Street Food in Venice

Let’s move away from the touristic areas and give you a glimpse of the off-beat Venice where the locals hang out and brush up on food culture and local wines with this unique Bacari experience. You will experience a private guided walk through the culture of these typical Venetian eateries that serve up street style delicacies – meatballs, fried squid, creamed cod on mini bruschetta’s served with ‘cicchetti’ – small glasses of wine or omnipresent Aperol Spritz. Discover the best dishes and finest wines. With the picturesque alleyways, hidden canals, colourful stands and fresh markets, an amazing experience awaits you. The best way to comprehend the Venetian culture is through its food. Join us on this gastronomic journey, a perfect combination of food and sightseeing.


The bacari, typical small local bars where you can taste delicious quick Venetian speciality cicchetti’s similar to Milan’s aperitivo or Spanish tapas that are served with a glass of local ‘ombre’ wine in spartan glasses. For someone that has never experienced bacari-hopping, Viaggi di Architettura is the best company you can ask for. Here is a selection of ‘bacari’ that we propose:

  • Algiubagio, Cannaregio 5039, also a restaurant with tables on the Fondamenta Nove looking over to Island St. Michele and Murano
  • All’Arco, Calle Arco vicino ruga Rialto, San Polo 436, ideal for a morning break; packed with shoppers from the local market close to Rialto with their bags filled with fruits, vegetables and fish
  • Ca’ d’Oro alla Vedova, Strada Nuova, Cannaregio 3912, excellent polpette, meatballs
  • Al Portego, Calle della Malvasia, S. Lio, Castello 6014, also a small restaurant ‘trattoria’ that serves typical venetian delicacies
  • Al Refolo, Via Garibaldi, Castello 1580, perfect place to have a break during your visit of Biennale di Venezia on your way to the Arsenal
  • Ai Zemei, San Polo 1045, very kind owners that have covered the walls with the photos of twins
  • Osteria Da Codroma, Fondamenta Briati, Dorsoduro, local pub and good service
  • Da Lele, Campo Dei Tolentini, S. Croce 183, a ‘must go’ place for the locals and students close to IUAV
  • Osteria Vecio Frittolin, Calle Regina 2262, variety of choices from classic venetian dishes to more creative and sophisticated fish based dishes
  • Al Merca, at Rialto, there are no places to sit and it is minuscule but on the other hand there is famous meeting point ‘Campo Bella Vienna’ to hang out

For information, reservations or special requests on routes dedicated to the city of Venice by Viaggi di Architettura.

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