Venice is known as an expensive city. With this post, we are happy to provide you with a short list of good and cheap places in Venice to eat well and drink even better, avoiding touristic traps!
1. Rosticceria Gislon
Calle della Bissa San Marco, Campo San Bartolomeo
Hidden in the narrow streets nearby Rialto, Rosticceria Gislon is a places populated by students and venetians. Well known for its Mozzarella in Carrozza – fried bread filled with mozzarella and ham or anchoves – it is possible to eat fish salads or other fried stuff with wine or beers. It has toilets and places to sit.
Cannareggio, 1587, 30121 Venezia VE
Not so far from the train station, on the main route to San Marco, this little takeaway restaurants offers fried fish, mozzarella in carrozza, fried vegetables etc. The fried fish and the mozzarella in carrozza are very good, unfortunately there are no seats or toilets, but they can be found in the square facing Frito-Inn.
3. Al Remer
Sestiere Cannaregio, 5701, 30121 Venezia VE
Difficult to find, it offers a rather unique experience. Directly on Canal Grande, the location is amazing. It is a well known restaurant (average price), but around 6 pm it offers the so-called happy hour, with a rich buffet and drinks for reduced price, absolutely to try in good company.
4. Il Paradiso Perduto
Fondamenta Misericordia, 2540, 30100 Venezia VE
Fondamenta della Misericordia is one of our favourite places to hang out in Venice. In the middle between Rialto and the train station, it is not known by most of the people just going to San Marco. At Paradiso Perduto, you can either sit and eat or just take drinks and food to eat sitting in the canal facing it. The second choice is our favourite, the atmosphere is really cool and chilling.
Nearby, there are two other places that are totally worthy the choice: Al Timon for food and Vino Vero for wine.
5. Pasticceria Tonolo
Calle S. Pantalon, 3764, 30100 Venezia VE
Closing this post, we want to suggest you a wonderful pasticceria for sweets, cakes and good coffee. Walking distance from the university, it is easy to find students enjoying a fast break. We would advise to try its renewed bignè or tiramisu, they are amazing!! I want one now! 😉
We hope this little post will guide you through the many option Venice has to offer for hungry tourists, because it is not always an expensive city. Avoiding tourist trap should be your first concern, we hope this helps.
And, if you find a good spot, share it with us and help other tourists!!