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The Michelin-starred restaurants in Venice: how to choose the best one

Choosing to dine in one of the Michelin-starred restaurants in Venice is an experience to savor at least once in your life. The vivid colors of the food will light up your eyes, your nose will be filled with scents, the glasses will clink, and your fingers will break the warm bread. Later, your fork will reach your mouth, and an explosion of sensations will invade you.

In this article, we have collected all the restaurants in the historic center of Venice rated in the famous gourmet Michelin guide.

The starred-restaurants of Venice: from San Polo to Santa Croce

RISTORANTE GLAM

RISTORANTE GLAM is housed inside stunning Palazzo Venart: its entrance is truly a corner of paradise. The magnolia trees and a breathtaking view of the Grand Canal welcomes guests in a journey of gastronomic discovery.

The multi-starred chef Enrico Bartolini will delight your palate with his very creative cuisine, using fresh seasonal products, with particular emphasis on fish specialties, chosen daily from the Rialto fish market.

An enchanting outdoor garden in summer, or an elegant room decorated with original 16th century frescoes in winter, will be the background for a memorable dinner prepared by skilled hands, and combined with the best Italian wines.

Calle Tron, 1961 – Santa Croce

OSTERIA DA FIORE

The stylish environment and the interesting gastronomic proposal make OSTERIA DA FIORE one of the most famous restaurants in Venice. After 35 years of intense activity, Mrs. Mara and her husband Maurizio have made a small Venetian hosteria into a must-visit for the most demanding foodies.

The chef skillfully combines tradition and innovation, reinterpreting old Venetian classics in a contemporary manner. Fish, the great protagonist of the menu, is served with fresh seasonal products, and the result is a balance of aromas and flavors that is hard to forget.

San Polo, 2002

The starred-restaurants of St. Mark’s sestiere

RISTORANTE QUADRI

Entering the famous RISTORANTE QUADRI is a unique experience to enjoy – this Michelin starred restaurant finds is located on the noble floor of the Procuratie VecchieSt. Mark’s Square, and welcomes every guest with grace and delicacy.

Chef Max Alajmo and his team personally select each ingredient that makes up a rather eclectic menu, capable of conveying the true taste of the lagoon and Italian culinary tradition. If you are a wine lover, you can choose from over 700 labels – you can browse a digital wine list, where you can see the area of origin, grape variety and price of all wines.

Piazza San Marco, 121

RISTORANTE IL RIDOTTO

RISTORANTE IL RIDOTTO is small and welcoming, and its name refers to a small, old Venetian theater. The passion of chef Gianni Bonaccorsi and his son Nicolò is reflected daily in the dishes served to the guests seated in just 9 tables.

High quality products make up a menu featuring products from the land and sea where Venetian tradition blends with the flavors of other countries. Behind the Doge’s Palace, this gourmet restaurant will tantalize you in a succession of unforgettable combinations of flavours and colours.

Campo SS. Filippo e Giacomo, 4509

RISTORANTE MET

RISTORANTE MET can be found inside the famous Hotel Metropole along Riva degli Schiavoni, really close to St. Mark’s Square. The talent of passionate chef Luca Veritti found fertile ground to grow in Venice, and the results of his hard work are clearly visible on the menu.

Preferring low-temperature cooking methods to preserve flavours, the restaurant kitchen is characterized by fantasy and creativity. The fashion-loving side of gastronomy finds space in the Rose Room, where you can enjoy a special menu created – dishes enriched with berries and flowers, accompanied by perfectly-paired wines and cocktails.

Riva degli Schiavoni, 4149

The starred-restaurants on Giudecca island

RISTORANTE ORO

If you are curious to discover Giudecca island, and you would like to end your day trip with a divine culinary experience, RISTORANTE ORO is the place to go. Historic Hotel Cipriani welcomes its guests in a room with gold-coloured walls: from there, you’ll be able to enjoy breathtaking views over St. Mark’s Square and the Doge’s Palace.

Multi-starred chef Davide Bisetto creates and destroys his menu adapting it to every type of occasion. He combines Venetian products with strong and unconventional tastes. The result is an explosion of pure and precise flavors, where the exquisite presentation of each dish is carefully designed to the smallest detail.