Many celebrities have enjoyed the old-fashioned atmosphere of this bar. The Bellini (a mixture of white peach juice and sparkling prosecco) was invented here.
Also the carpaccio of beef was invented here for an Italian contessa who was on a diet.
Address: San Marco 1323, tel.: (+39) 41 528 5777 http://www.cipriani.com
Antico Martini Restaurant
Housed in an old historical palace next to the La Fenice Opera House. You can have dinner first and then a drink in the pianobar next door (belonging to the same restaurant). Food: Venetian dishes, seafood. The kitchen is opened till midnight.
Address: Campo San Fantin, tel.: (+39) 41 523 7027 http://www.anticomartini.com
It was the city’s first authentic wine bar. It has a large selection of Italian and imported wines (over 350) available by the glass or by bottle. You also can order lunch or a snack here.
Address: San Marco 2007A, tel.: (+39) 41 241 7688 http://www.vinovino.co.it
Gran Caffe/Ristorante Quadri
The interiour of the restaurant is magnificent; two neo-classical salons with huge mirrors and chandeliers. Try to make reservations for a table at the window, overlooking the Piazza San Marco. The desert 'gelato al forno' (ice-cream, made of amaretto mousse and almonds with lightly baked meringue) is one of their specialities.
Address: San Marco 120, tel.: (+39) 41 528 9299 http://www.quadrivenice.com/