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ABOVE: Pizza may not be traditional Venetian cuisine, but it's a bargain for tourists on a budget.

Venice Food Articles and Restaurant Reviews
A collection of articles on dining in Venice, along with reviews that give prices and street directions.

Gelato in Venice
Italy's version of ice cream may be the best gastronomic bargain in Venice. Read my gelato-buying tips and mini-reviews of famous or favorite gelaterie.

Chow! Venice
Book review: Shannon Essa and Ruth Edenbaum have written a lively, informative guide to scores of Venetian restaurants and bars. The book also includes tips on how, when, and what to eat in Venice.

Caf� Life Venice
Book review: This "Guidebook to the Caf�s and Bacari of La Serenissima" may be the best new Venice book of 2008. It's also an irresistible gift for Venetophiles.

Antico Martini
This highly regarded 257-year-old restaurant has expanded its bilingual site to include menus, recipes, photos, history, a hotel map of the Piazza San Marco area, and special promotions for Internet users.

Le Bistrot de Venise
Chef Ivano Frezza offers two menus: "Venetian classic cuisine from popular local traditions" and historic Venetian cuisine from the 14th Century. You can read the menus and book a table online.

Caff� Florian
The Piazza San Marco's most elegant caf� has served the cognoscenti since 1720. The prices are breathtaking, but where else can you share a dining room with the ghosts of Casanova and Balzac?

Osterie e Dintorni
This guide uses an interactive map and an alphabetical index to help you find traditional Venetian bars (some of which are also restaurants).

Philip Greenspun: Venice Restaurants
Greenspun's comment that "Venice is famous for bad restaurants" is just plain silly, but his mini-reviews are useful for upscale travelers.

S. Aponal, Sole e Luna
The first of these restaurants is in San Polo, near the S. Silvestro vaporetto stop; the second is on the Zattere, overlooking the Giudecca Canal. (Note: This page can be very slow to load.)

VeniceBanana: Food and Drink
If you're looking for a specific restaurant, this list of addresses and the nearest vaporetto stations will be useful. Don't miss the list of gelato parlors.

Venetian Pub Crawl Dinner
Travel writer and tour organizer Rick Steves describes an inexpensive six-course "stand-up progressive dinner" in local bars and gelato parlors.

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