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Best Veneto and Venice Restaurants

Venice restaurants and those in Veneto are often excellent but Venice is also one of the best places in Italy to eat horrible food at inflated prices – my guide will ensure you avoid this.

Al Vagon Restaurant, VeniceAl Vagon, came close to making our list. A bit unpredictable - sometimes wonderful, sometimes not so much.

Perhaps you have read elsewhere on the site that my family and I (me Maria) have lived in Italy for over ten years.

In that time we have discovered some superb restaurants and anyway I'm Italian and know good food:)

If it isn't as good as my mamma's cooking it's no good!

These restaurants don’t cater for the tourist trade but to locals and you won’t find many of them in any guide book - except perhaps in those catering for Italians.

What you will find are excellent restaurants, serving local recipes and using only fresh seasonal ingredients.

Italians often think foreigners only understand pizza and pasta but though I am Italian I know that isn't true.

My husband is a perfect case in point, although not Italian he is now a fanatical fan of authentic Italian regional cuisines.

Another good thing about these restaurants is that you will find that the prices are a lot better than the restaurants in St. Marks Square and other such tourist traps.

Venice Restaurant

Restaurants in Venice

• The Osteria Anice Stellato

• Trattoria alla Vedova (Ca D'Oro)

• The Antico Dolo Restaurant 

Trattoria Dona Onesta (we haven't written a review on this one yet but it is lovely - from the setting, to the service to the food). You won't be disappointed. 

Trattoria Dona Onesta, VeniceTrattoria Dona Onesta, Venice

Our Tip: Want something a little different, very special and romantic too? How about sailing through the Venetian islands on a Galleon, while enjoying a superb candlelit dinner! Here are the details. 

Dinner in Venice aboard a Venetian GalleonDinner in Venice aboard a Venetian Galleon

Restaurants in Verona

• Trattoria Amelia - Verona

• Osteria al Duca

Lake Garda Restaurants


• La Casa Degli Spiriti - Costermano Garda Italy

• La Vecchia Malcesine - Malcesine Garda Italy

• Albergo Ristorante La Forgia - Lazise Garda Italy

• Ristorante Tre Camini - Costermano

Other Veneto Restaurants

Italian Colors


• Ristorante da Riccardo - Carrè (Vicenza)

• La Pausa - Vicenza

• Irma Restaurant - Arsiero

•Osteria ai Scarponi - Padua

Garda Lake a restaurant in Peschiera  Me and my son

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