This unpretentious family-owned osteria enoteca is one of the best dining experiences in Venice, with a menu that changes daily according to what’s available at the market (no fish is served on Mondays, when the fish market is closed). Grab a table by the canal and feast on octopus salad, swordfish steak, and an amazing buttery beef cheek with corn polenta, or opt for one of the wonderful pastas (such as fettuccine with spidercrab). The tiramisu and chocolate torte are standouts for dessert. Something that’s likely to stay with you in addition to the food is the impeccable service, with waitstaff happy to guide you through the menu and offer brilliant suggestions for wine pairing.