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15 Places to Eat near Venice St. Mark's Basilica

Looking for the perfect place to eat after your visit to St. Mark's? If there is something that abounds in Venice is good food, here is a compilation of the best alternatives located just minutes from the fantastic monument.

Katherine Betances

Katherine Betances

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15 Places to Eat near Venice St. Mark's Basilica

Venice, Italy | ©Kit Suman

St. Mark's Square in Venice is known for having two mythical Venetian monuments and fantastic gastronomic options in its surroundings. If you have already purchased your tickets for the Doge's Palace and your tickets for St. Mark's Basilica, you just need to book a gastronomic tour to know where to eat and recharge your batteries. The list below includes alternatives for all tastes, with varied and delicious menu options. Let's enjoy Venice!

1. Bistrot De Venise

Prawns in old-fashioned Saor.| ©Ciro V
Prawns in old-fashioned Saor.| ©Ciro V

Located in the heart of Venice and just 4 minutes from St. Mark's, Bistrot De Venise is the perfect place to enjoy a delicious Venetian-style lunch; the space combines food with cultural activities ranging from figurative arts to poetry. The gastronomic offer includes Venetian and gourmet food, one of the highlights of the menu are their prawns or Gamberoni in Saor all'antica. Additionally they have an outdoor seating area that allows you to enjoy the attractive city.

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  • Price range: medium to high. With an approximate price per plate of 27€.
  • Opening hours: From 12h to 15h and from 19h to 23,30h.
  • Recommended dish: Prawns in Saor in the old style.
  • Address: Calle dei Fabbri, Sestiere San Marco 4685, 30124 Venice
  • Distance from St. Mark's Basilica: 4 minutes according to Google Maps

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2. Trattoria Pizzeria da Mamo

Pizza Caprese of Trattoria Pizzeria da Mamo| ©skormama
Pizza Caprese of Trattoria Pizzeria da Mamo| ©skormama

If you are a lover of good pizza, consider Trattoria Pizzeria da Mamo among your gastronomic options in Venice. Although the place's gastronomic offerings include a variety of seafood and fish, their pizza has always been spectacular. My particular recommendation: the classic caprese with mozzarella and basil. The place is open from Tuesday to Sunday at lunchtime, from 12h to 14h30, and for dinner, from 19h to 21h30. Perfect to go with friends and try the whole menu!

Useful information:

  • Price range: Medium, the approximate price per dish is 15€.
  • Opening hours: From 12h to 15h and from 19h to 22h. They do not work on Mondays.
  • Recommended dish: Classic Caprese with mozzarella and basil.
  • Address: Calle Stagneri 5251, 30124 Venice
  • Distance from St. Mark's Basilica: 6 minutes according to Google Maps

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3. Da Carletto

Da Carletto's Spaghetti Dish| ©Christy M
Da Carletto's Spaghetti Dish| ©Christy M

Located in the Castello district, Da Carletto restaurant is only 5 minutes away from the Basilica. The gastronomic offer of the place includes Italian and Mediterranean food, receivingmuch praise for its Salmon alla Chef, in pink pepper cream. If you visit Da Carletto don't leave the place without trying one of their carefully selected homemade desserts.

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  • Price range: It has an affordable price range with an average price per dish of approximately 20€.
  • Opening hours: From 12:00 noon to 11:00 pm. They do not work on Wednesdays.
  • Recommended dish: Spaghetti with seafood.
  • Address: 5272 Bande Castello Street, 30122 Venice.
  • Distance from St. Mark's Basilica: xxx minutes according to Google Maps.

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4. Enoteca Al Volto

Food at Enoteca Al Volto| ©Binaco
Food at Enoteca Al Volto| ©Binaco

One of the historic Valencian places that you will surely want to visit. Founded in 1936 it has a gastronomic offer that includes typical Venetian food and fantastic collection of good wines, all in a considerable price range. Some recommended appetizers from the menu are the sarde in saor and the sbaffetto di cozze.

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  • Price range: It has a medium price range, around 15€ per dish.
  • Opening hours: From 10 am to 10 pm. Every day.
  • Recommended dish: Beard of mussels.
  • Address: Calle Cavalli 4081, 30124 Venice
  • Distance from St. Mark's Basilica: 7 minutes according to Google Maps

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5. Trattoria Do Forni

Visiting Trattoria Do Forni| ©Eraldo C
Visiting Trattoria Do Forni| ©Eraldo C

The history of this place goes back to the oldest traditions of the city, in this place bread and sweets were produced for the convent of San Zaccaria. Today it is an elegant Venetian restaurant specializing in Italian and Venetian food, in this place you will find several vegetarian options and outdoor table space to enjoy the view outside. Trattoria Do Forni 's specialties include the Mediterranean-style Orata della Corona.

Useful Information:

  • Price range: The price range is medium to high.
  • Opening hours: From 12h to 15h30 and from 19h to 22h.
  • Recommended dish: Risotto Tiziano with prawns and champagne.
  • Address: Calle Specchieri San Marco 468, 30122 Venice
  • Distance from St. Mark's Basilica: 2 minutes according to Google Maps

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6. Ristorante Al Conte Pescaor

Dining at Ristorante Al Conte Pescaor| ©any_kate_UA
Dining at Ristorante Al Conte Pescaor| ©any_kate_UA

Al Conte Pescaor is a beautiful and picturesque establishment located at a distance of only 3 minutes from San Marco. Open from Monday to Friday from 12:00 to 15:00 and from 19:00 to 23:00, the gastronomic offer of Ristorante Al Conte Pescaor includes a variety of seafood dishes in the purest Venetian style. The restaurant has a nice outdoor terrace ideal for dining with friends or family on a vacation evening.

Useful information:

  • Price range: Pace a medium to high price range.
  • Opening hours: From 12h to 15h; and from 17h to 23h.
  • Recommended dish: The mussels marinera and clams
  • Address: Piscina San Zulian 544, 30124 Venice
  • Distance from St. Mark's Basilica: 3 minutes according to Google Maps

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7. Taverna La Fenice

Outside of Taverna La Fenice| ©rrs2010
Outside of Taverna La Fenice| ©rrs2010

If you are someone who likes variety and is looking forinteresting thingsto see and do in Venice, you will love the concept of Taverna La Fenice. With each new period this establishment renews its menu creating new unique dishes from existing ones; it is ideal to attend with friends or family and has an outdoor area with outdoor seating. The opening hours at Taverna La Fenice are Tuesday to Sunday for lunch, from 12h to 15h, and for dinner, from 19h to 23h.

Useful information:

  • Price range: It has a medium to high price range. With an average price per plate of 29€.
  • Schedule: From 12h to 23h.
  • Recommended dish: Veal with dragon sauce on potatoes.
  • Address: Campiello Fenice 1939, 30124 Venice.
  • Distance from St. Mark's Basilica: 7 minutes according to Google Maps.

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8. Osteria N.1

Risotto with seafood at Osteria N.1| ©mauroantonino
Risotto with seafood at Osteria N.1| ©mauroantonino

Osteria N.1 is a quiet little corner, almost hidden in the San Marco neighborhood and only three minutes away from the Basilica; it is ideal for a relaxing family lunch after touring the beautiful monument. The restaurant's gastronomic offerings include traditional Venetian and Italian food, pizza and delicious pastas at an affordable price. Osteria N.1 has a beautiful patio with tables perfect for an outdoor lunch.

Useful Information:

  • Price range: mid-price range the price per plate will cost about 17€ on average.
  • Hours: Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 12h to 16,30h and from 7,30 to 23,30. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday only from 7.30 am to 11.30 pm. Closed on Wednesdays.
  • Recommended dish: Seafood Risotto
  • Address: San Marco 598, 30124 Venice.
  • Distance from St. Mark's Basilica: 3 minutes according to Google Maps.

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9. Ristorante Al Theatro

Spaghetti at Ristorante Al Theatro| ©pro_nice_holidays
Spaghetti at Ristorante Al Theatro| ©pro_nice_holidays

Defined as a space for creative and experimental cuisine, Ristorante Al Theatro 's gastronomic offerings include a variety of Italian dishes, seafood and rich Venetian pizza. The restaurant has a nice outdoor seating area and a delicious dessert offer. If you are on vacation for several days in Venice, even if you don't make it to Al Theatro at lunchtime, consider stopping by a café and trying some of their desserts; from traditional buranelli to Venetian macarons, they are all delicious!

Useful information:

  • Price Range: This establishment is mid-price range with an estimated cost of 23€ per plate.
  • Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 12h to 15h and in the evening from 19h to 22h.
  • Recommended dish: Spaghetti with Clams.
  • Address: Campo San Fantin 1916, 30124 Venice.
  • Distance from St. Mark's Basilica: 7 minutes according to Google Maps.

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10. Rossopomodoro

Gnocchi at Rossopomodoro| ©Shaen F
Gnocchi at Rossopomodoro| ©Shaen F

The Neapolitan restaurant Rossopomodoro is one of the ideal places to have lunch near St. Mark's, its gastronomic offer is characterized by delicious Neapolitan food at excellent prices. It is ideal if you are traveling to Venice with children and they are especially picky eaters. Rossopomodoro operates on a rolling schedule from 10am to midnight.

Useful information:

  • Price range: It has a medium to affordable price range.
  • Hours: From 11 am to 11.30 pm. Every day.
  • Recommended dish: Baked potato gnocchi sorrentina.
  • Address: Calle Larga S. Marco, 404, 30124 Venice.
  • Distance from St. Mark's Basilica: 2 minutes

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11. Osteria Ae Sconte

Exterior of Osteria Ae Sconte| ©Polo M
Exterior of Osteria Ae Sconte| ©Polo M

Located in a small Venetian square in the Castello neighborhood, this unique space seems to be a hidden and secret corner, hence its name "sconte". Osteria Ae Sconte 's gastronomic offerings include a variety of Italian-Venetian food; it has an outdoor seating area making it ideal for going in groups of friends and family.

Useful Information:

  • Price range: medium to affordable, average price per plate is 21€.
  • Opening hours: Monday to Sunday, from 11:30 am to 11:00 pm
  • Recommended dish: The ravioli stuffed with prawns.
  • Address: Corte Perini - S. Lio Castello 5533, 30122 Venice
  • Distance from St. Mark's Basilica: 5 minutes according to Google Maps

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12. Osteria Oliva Nera

Dining at Osteria Oliva Nera| ©jblmdmba
Dining at Osteria Oliva Nera| ©jblmdmba

Characterized by an intimate and familiar atmosphere, the Oliva Nera restaurant is a favorite of tourists and locals alike. Its gastronomic offer is characterized by offering traditional Venetian food, it may be one of the best places to try the typical Venetian risotto (Risi e bisi). It has an outdoor table area quite comfortable and pleasant, the establishment provides its services. Be aware that Osteria Oliva Nera does not work on Wednesdays.

Useful information:

  • Price range: It has a medium to high price range.
  • Opening hours: From 12:00 to 14:00 and from 18:30 to 22:00 for dinner. They do not work on Wednesdays.
  • Recommended dish: Homemade lasagna with black olives.
  • Address: Castello 3417/3447, 30122 Venice.
  • Distance from St. Mark's Basilica: 8 minutes according to Google Maps.

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13. Conca d'Oro

Inside Conca d'Oro| ©fox505
Inside Conca d'Oro| ©fox505

Pizzeria Trattoria Conca D'Oro is a fantastic place to visit with friends or family and share various options from the menu. The gastronomic offer, in addition to delicious pizzas, includes vegetarian and vegan alternatives. Outside Conca d'Oro several tables have been set up that during the evening offer an intimate and romantic atmosphere that is quite special. works during regular hours.

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  • Price range: It has a medium price range with an approximate price per plate of 18€.
  • Hours: From 11 am to 11.30 pm.
  • Recommended dish: Sicilian meatballs.
  • Address: Castello 4338, 30122 Venice
  • Distance from St. Mark's Basilica: 3 minutes according to Google Maps

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14. Ristorante Ai Barbacani

Pasta at Ristorante Ai Barbacani| ©Giovanni P
Pasta at Ristorante Ai Barbacani| ©Giovanni P

Located in the Castilian neighborhood just 6 minutes from the Basilica you will find an establishment whose interiors and decorations seem suspended in time. A place you must visit if you have a demanding palate and want to enjoy a fantastic lunch or dinner; its gastronomic offer includes Venetian food in a variety of dishes. Although the food is delicious, the most enjoyable part of Ristorante Ai Barbacani is undoubtedly the view of the Rio del Mondo Novo. When you make your reservation ask if they have a table available with a view of the canal.

Useful information:

  • Price range: Mid to high range, with an average of 26€ per dish.
  • Hours: From 11 am to 11 pm.
  • Recommended dish: Homemade ravioli pasta with salmon.
  • Address: Calle del Paradiso 5746, 30122 Venice
  • Distance from St. Mark's Basilica: 6 minutes according to Google Maps

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15.Osteria Doge Morosini

Entrance of Osteria Doge Morosini| ©mhatz
Entrance of Osteria Doge Morosini| ©mhatz

The interior and exterior decoration of the Osteria Doge Morosini makes a visit to the establishment worthwhile. Combining rustic Italian style with hints of modern architecture the resulting space is suitable for an elegant family dinner or an important business lunch. Doge Morosini 's hours contemplate service during regular business hours, its doors are open Monday through Sunday from 11am to midnight.

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  • Price range: It has a medium price range, with a price per plate over 23€.
  • Opening hours: From 10am until midnight.
  • Recommended dish: Black noodles with busera.
  • Address: Campo Santo Stefano, 2958, 30124 Venice.
  • Distance from St. Mark's Basilica: 11 minutes according to Google Maps.

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