Venice Guide for Tourist
IS Le Bistrot de Venise, Calle dei Fabbri, S. Marco 4685 (041 523 66 51; www.bistrot- devenise.com). Scrumptious, beautifully presented pasta dishes prepared from 14th- century recipes are overshadowed only by the service. Primi from ‚12. Secondi from ‚17. Service 15%. 10% Rolling Venice discount. Open daily noon-3pm and 7pm-lam. AmExMCV.
Vino, Vino, Ponte delle Veste, S. Marco 2007A. Dark, no-frills wine bar has over 350 varieties of wine. Seafood-focused menu changes daily. Primi ‚5. Secondi ‚9. Open Su-F 10:30am-midnight, Sa lOam-lam. 15% Rolling Venice discount.
Rosticceria San Bartolomeo, Calle della Bissa, S. Marco 5424A (041 522 35 69). A smorgasbord of sandwiches, pasta, and cicchetti to be enjoyed on the go or in a window booth. Full-service restaurant upstairs serves lunch. Entrees from ‚5.90. Panini from ‚1.10. Cover for restaurant ‚1.30. Open daily 9:30am-9:30pm. AmExMCV. Harry’s Bar, Calle Vallaresso, S. Marco 1323 (041 528 57 77). Founded in 1931 by Bostonian Harry Cipriani who believed that Venice suffered a lack of bars, this cafe has been pouring pricey drinks to tourists and notables like Ernest Hemingway, Katharine Hepburn, and Robert DeNiro ever since. Open daily 10:30am-llpm. MCV.
13 Cantinone del Vino, Fondamente Meraviglie, Dorsoduro 992. A spectacular display of wines, ranging in price from ‚3-200 a bottle. Enjoy a glass (from ‚0.70) at the bar with some cicchetti (from ‚1). Open M-Sa 8am-2:30pm and 3:15-8:30pm.
Gelateria Nico, Fondamenta Zattere, Dorsoduro 922. Great view of the Giudecca Canal. Try the Venetian specialty gianduiotto al passagetto (a slice of dense chocolate-hazel- nut ice cream dunked in whipped cream; ‚2.30). Gelato ‚0.80-6.50. Open daily 6:45am-llpm.
Pizza al Volo, Campo S. Margherita, Dorsoduro 2944 (041 522 54 30). Students and locals come for delicious, cheap pizza. Slices from ‚1.30. Pizza from ‚3.40. Gigantic pizza for 2 from ‚6.30. Open daily ll:30am-4pm and 5:30pm-l:30am.
SAN POLO AND SANTA CROCE
Ae Oche, S. Croce 1552ab (041 524 11 61). From Campo S. Giacomo da L’orio, take Calle del Trentor. Not for the indecisive: Over 100 types of pizza (‚3.50-10) and a crowd who can take them on. Open daily noon-3pm and 7pm-midnight. MCV.
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