eat in Venice. Finding the beauty in each place I visit means to me also losing myself in the cities I visit and discovering places and traditions typical of a territory. I’ve already done it when I went to the Liguria region, and I went in search of the historic shops in Genoa where I found authentic flavors and where I met some hospitable Genoeses.
In this post I’ll talk about a city I know very well, and I’ll suggest you some places where to eat in Venice and drink excellent Spritz (the typical Venetian aperitif).
Write down these addresses, because I’ll suggest you the 3 best places where to eat in Venice, and I will also explain how to take part in the most social party in Venice at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection!
If you really want to know the lagoon city of Venice, you must eat in Venice in a typical place and enter a bacaro, which is a tavern where you can drink wine or Spritz (Venetian aperitif) and eat a small snack (cichéto). I took a walk to find the best taverns and I made a tour which ended in a museum, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, which every summer opens its doors with a Venetian-style party.
EATING IN VENICE NEAR THE RIALTO BRIDGE: H2 NO
Close to the Rialto Bridge in Campo San Silvestro, H2 NO is modern and classic at the same time.
Besides, the tavern, in addition to organizing themed evenings with traditional regional products tasting, offers a space for art exhibitions.
You must try Aperol Spritz!
Info: San Polo 1105 – 30125, Venice
How to reach it: From railways station and from Piazzale Roma you take a boat: Line 1 or Lin 2. Stop: Rialto.
EATING IN VENICE ADMIRING THE GRAND CANAL: NARANZARIA
It’s placed at the foot of the Rialto Bridge and in front of the Grand Canal.
The tavern is located in the former warehouse that housed citrus fruits, and here tradition meets experimental cuisine, and everything is made with best quality ingredients.
Info: San Polo 130 – 30125, Venice
How to reach it: From railways station and from Piazzale Roma you take a boat: Line 1. Stop: Rialto Mercato.
EATING IN VENICE IN THE STREET: BASEGO
It’s located in Campo San Tomà, few steps from the Basilica dei Frari, which is a must-see to admire Titian’s masterpieces. This tavern is very popular among the local people.
You find it by chance and you’ll never forget it!
But every time you’ll find different snacks because the owner is a creative and every day he experiments new dishes.
Spritz is always the perfect drink!
Info: San Polo 2863 – 30125, Venice
How to reach it: From railways station and from Piazzale Roma you take a boat: Line 1. Stop: San Tomà.
A SPRITZ AT THE MUSEUM: HAPPYSPRITZ@GUGGENHEIM
Every year, in May and June, the doors of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection open to launch the most “social” event in lagoon, realized thanks to the collaboration between the museum and Aperol Spritz.
It’s the only Italian museum which arranges an event of this kind, whose ingredients are: art, music, Venice at sunset and a lot of young people meeting in a museum to have fun and admire masterpieces.
Everybody can take part in the event, but, pay attention: you must book your entrance ticket to avoid the risk of staying outside. The museum can’t exceed the maximum capacity, and this is a really cool event in Venice.
The entrance ticket is €13.
You can buy your ticket online on the website guggenheim-venice.it on the Wednesday before each Happyspritz evening (on the museum’s website you’ll find dates and opening hours, as well).
Info: Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Palazzo Venier dei Leoni – Dorsoduro 701 – Venice
How to reach it: The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is located on the Grand Canal between the Accademia Bridge and the Church of Santa Maria della Salute
From Piazzale Roma or Ferrovia: a boat Line 1 or Line 2, direction Lido. Stop: Accademia or Salute.