From Our Archive
This story was published before Summer 2021, when we launched our new digital experience.

Venice Restaurant Guide

MOST READ
A Classic Martini

Wine and Spirits

A Classic Martini

A drink from New York City’s Bemelmans Bar at the Carlyle Hotel

The Write Stuff

Design

The Write Stuff

A dip into the world of luxurious fountain pens.

The Perfect Pour

Wine and Spirits

The Perfect Pour

A deep dive into the world of Macallan Scotch whisky.

While Venice’s best restaurants are very, very good, there is perhaps no Italian city where it’s easier to find bad food. There are just so many tourists relative to the number of Venetians that any given restaurant is much more likely to be a tourist trap than a gourmand's heaven. But for those who know where to go, Venice overflows with culinary pleasures. At these restaurants, the bounty of the lagoon and the sea and the farms on the surrounding islands and nearby mainland contribute to a dining scene that rarely changes but always remains authentically Venetian and consistently delicious. —Florence Fabricant

Newsletter

Let’s Keep in Touch

Subscribe to our newsletter

You’re no longer on our newsletter list, but you can resubscribe anytime.

Come On In

U.S. issued American Express Platinum Card® and Centurion® Members, enter the first six digits of your card number to access your complimentary subscription.

Learn about membership.