Before we hit Italy in October 2012, I did some research online for affordable places to eat, restaurants and gelaterias alike. If you’ve got a recommendation, let me know and I’ll add it to the list.
Okay, so this is more like a take-away snack bar, but the pizzas are delicious and very reasonably priced. It’s located a few minutes away from the Rialto bridge.
Address: Sestiere San Polo, 970, zona Ponte di Rialto, 30125 Venice, Italy
We liked this busy little place enough to go back twice. The first time I had seafood pasta whilst the hubby had grilled vegetables. Half of the servers were from Bangladesh, and they were fluent in both English and Italian.
Address: Calle dei Stagner 5251, 30124 Venice, Italy
Trattoria Da GiGio
Quite a few people ordered the lobster pasta, which looked very good, but I went with something I’d never tried before: cuttlefish ink pasta. Yummy if a little bit salty.
Not to be confused with Vini da GiGio, another TripAdvisor find in the Cannaregio area.
Address: Cannaregio – Campo S. Leonardo, 30121 Venice, Italy
Anice Stellato – I’ve heard good things about this place. Too bad we didn’t get to go! [Fondamenta della Sensa, Cannaregio 3272]
Try the cioccolato fondente (dark chocolate) and creme del doge, which has orange bits in it.
Address: Campo Santa Margherita
Our B&B was right next to gourmet chocolatier chain, Venchi, which also sells delicious gelato. We were won over by the friendly service of the Albanian girl behind the counter. We also tried something called brutto e buono (literally meaning “bad and good”), delicious salted white chocolate with nuts.
Address: Calle dei Fabbri 989, Sestiere San Marco, Venezia, 30124
La Mela Verde
Address: Fondamenta de l’Osmarin
Have you been to any of these places? What did you think?