The Venetian Bacari
Bacari, or small Venetian restaurants, offer great charm and rich tradition, and serve snacks called cicchetti; traditionally they are to be consumed with a glass of wine around cocktail hour, before lunch or dinner.
A 'round of bacari' or a spritz accompanied by a cicchetto are undoubtedly an integral part of a complete Venetian experience. Some bacari can not be missed; they are located in various areas of the city, and draw a path of Venetian tastes.
In Ruga Rialto you will find Do Mori: imagination at the service of Venetian traditions, with a range of freshly prepared or fried cicchetti, to be enjoyed with a glass of wine or a spritz.
From Do Mori, heading towards Campo San Giacometto is Bancogiro, a small bacari near the Rialto Bridge, in the picturesque Venice of every day, where you can sample - among others - cod fish and crostini with a wide choice of cured meats.
After crossing the Rialto Bridge, heading towards Campo San Bartolomeo, you can find Alla Botte...where the cicchetti enjoy an excellent reputation.
Finally, for the last stop we recommend Osteria Ca' D'Oro in Strada Nuova, better known as Alla Vedova. Here you can taste typical Venetian dishes such as castraure - small lagoon artichokes - salt cod with polenta, folpetti - small stewed octopus or salad - and, not to be missed, the meatballs, a real institution in Venice.