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Restaurants and bars
The Hotel Cipriani has much in common with a cruise ship at anchor: It's like a floating resort that sits offshore, away from the hustle and bustle of the port, with guests being shuttled to the waterfront by tenders. And, like a luxury cruise vessel, the Cipriani serves up top-quality food and drink so passengers won't become mutinous or bored.
The Poolside Restaurant is open for lunch daily, with awnings to keep guests dry in case of rain. You can order from a menu or browse the buffet. The food is outstanding: During our visit, we had carpaccio in Cipriani sauce, eggplant gnocchi with fresh tomato and basil, moist and flavorful sea bass baked in a crust of sea salt, a delectable sorbetti assortment, and espresso with tiny pastries. Service was efficient without being overbearing.
Cip's Club is an informal pizzeria and grill that serves pizza from a wood-burning oven, Venetian food, the usual wines and spirits, and beer by the glass. Its pontoon terrace has been replaced by a larger terrace built on pilings, so you can enjoy lunch or dinner with a view of the Piazza San Marco. If the weather turns sour, retreat to Cip's indoor quarters bar on the ground floor of the Palazzetto Nani Barbaro.
Other bars include the Piano Bar Gabbiano, the San Giorgio Bar, and the Poolside Bar.
Room service is available 24 hours a day.
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