Affordable places to eat in Venice

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.


Antico Forno

Antico Forno Venice where to eat pizza

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.

Antico Forno Venice Italy pizza slice

Mushroom, red cabbage and meat.

Vegetarian pizza Antico Forno Venice Italy

Olives, greens and cheese.

Address: Sestiere San Polo, 970, zona Ponte di Rialto, 30125 Venice, Italy

Da Mamo

Pasta with pesto

Pasta with pesto

Pasta with tomato sauce and langoustines.

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

Cuttlefish ink pasta

Cuttlefish ink pasta.

Classic Venetian dish liver onion polenta

Liver with onions, a classic Venetian dish, served with polenta.

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]


Il Doge

Il Doge, Campo Santa Margherita, Venice

Try the cioccolato fondente (dark chocolate) and creme del doge, which has orange bits in it.

Address: Campo Santa Margherita


Venchi gelataria Venice Venezia Italy

Venchi gelato Venice Italy

Pistachio, pear with chococaviar, and milk chocolate with hazelnuts.

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?

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