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  • Experience the Riches of Venetian Cuisine through these 11 Venues

    Posted on 30th June 2023.

Galleons would arrive laden with exotic ingredients – spices, almonds and raisins, to name a few – that became part of the local cuisine, giving life to a truly distinct gastronomy. As you explore the city, make sure you pop into a bacaro (ancient tavern) to refuel with the city’s much-loved savoury delicacies known as cicchetti. Here are 11 venues to give you an authentic flavour of Venetian gastronomy.

Agli Amici Dopolavoro

Housed in the JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa on the lush private island of Isola delle Rose is the airy and elegant Agli Amici Dopolavoro Venezia. Set in a 1920s building with beautifully preserved original features, the restaurant's menu focuses on fish and vegetables.

Sagra Rooftop Restaurant

Celebrating Italian cuisine from north to south, Sagra Rooftop Restaurant is located in the JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa. Upon arrival, sit back on stylish cushioned seating with sapphire-blue and coral accents, and soak up sublime views of the lagoon and Venice skyline.

Sapori Cooking Academy

You can hone your culinary skills at Sapori Cooking Academy in the JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa, where experienced chefs reveal the secrets of Venetian cuisine. The experience kicks off at the buzzing Rialto fish market, where you’ll learn how to pick out the freshest catch on display.


Head to Gio’s Restaurant & Terrace for Grand Canal-side seating on a magnificent, breeze-cooled veranda and sweeping views of the Basilica di San Giorgio. With its stylish white parasols, leafy trees and pastel-hued cushions scattered on cream-coloured seating, Gio’s exudes a Mediterranean vibe. 

Arts Bar

The St. Regis Venice’s sophisticated Arts Bar offers seating along one of the world’s most iconic waterways: the Grand Canal. Mixologists shake up drinks that take inspiration from Venice’s rich cultural and artistic heritage, with signature cocktails inspired by celebrated artworks connected to the city.

The Gritti Terrace

With seating along the waterfront, The Gritti Terrace in The Gritti Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Venice offers some of the best views around. The sweeping panorama stretches from Punta della Dogana to Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, with the island of San Giorgio Maggiore in the near distance.

Club del Doge

If you’re seeking a venue to dine in historical surrounds, then look no further than Club del Doge in The Gritti Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Venice. Set in a 15th-century noble palace, Club del Doge Restaurant offers seating in a sumptuous, gilded dining room that has seen centuries of luxurious enjoyment.

The Gritti Epicurean School

Part of the The Gritti Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Venice, The Gritti Epicurean School has been teaching both budding and experienced cooks how to perfect their culinary skills since 1975. You’ll enjoy a hands-on cooking class and learn about the Venice's rich culinary heritage. 

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