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.
Being a popular area, many eateries are affordable and good. Alla Vedova, in a side alley of the busy Strada Nova, prepares delicious meatballs, 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.
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.
If you are an early bird, you can sit on a typical boat during the early evening and have your meal Al Timon. 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, captivating atmosphere, and 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.
Among the best patisseries in town, Dal Mas is a place where to sip great chocolate. It is very close to the train station.
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 speciality is the lemon balm available in myriads of products.
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