Fresh, creative, and absolutely scrumptious Venetian food served right alongside a serene canal in a lively—but not touristy—area. Plenty of locals eat here, enticed by the beautifully executed seafood; monkfish, sea bass, scampi, turbot, mackerel, tuna and lots of cod. Top choices include their lightly grilled scampi (massive prawns sliced down the middle), and their “spaghetti noir”, an interpretation of that Venetian classic, spaghetti with cuttlefish ink, but for a real treat order the grilled duck, a rich, sumptuous dish served with seasonal vegetables. Note that there are only 35 seats along the canal, so to watch that gorgeous summer sunset, reservations are a must.
Fondamenta della Misericordia 2553
Our Rating Neighborhood In Cannaregio Hours Tues–Sun 11am–3pm and 6–10pm Transportation Vaporetto: San Marcuola (walk behind the church at the stop, then go straight for 5 blocks to the 1st bridge; cross and turn right on Misericordia) Phone 041-5244379 Prices Main courses 18€–32€ Cuisine Type Seafood/Venetian Web site Da Rioba Other Reservations highly recommended.