Venice’s Best Kept Secret: Bistrot de Venise

Bistrot de Venise is an intimate 5-star restaurant and social haven at the heart of Venice. Located a few steps from Saint Mark’s Square and from the Rialto Bridge, it is one of the best Restaurants in Italy. Well known for the menus – an extensive taste of the history of Venetian Cuisine, from its noble origin to the present time.

It embraces authenticity and is true to its tradition. Classic Venetian recipes passed on from generation to another; keeping the integrity to perfection. The cellar and sommelier also hold a rather large variety of carefully selected wines from the Veneto Region of Italy.

A team of well-trained and dynamic sommeliers are constantly involved in the research and development of the Wine List of Bistrot de Venise (more than 600 labels). Finding out unknown producers and introducing rare varieties to their guests are part of the mission that the staff here take very seriously.

A wide selection of wine and the best Italian olive oil are some of the few sensory secrets that Bistrot de Venise has to offer. Let me speak from experience, hands down, absolutely memorable.

For private events, family celebrations, weddings, business meetings, the restaurant also offers a unique and exclusive location, enter, Residenza Bistrot de Venise that can cater to 6 – 18 guests max.

A magnificent living room in an 18th-century Venetian style interior, overlooking the canal with serenading gondoliers, baroque music, and balconies that’s taken right off the pages of a fairy tale. The atmosphere is superb, and yes, the locals frequent this place. Bistrot hosts events all year, be sure to ask them if you’re interested in getting involved with the local social scene.

I highly recommend the fried zucchini flowers for starters, their seafood selection for your second course will melt in your mouth like butter and honey. Red tuna pasta for your first, you can thank me later!

When at the restaurant, the Chef, Maître and sommeliers will be at your service.


Only the best,

Lucas Raven