The floating city of Venice has six sestieri, or neighborhoods, spread out over its outlying islands. Cannaregio is the most northern of these neighborhoods, and one of the most culturally interesting parts of the city. It’s far away from the more popular, more touristy areas, but it has that small town charm that makes it one of the coolest places to visit in Venice.
Our favorite dish: Pappardelle with Mushrooms.
This place specializes in classic Venetian cuisine with a modern twist that’s sure to make it stand out from other places you might find in the floating city. There’s an interior with plenty of cozy seating for you and your friends to sit down and dine on some classic Venetian tapas, or cichetti, along with some great wine. It looks out onto the canal for a great view, especially at sunset.
Our favorite dish: Paccheri With Oxtail Ragu’, Raisins, Pine Nuts And Cacao Powder
Cantina Azienda Agricola
Don’t worry if you have trouble finding this place. It’s tucked away on a closed-in corner right down the Rio Tera Faresetti. And if you don’t know what you’re looking for, you might very well not find it. What you’ll find here (if you can even find the restaurant) is some of the best food you can find, if you’re looking for classic Venetian dishes. They have a really wide range, and it’s worth ordering as much as you can feasibly fit in your stomach. Along with that, they make a great Venetian spritz here, a drink deeply seeded in the local tradition.
Our favorite dish: Truffle Mortadella
With that, we’ll end our exploration of the Cannaregio neighborhood. If you’d like to explore this vibrant place, definitely check out our Hidden Canals Tour, which takes you to many secret gardens and canals that weave through the neighborhood. We’ll see you there!