The oldest cafe in the city and situated on the Piazza San Marco and has been the meeting-place and rendez-vous of artists and poets, writers and politicians.
The prices are very high but it's worth a visit.
Address: Piazza San Marco, tel.: (+39) 41 520 5641 http://www.caffeflorian.com
Only open in the summerseason so that the weather allows you to enjoy your dinner on the huge terraces overlooking Zattere and the boats passing by on the canals. A chance to discover the Giudecca island. Have your lunch here for instance (fine club sandwiches).
Giudecca 773, tel.: (+39) 41 522 4844 http://www.cipriani.com
Right in the historic heart (in a small alley) of Venice you'll find one of the city's most exclusive restaurants. The restaurant is divided into two separate rooms: one decorated in the style of the Orient Express and a very Italian style restaurant at the back. The house drink is Prosecco with fresh strawberry mousse.
Address: Calle dei Specchiieri 468, tel.: (+39) 41 523 2148 http://www.doforni.it
Venetian cuisine based on fish and shellfish. You can eat outsite under the arches, facing the canal near the Santissimi Apostoli bridge. At the Rialto Cà D'oro water-bus stop.
Address: Cannaregio 5597, tel.: (+39) 41 523 7558 http://www.alvagon.com