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5 Best Local Restaurants in Venice

Updated: Dec 30, 2023

I have always thought that a real traveller eats only local food because, as an Italian, why should I visit a foreign country and end up in an Italian restaurant? I can eat Italian food at home every day. Don't you agree?

So, why don't you try the local cuisine in Venice?

I always love to explore as much as I can when I travel, learning about culture and costumes, and one of my favourite things is to eat local! So here is a good list of the best Venetian restaurants.

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I will never send you to the most touristic (or tourists traps) or the most expensive places just because located in a very fantastic location. I will always tell you about places where the locals go.

In my articles, you will find only typical local food, cooked by a local chef and last but not least, where you won't be overcharged because you are a tourist.

Tip: Make a reservation in advance in these restaurants because they are not very big but very famous among locals.

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Osteria Trefanti:

Osteria Tre Fanti is, for me, the best restaurant in Venice. You will find here a local chef who will prepare only local dishes made with local products.

From the super attentive waiter to a very funny and professional sommelier, the service is fantastic.

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This little restaurant is a hidden gem with everything to recommend.

It is a delightful space. The food is top quality with only fresh and seasonal ingredients beautifully cooked.

There you will find impeccable quality and service in every aspect.

The Chef's menu offers revisited traditional dishes with an impressive wine list, and the sommelier is very well prepared.

Well done to the Chef-owner to make dinner an unforgettable experience in Venice.

Address: Rio Marin, 888 | Santa Croce

Reservations: info@osteriatrefanti.

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Osteria alle testiere:

Osteria alle Testiere is a tiny restaurant very well-known in Venice, so I advise you to make a reservation in advance.

Fresh fish straight from the Rialto market is perfectly cooked. The menu may vary throughout the year because of the seasonal availability.

Address: Calle del Mondo Novo, 5801



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Osteria Vini da Gigio:

Osteria Vini da Gigio is another famous restaurant among locals that make not only delicious fish but also fantastic meat.

The food is of a very high standard and well presented. Very typical restaurant right by the canal in the historic district of Cannaregio Sestiere.

Address: Sestiere, Calle Stua Cannaregio, 3628A



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Al Timon:

Al Timon is another restaurant where to enjoy delicious meat but also the typical Venetian Cicchetti.

Also available are first courses like the famous Italian gnocchi and ravioli.

There are seatings inside and outside along the canal.

Address: Fondamenta dei Ormesini, 2754


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Osteria La Zucca:

In Italian, "Zucca" means pumpkin, so as you can imagine, you will find many dishes prepared with pumpkin as the main ingredient.

The menu includes many vegetarians and vegan options.

For fish and meat lovers, don't worry. There are also fish and meat dishes available.

Address: S. Croce, 1762.


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Hi! I'm Valentina,

but you can call me Vale.

I'm an Italian with a passion for well-planned travels and food.

In my Travel Guide, you will find everything you need to plan your perfect travel around the world.


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