Classy but laid-back Venetian trattoria (not to be confused with the posher osteria with the same name), with 2 cozy little rooms and 11 tables. The menu features typical Venetian dishes like squid ink pasta, but the specials here are the most fun, with moeche (local soft-shell crab) a particular treat (the two main seasons are Mar–Apr and Oct–Nov). Desserts are another specialty, with all sorts of sugary golosessi on offer, from buranelli to zaletti (cornmeal cookies, typically eaten dipped in sweet wine or chocolate), and an exceptional sgroppino al limone (lemon sherbet). Make sure you visit the associated bar and cicchetteria next door, the Bacaro di Fiore (Wed–Mon 9am–10pm), which has been around since 1871, serving cheap wine and snacks like fried fish, fried vegetables (zucchini, pumpkin flowers, and artichokes), meatballs, grilled cuttlefish, sardines, and crostini with creamed cod.
Calle delle Botteghe 3461, off Campo Santo Stefano
Our Rating Neighborhood Near Piazza San Marco Hours Wed–Mon noon–3pm and 7–10pm Transportation Vaporetto: Accademia (cross bridge to San Marco side and walk straight ahead to Campo Santo Stefano; as you are about to exit the campo at northern end, take a left at Bar/Gelateria Paolin onto Calle delle Botteghe; also close to Sant’Angelo vaporetto stop) Phone 041-5235310 Prices Main courses 16€–26€ Cuisine Type Trattoria/Venetian Web site Da Fiore Other Reservations recommended. Closed 2 weeks in Jan and 2 weeks in Aug.