Where To Dine In Venice

The historical city of Venice is spread out over a group of 117 tiny close-set islands. Separated by canals and linked by over 400 bridges, it is no wonder why Venice has been aptly described as one of the most beautiful cities built by man. Perfect as a luxury yacht charter destination, Venice is home to gorgeous architecture and priceless art and culture. As with all other cities in Italy, Venice is every gastronomic aficionado’s dream come true. To help you decide on which fine dining establishment to choose, Captain Sputh of MY Starfire top spots that will surely hit the spot.

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1.    Da Mamo

Venetian cuisine is perfectly embodied by Da Mamo. For over 27 years, Da Mamo has served up savory dishes, a favorite being its pizzas. The Pizze Zodiaco menu features 12 stunning pizzas that represent each zodiac sign.

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If you are in the mood for a long lunch or dinner, start with the Brown King Prawns in an Orange and Honey sauce as an appetizer. Move on to the Tagliolini with Cuttlefish or Chef Davide Busetto’s daily special. End your meal on a sweet note with the homemade Tiramisu or Mascarpone Cream with Amaretti.

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2.    Osteria Da Fiore

This hidden gem is quaint, cozy and very highly recommended. It is the only one star Michelin restaurant in Venice and features an incredible menu and wine list. The lunch and dinner menu differ, so head over twice if you must. To start, order the Mixed Raw Tuna Carpaccio. Served with olive oil and langoustine tartare, orange, vanilla and white asparagus, this delightful appetizer will set the tone for what is to come.

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Opt for the Ravioli stuffed with white fish, spinach and ginger sauce scallops as a first course and dive right into the Scampi Padellati in 7 Spices as a main course. Instead of trying to figure out what to order, let the chef decide and go with either a six or seven-course tasting menu for a little taste of everything.

3.    Naranzaria

This highly rated restaurant and wine bar occupies a private corner of the Grand Canal. Its specialty is raw delights prepared from only the freshest seasonal ingredients. The chef’s Mediterranean interpretations on Asian cuisine tingles the senses.

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The fresh tuna, mozzarella and tomato sushi as well as the hand-carved raw meat served with rocket and a side of fennel, olives and oranges are absolute must-tries. With a wonderful array of hot dishes and cheeses to accompany the raw delights, you will walk away from Naranzaria with plans to head back the very next day.

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4.    Osteria Antico Giardinetto

Start your feast with the Mixed Seafood Appetizer done Venetian style. The mix of fresh seafood and salad will thrill even the pickiest of eaters. Another favorite is the Spider Crab with Rocket Salad. This beautifully plated dish is filling so order it to share.

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As a main course, you must try the Cuttlefish in Ink Sauce and Polenta and the Tuna Steak with Balsamic Vinegar. The freshness of the ingredients is simply divine and will have you craving for more.

5.    Ristorante Al Covo

The Fresh Anchovies marinated in olive oil with eggplant and fennel is a definite must the moment you sit down. The restaurant’s Adriatic Pot, made up of fish, crustaceans and mollusks, is another thing that you have to indulge in. The pasta special of the day is also highly recommended.

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For the main course, you will not go wrong with the Catch of the Day and Veal Cutlet. In fact, you cannot go wrong with anything on the menu as everything is fresh, beautifully prepared and carefully plated, just as every fine meal should. As delectable as the menu is, ask your server if the tasting menu is available that day to get a taste of all the hits.
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