Moms and dads know very well how hard it can be to find a restaurant where their children can have their meal and wander without receiving the evil eye from other patrons. Here are recommendations from the Prontopia Locals for a few kid-friendly restaurants in Venice Italy where families visiting Venice with kids can have a relaxing meal.
Vecia Gina at Sant’Elena is a great pizzeria with tables outdoors, too. It’s ideal for grown-ups who want to linger after eating while kids can play or walk in the beautiful park. The menu also meets different needs offering both pizzas (in a smaller format, too), baccalà, and fish. Do not miss the delicious homemade desserts.
Vecio Portal has a pleasant courtyard where youngsters will feel free to roam and a menu for all tastes. Near Piazza San Marco, the sizable Rosso Pomodoro (belonging to a global chain of restaurants) welcomes customers of all ages. Pizzas are perfect, pasta is delicious, and the mozzarella and desserts are unmissable.
Being a city with a limited number of public parks, the kids from Venice have been playing in the campi since time immemorial so any restaurant overlooking a campo is a family restaurant. Birraria La Corte in Campo San Polo is an exemplary place that families with kids should visit.
Along the long northern edge of Giudecca facing Venice, there are a few eateries that are quite decent, but one is recommended: La Palanca (near the homonymous vaporetto stop) makes everything from sandwiches to delicious meals.
Certainly, at Lido the options along the beach are countless. From the restaurant at Pachuka resort (near San Nicolò) to the restaurant in Bagni Alberoni on the other end, the places are spacious and next to the beach making them perfect for kids.
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