Cannareggio is one of the most happening areas in Venice for food. Locating them can be difficult, so we have picked the brain of our top, local guides in Venice to create a list of the Best Restaurants in Cannaregio. Below are the places they have recommended.
10 Best Restaurants To Eat And Drink in Cannaregio, Venice
Cannaregio is a happening part of Venice, known for its eateries of every type. The good thing is that you can find many spots that are not flooded by tourists because Cannaregio is not on the main radar.
Since nobody likes tourist traps ( myself included) we have asked our local Venetian guides to put together a list of their favorite places when they are in this part of town. We hope it helps you take the guesswork out of your decision and focus on enjoying your vacation. Buon Appetito!
€ | Crepes | Hole in the wall
Most people associate crepes with a sweet dessert after a meal. And they wouldn’t be wrong. However it is also possible to get savory crepes and Cocaeta is the best in the business!
You have to be careful or you might walk right past it, although the line should be a good indicator. Once inside, the owner is a one-man show and super friendly. You can tell that he is super passionate about what he does. Pop in for a snack or a hearty crepe that will keep you full for hours.
Hours: 12 PM – 4 PM, 6 PM-9 PM. Closed Thursdays
Cantina Azienda Agricole
€ | Cichetti | Snack & Drink time
There are two words that are very important to learn when visiting Venice – cicchetti and bacari. The word cicchetti comes from Venetian dialect, meaning “a small savory snack”. They are served at various little ‘bacari’ (local wine bars) and come in many delicious varieties. The tradition of going to bacari goes back to at least the 1300’s. As time went on and the city got bigger, the number of bacari multiplied as more and more people desired wine.
After walking around this neighborhood for a while and you feel the need for a snack and a drink, I highly recommend you stop in. This is also one of the stops on our Cannaregio Food Tour.
Hours: 10 PM – 2 PM, 5 PM-10 PM. Open every day
Trattoria Ca’ Dolfin
€€ | Home-cooking | Family style
This little gem welcomes tourists and locals alike. There ingredients are super fresh and they specialize in seafood. I highly recommend the Spaghetti alle vongole ( clams). You won’t regret it.
Address: Cannaregio, 5903, 30100 Venezia
Hours: 12 PM – 10:30 PM Daily
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€€ | Modern | Local Flavors
El Magazen identifies itself as a Ristobacaro which is a combination of Ristorante ( restaurant) and Bacaro ( typical Venetian bar). Therefore they have combined the two to create something delicious.
When you walk in, you will notice the modern style as opposed to many old-school places in Cannareggio. Feel free to pop in just for a glass of wine and some snacks or have a sit-down meal and eat and drink the night away.
Hours: 11 AM – 10 PM | 11 AM – 4 PM Thursday and Sunday
Osteria ai Promessi Sposi
€€ | Cool Name | Meat and Fish
The name of the restaurants translates literally as – Restaurant to the Betrothed. When I was there I never saw anyone proposing, but I assume it does happen there.
Osteria is the name given to a place that historically was very laid back, without the pomp of a restaurant, just good ol’ food. And true to form, that is what you will find here. No excessive flavors or anything over the top, so just sit back enjoy this restaurant which is a favorite of locals.
Address: Calle dell’Oca, 4367, 30121 Venezia
Hours: 11:30 AM – 3 PM | 11:30 AM- 6:30 PM Saturdays and Sundays
€€ | Aperitivo | Steakhouse
Have you ever walked up to a bar and saw lots of people hanging out without a care in the world? That’s what you will find when you go to Al Timon. The establishment is on a canal and they have boats out front so that you can sit on them and have a chat with your friend.
Therefore you have two options when you come here. You can grab some snacks and a glass of wine and head outside, sit on a boat, and enjoy the super chill atmosphere. If you are hungry, then you can head inside and have a sit-down meal. I highly recommend the steak here. Enjoy!
Hours: 11 AM- 6 PM. Open every day
€€ | Family run | Outdoor Dining
A trattoria is a typical family-run restaurant. It is no-frills home cooking without a complex menu and Trattoria Misericordia is no different. Coming to a place like this brings you back in time when things were more simple. You can enjoy your meal inside, dine in their interior garden, or opt to sit outside and dine along the canal.
Overall the menu is seafood-based, like most typical establishments in Venice. From the starters to main courses the menu is varied enough to find something for everyone in your group. TAke a relaxing deep breath and go back in time to enjoy a great meal.
Hours: 11 AM- 11 PM. Open every day
Osteria al Cicheto
€-€€ | Intimate | On the go or sit down
Cicheto is a Venetian word that means snacks. The closest thing to compare it with would be a kind of tapas, but whatever you do, do not call them tapas or else you will see the rage of the locals!
This popular Osteria gives you both options to either have a Cicheto at the bar with a glass of wine or sit down for a more serious meal. Order both pasta and meat dishes of traditional Venetian recipes.
Hours: 10:30 AM- 5:30 PM. Closed on Sundays
€€€- Refined Cuisine- Seafood
The first thing you will notice are their fresh ingredients. They try as much much as possible to source locally grown food around the area.
When you come here to eat, you eat fish. Prices are higher than many of the other selections on this page, but the quality to price ratio is very good. Come and eat here and you will see that I was right!
Hours: 12:30 PM- 2:30 PM, 7 PM-10 PM Closed on Wednesdays
Osteria l’Orto dei Mori
€€€ | Artistic | Outdoor Seating
As you walk into the restaurant you will be shocked with the quirky artwork surrounding you on all sides. It creates this modern, eccentric flair that is definitely different for Venetian standards and at the same time is not over the top.
The menu varies from typical seafood to meat dishes like duck and steak. Therefore there is something for everyone as you spend a fun night here. There is also outdoor seating by candlelight for the romantic types.
Address: Campo dei Mori, 3386, 30121 Venezia
Hours: 12:30 PM- 2:30 PM, 7 PM- Midnight Closed on Tuesdays