Cannaregio is the largest and most populated sestiere of Venice, spanning from the railway terminal to Rialto. The possibilities on where to eat in Cannaregio are pretty numerous so here are a few words of local advice.
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Being a popular area, many eateries are affordable and good.
Alla Vedova, in a side alley of the busy Strada Nova, prepares delicious meatballs, or polpette, to have at the bar with a glass of wine but having a full meal there is an unforgettable experience. The setting is traditional and the food very good.
Al Remer, near the Fontego dei Tedeschi, displays a mouthwatering array of food for an aperitivo every afternoon from 4 to 7 pm. A buffet lunch is served on weekdays while an a la carte menu is available at dinner.
Opened at the of 2018, Hosteria Bacanera has soon gained Venetians’ and tourists’ attention for the richness and seasonality of its menu and the friendly professionality of the host, Paolo who is a young Venetian who traveled the world even working in New York for the Cipriani restaurant. Putting together his experience and his roots, he now owns one of the most appreciated and locally frequented restaurants in the area.
In the area adjacent to the Strada Nova, the road linking the station to Venice city center, many bars and restaurants offer their delicatessen in a quaint setting on charming canals.
Al Timon gives you the opportunity, if you are an early bird, to sit on a typical boat during the early evening and have your meal
In the cosy atmosphere of Osteria ai 40 Ladroni, you can enjoy excellent freshwater fish.
For a more elegant and refined meal, try Anice Stellato, which has a friendly staff, a captivating atmosphere, and a very nice wine list.
On the left bank of the Canale di Cannaregio, a traditional restaurant keeps on standing up to a certain homogenization that is afflicting Venice: it’s Trattoria dalla Marisa. Beyond the food, eating there is a unique experience because of the very local and authentic atmosphere.
Cannareggio is also the area of the Jewish Ghetto, thus if you fancy trying something exotic, hit Gam Gam, the kosher restaurant at the entrance of the must-visit Venice Jewish Ghetto.Everything is fresh there and checked upon by Venice Rabbi.
Among the best patisseries in town, Dal Mas is a place where to sip great chocolate, coffee and try some sweet pastries. It is very close to the train station.
Always next to the station, the Church of Santa Maria di Nazareth has a hidden garden, where a few Carmelite friars still grow vegetables that are on sale at the attached shop. Their specialty is the lemon balm available in myriads of products.
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