Traditional Venetian cuisine cooked up by a young Sicilian chef, so expect some subtle differences to the usual flavors and dishes. Everything on the relatively small menu is exceptional—the baccalà (salted cod) especially so—and the setting next to a small canal is enhanced by candlelight at night. This place can get very busy—the waiters are normally friendly, but be warned, expect brusque treatment if you turn up late or early for a reservation. Don’t be confused: The restaurant prefers to serve dinner, broadly, within two seatings, one early (7–9pm) and one late, so that’s why waiters will be reluctant to serve those that arrive early for the second sitting—even if there’s a table available, you’ll be given water and just told to wait.
L’Orto dei Mori
Campo dei Mori 3386
Our Rating Neighborhood In Cannaregio Hours Wed–Mon 12:30–3:30pm and 7–midnight, usually in 2 seatings (July–Aug closed for lunch Mon–Fri) Transportation Vaporetto: Madonna dell’Orto (walk through the campo to the canal and turn right; take the 1st bridge to your left, walk down the street and turn left at the canal onto Fondamenta dei Mori; go straight until you hit Campo dei Mori) Phone 041-5243677 Prices Main courses 19€–25€ Cuisine Type Venetian Web site L’Orto dei Mori Other Reservations recommended.