Comfort Hotel Diana
San Marco-Calle Specchieri 449
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Bars & Cafes
Walking through Calle Larga Larga San Marco the aromas of virgin olive oil will beckon you inside this gorgeous restaurant called Birreria Pedavena. Named after the famous beer from the Province of Belluno, this restaurant does justice to its name. The place has an impressive number of domestic and international beers on tap thereby offering something for every taste. The place is a heaven if you wish to indulge into authentic Venetian food at reasonable costs. Their must-try dishes are Selezione di Formaggi and Piatto di Affettati Misti which complement perfectly with drinks, Risotto di Pesce, Insalata di Mare and Spaghetti alla Scogliera are perfect as main dishes. The restaurant is warm and very welcoming; perfect for an evening meal with friends.
Tucked away in Calle Larga San Marco is a bar that can satiate your hunger after a long day of shopping in the city center. Bar Al Campanile has been delighting locals as well as tourists with its delicious wraps, rolls, sandwiches and refreshing coffee. This place is a gem for those who are fans of street food. Although a bit small in size they do have some seats available inside the bar but you can always take-out your order and enjoy it while exploring the city. The place is clean and portions served are generous enough to fill you for a good look around San Marco.
If you wish to treat yourself to a lovely brunch in a sophisticated ambiance head to Caffè Florian. Opened in 1720 this quaint cafe has a long history of entertaining arts, culture and its adherents. It is easy to find, as it is located in the middle of the piazza, underneath the Museo Correr and the Museo Archeologico. More refined than other cafes; summer sees outside tables and live music; the interior decor here is sumptuous and delicate with utmost attention paid to graceful furnishings. Even their crockery is tasteful and refined. The cafe is known for their hearty brunches, coffee and of course delicious cakes. Here, food comes on your table looking like a piece of art. Taste the best Sacher Torte in the city: a legacy of the Austrian occupation.
It is indeed a pity if one visits Venice and doesn't get a chance to relish “gelato” or “Italian ice cream.” La Boutique del Gelato is a good eatery if you want to taste gelato in various flavors at inexpensive rates. Guests can relish thick and creamy gelato in flavors such as peanut, grapefruit, strawberry, pistachio, coconut and dark chocolate. However, the flavors vary with season so you can have only preparations made from fresh fruits leading to high quality of the ice creams. Whether you desire a simple vanilla ice cream garnished with nutella or a lavish peach sorbet preparation, their desserts are sure to delight both your palate and a parched throat. This hidden gem ice cream parlor is highly popular with both tourists and locals; so be patient to wait in a long queue before laying your hands on their delicious ice creams.
Is hard to get tired of the Venetian fare but still if your palate craves for change when in Venice, Devils Forest Pub has got everything covered for you. Located at Calle Stagneri, this English pub is a welcome break for those looking to gorge on meaty burgers and chilled beer. The atmosphere here is very lively; their bartenders are super friendly and hilarious, American as well as English football dominates the TV screen and playful paraphernalia ups the fun element. If you wish to catch on an important game while touring the historic city of Venice, Devils Forest Pub will not disappoint you.
Inishark is an Irish pub in Venice. This affable bar is also pet-friendly and a popular sports bar in town. It features a great selection of Irish ciders, beers, whiskeys as well as international drinks. Take a sip of Kilkenny Cream, Guinness, Nastro Azzurro, Spritz or Bellini and snack on yummy sandwiches or other tasty tidbits. Catch a game live on their huge screens ranging from national to international sporting events.
L' Olandese Volante is charming for its outdoor seating in the square Campo San Lio, surrounded by old-styled Venetian houses. The interiors boast of dark wooden accents, windows made of beautiful stained glass and model ships. This bar is frequented by a vibrant crowd who come to listen to its jazz beats, socialize and sip a few glasses of local wine. Though primarily attracting students and youth, it is also visited by older citizens and tourists, who come here to unwind after a long and tiring day. The menu includes seafood dishes and pastas like Penne Arrabiata, complemented by wine such as Cabernet Franc and Pinot Grigio.
Famous all around the globe, the name Hard Rock Cafe is an epitome of everything that is American. This successful cafe chain has locations around the world but very few would be lucky enough to enjoy a location as beautiful as the one at Bacino Orseolo. Over looking gondolas coming in and going out of the neighboring canal; the Hard Rock Cafe gives you America with a romantic touch of Venice. The cafe is a bit small inside but has comfortable seating spaces and some seating is also available on an elevated floor. Surrounded by rock memorabilia, this is a must-visit place for fans of rock music and connoisseurs of delicious burgers. Enjoy carefully-crafted cocktails, freshly-poured beers and then step out and go for a gondola ride, it is all possible here at Hard Rock Cafe at Bacino Orseolo.
This coffeehouse is situated right in the heart of Piazza San Marco and began operations in 1750. It is one of the three most historical eating places in the city, the other two being Quadri and Florian, and all three date back to at least 200 years. It boasts of a magical ambiance infused with historic elements and has hosted some of the most famous violinists and other musicians. It has always attracted celebrities from royalty and film personalities to accomplished authors, composers and academics. Today, it serves as a lavish place for socializing in Venice and is frequented by connoisseurs of good food, beverages and music.
This pizzeria is large and comfortable and its rooms are elegantly decorated. There are tables outside, which are always full of customers, including many tourists. The atmosphere at the Ristorante Pizzeria Conca D'Oro is reminiscent of comfort and the fare served here is absolutely delicious. There is a wide range of pizzas to choose from as well as traditional dishes like fish, risotto, antipasti and desserts. Drinks include several types of beer and good local wines. Service is polite,but, could be faster. Come here when your stomach is clamoring for a tasty treat at a moderate price.
The American Bar Mirrors is another successful and well loved bar at The San Clemente Palace. The American Bar Mirrors play of lights and mirrors creates a charming atmosphere full of magic. With an interesting decor, one can enjoy a variety of drinks, cocktails, coffee or tea in the cozy and welcoming ambiance of this place. During the summer, the American Bar Mirrors offers the possibility to taste its delicious cocktails aboard Laguna, and you can enjoy the fresh air and beautiful view of Venice. So cozy yourself up on one of the comfy chairs and enjoy your experience at the great place.
Black-Jack is a warm, welcoming and friendly bar. It's a bit tiny but the lively atmosphere, and friendly staff and co-patrons makes it worth a visit. At Black-Jack, spend your evenings tasting wines from northern Italy or refresh yourself with Spritz along with delicious local-style tapas like baccalà, sarde in saor, etc. Frequent this place several times a day, the owner will only be enthusiastic to serve you.