Venice Nightlife, Restaurants and Cafes


 

Venice Restaurants and Cafes

Like all major Italian cities, Venice dining is a feast for food lovers. If you think you have tasted the best of Italian food abroad, you're in for a very pleasant surprise when you sample the amazing fare available at all price ranges in the Venice. And after you've enjoyed a delicious meal, there's a wide range of Venice nightlife options from wine bars to pubs to clubs and more for you to experience an unforgettable night out.

If you're looking for quality traditional Venetian food, A Beccafico (2801 Campo Santo Stefano, Venice 30124; +39 0415274879;www.abeccafico.com) on Campo Santo Stefano is a great choice. You can enjoy a great view of what is one of the city's prettiest squares at this courtyard restaurant as you sample from their great authentic menu.

For celebrating a special romantic occasion with your special someone, what better option than a great fresh seafood restaurant. Algiubagio (;www.algiubagio.net) offers a three-course dinner with lobster and other seafood specialties for just €85 per person. And don't be afraid to linger at this luxurious dockside eaterie after dinner: bottles of wine start at just €15.

To get something more straight forward and well priced, Brek (124 Rio Terà Lista de Spagna, Venice 30121; +39 041 244 0158‎;www.brek.com) is an Italian restaurant chain that's great for cheap eats. Located close to Venice's railway station, it's also a convenient option for visitors on the go. Pizzas and pastas are only around €9.

Once you have eaten, there are dozens of great places to go to experience Venice nightlife. For a great relaxing bar with an outdoor terrace and cool jazz music, try Ai Postali (821 Sestiere Santa Croce, Venice 30135; +39-041-715156). For live music, Al Vapore (8 Via Fratelli Bandiera Venice 30175; +39 041930796; www.alvapore.it) comes highly recommended. There's concerts by all kinds of local and international artists plus funky DJ sets and a free buffet.

For pub fans, there's lots of bars where you can go to meet fellow international travellers. Harry's Bar (1323 San Marco, Venice 30124; +39 0415285777; www.cipriani.com) is one of the oldest and most central options. Founded in 1931, it was once frequented by writer Ernest Hemingway and is recognized by the Italian government as a cultural landmark. Pop in for an elegant cocktail and soak up the old world charm. If you want to go dancing at a cool local club, then Dogado Lounge (3660A Cannaregio, Strada Nova, Venice 30121; +39 041 520 8544; www.dogadolounge.com) is a great choice. Easy to find on Strada Nova – it's above the Billa supermarket – this trendy spot's got disco, tango, salsa and more every night of the week until 4am.

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