Eat in Venice
El Sbarlefo, in Dorsoduro, Neon-yellow wall lights and pendant lamps illuminate this sleek little bar. A place to listen live music on weekends, might be a jazz pianist or a rockabilly trio entertaining the crowd
This friendly wine bar where the servers will suggest you some awesome regional wine or a well-mixed gin and tonic.
We go there usually for their famous "Cichetti", the venetian appetizers. You will have yhe chance to see a mosaic done by Artefact inside the bar.
Osteria Antica Adelaide
This has one of the nicest terrasse we know, not on the Grand Canal, not On Saint-Marc square but the Cannaregio's canal,
in the heart of the neighborhood, where Venetians are living.
You will find good wines and perfect "cichetti", wrongly called tapas, who are always eaten with some glass of Italian wine.
Francesco Molinari Corner, the owner comes from an ancient venetian family dating back to the times of the Serenissima (the Corner family gave more than one "Doge" to the Republic).
Just to discover this tiny and peaceful place, The wood terrasse on the canal is just unique...
Al Mercà is surely one of the smallest but so popular "Bacaro" among the Venetians for having an aperitif, in the Rialto area. This bar provides the higher quality of the cichetti and wines, and friendly prices. We always have a pause there after our fish market purchases!
- Don't picnic in Venice. It is not allowed.
- Don't feed the pigeons. (That's illegal, too.)
- Don't be alarmed if you see water oozing out of the drains. (Parts of the Venice often get wet during high tide, usually during winter.)
- Walk on the right side of the streets, always! The locals are not in holidays...
- Don't stop on the bridges, they important part of the circulation and it's illegal. Well, if you see you are not preventing the traffic, stay the time to admire the view and make some photos. Then, leave the bridge free. The locals will thank you!