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Dishes You Need to Try in Venice

Italy is abundant in eclectic dishes. No matter where you choose to go throughout the country, you'll get an entirely new dining experience. For instance, when you head towards the lagoon, you'll get to enjoy Venetian cuisine, and if you head towards the shores of the Adriatic Sea, you’ll get to experience traditional seafood dishes.


A dessert in Venice

Of course, upon visiting Venice, you must try some of their most authentic, delicious dishes. So, in case you’re not sure where to begin, here is a list of the most popular delights. 

Spaghetti in Nero di Seppia

This charcoal-colored pasta-looking dish is pieces of squid slow-cooked in tomato sauce. The charcoal color comes from the ink of the squid, which is added after the preparation is complete.


Sarde in Saor

Over a reduced flame, onions are cooked until they become transparent and fragrant. Pine nuts, raisins, and lastly, sardines are then mixed in with the onions to create this delightfully tasty dish. 

Fritto Misto

This divine dish is simply shrimp, fishballs, and calamari, all breaded and deep-fried to perfection. Although many restaurants serve this dish, they all add their own flavors, bread topping, and touches, so don't hesitate to try them all!

Baccala Mantecato

For hours, dried codfish is cooked until the bone is nearly dissolved. It is them creamed with oil to the most impeccable consistency. This makes a great late-night spread for bread and is even better paired with some Venetian wine.

Bigoli in salsa

Onions, anchovies, and fennel seeds are added to the sauce of this magnificent Venetian whole wheat pasta dish. This is one of Venice’s signature cuisines and a must-try!



Overfilled with cream or raisins and candied orange peel, and dipped in sugar, these delectable doughnuts are the perfect mid-day treat.



This snack entails using pieces of bread in the shape of a triangle and filling them with all sorts of delicious foods such as cheese, tomatoes, artichoke, olives, and more. The options are endless!

Moeche Fritte

These small crabs are breaded and fried whole without the shell. You will find this delicacy served at many fancy Venetian restaurants.


Fegato Alla Veneziana

This dish is a Venetian past-time. In fact, it's a past-time for many cultures. It is liver fried up and laid over a bed of slow-cooked onions.



These vibrant colored violet artichokes are picked prematurely then boiled. You won’t even have to peel it, take a bite, and enjoy!


While the sites and history of Venice are what draw most people to the city, the food is certainly worth traveling for! Are you ready to indulge in some authentic and mouth-watering Italian cuisine?


Venice Grand Canal

Venice is calling, and it's not just for its stunning canals and historic charm – the culinary scene is an adventure in itself!

From the flavors of Venetian cuisine to the fresh catch of the Adriatic Sea, every meal is a journey through Italy's rich gastronomic heritage. Whether you're wandering the labyrinthine streets or cruising along the Grand Canal, be sure to indulge in the culinary delights that Venice has to offer. Ready to explore the tastes of Italy? Reach out to Vacations by Andrea today to plan your Venetian getaway and dive into a world of flavors. Let's make your Italian dreams a reality!




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