When my husband and I initially decided to visit Venice I did all of my customary pre-trip research and came up with places to eat each of our meals at and activities to fill our days with. The whole trip was planned with absolute, borderline obsessive, precision. What could possibly go wrong?
Alas, non tutte le ciambelle riescono col buco. The Italian proverb literally means, “Not all donuts have holes,” and figuratively means that things don’t always turn out as planned. Our time in Venice was no exception to the rule. What I had severely underestimated is how challenging it is to navigate the labyrinth of streets that make up Venice, Italy and, needless to say, we didn’t end up having a chance to check out all the restaurants and bars we hoped to.
This guide to six of the best places to eat and drink in Venice therefore could be referred to as “modified” but includes some absolute gems, some of which will take you off the beaten path (at least as far off as you can ever get in the small city). They range from budget friendly to moderately affordable, from traditional Italian to downright quirky. If you plan on traveling to Venice any time soon I highly recommend checking out at least one of these delicious establishments. You won’t be disappointed.