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The Best Venice Restaurants with a View

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The Best Venice Restaurants with a View

Planning on a romantic mini-break in Venice? Then here is our mini-guide, perfect for those looking for romantic restaurants for a dinner for two in Venice, or simply for enjoying the beauty of the lagoon landscape.
06 December, 2022

Venice is the city of art, a unique place in the world that deserves to be visited at least once in a lifetime. But what are the best restaurants with a view in Venice?

Here is our mini-guide, perfect for those looking for romantic restaurants in Venice where you can spend a romantic dinner for two, or simply enjoy the beauty of the lagoon landscape.

Among the restaurants with a view that we recommend in Venice, you will find the gastronomic offerings of historic five-star hotels, but also the latest generation of venues, which ably win over their guests, whether it's with their typical and traditional dishes, the breathtaking cityscape of canals, or the historic residences and picturesque corners of this stunning city.

Check out our recommendations on the map below.

Lineadombra

Among the restaurants in Venice with a view, Lineadombra is undoubtedly a reference point in the Punta della Dogana area. It comes complete with a romantic terrace overlooking Giudecca island, where you can savour refined and creative fish dishes. It also offers one of the best views of the lagoon city, for a special dinner with a charming vista of Venice.

Club del Doge - Gritti Terrace

An elegant breakfast table, waterside, at Club del Doge

Photo:@thegrittipalace

Here is another unmissable restaurant with a terrace in Venice, which is also one of the most popular in the summer. La terrazza of the Gritti Hotel, is the open space of the Club del Doge, a gastronomic oasis directed by executive chef Daniele Turkish. Among the unmissable signature dishes is the Hemingway risotto with scamp, a creation that reflects the philosophy of the menu, based on refined combinations of flavour and intriguing play of textures, which let the flavours emerge, without ever covering them. The Gritti Terrace is open from April to October.

Osteria al Museo

Venice is not just the lagoon and canals. Among the romantic restaurants in Venice with a view, we also highlight Osteria al Museo, overlooking the only square in Burano, Piazza Galuppi. Here you can eat while admiring the characteristic coloured houses and picturesque corners that have made the lagoon island famous all over the world. The dishes range from creamed cod and bigoli in sauce, to cuttlefish and black spaghetti with clams.

Cip's Club

Tables with white tableclothes on the outdoor terrace at Cip's Club

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Those looking for the best restaurant with a view in Venice cannot fail to consider the legendary Cip's Club, on Giudecca island. This is the most informal gastronomic space in the Hotel Belmond Cipriani, where you can taste the classics of the house (starting from the famous carpaccio with Cipriani sauce), with a privileged view over San Marco and the lagoon city.

Antinoo's Lounge & Restaurant

A breakfast table overlooking the canal on the outdoor terrace at l’Antinoo’s Lounge & Restaurant

Photo: @sinacenturionpalace

Another view not to be missed can be found at Antinoo's Lounge & Restaurant, in the Sina Centurion Palace. Here you can eat overlooking the Grand Canal, admiring a panorama that seems to have come out of a painting. The chef, of Apulian origin, Giancarlo Bellino, offers dishes that balances the flavours of the lagoon with those of the Mediterranean.

Terrazza Danieli

A glass of sparkling wine being poured at an outdoor table at Terrazza Danieli,

Photo: @hoteldanieli

A must for anyone looking for a restaurant with a terrace in Venice. The famous Terrazza Danieli, located on the top floor of the legendary Palazzo Danieli Excelsior, is an elegant space overlooking the city, where you can savour typical Venetian dishes. In the kitchen, executive chef Alberto Fol interprets local products and recipes.

Grand Canal

a close up of cocktails with a backdrop of the Grand Canal, Venice

Photo: @grand.canal

Inside Hotel Monaco, there is the Grand Canal - the restaurant, not the waterway - which boasts one of the finest views in Venice, which is not to be missed. Unsurprisingly, its outdoor terrace overlooks the Grand Canal, with a sweeping view of the San Marco basin and Punta Punta della Dogana. The panoramic view is accompanied by the traditional dishes of chef Sandro Traini.

Algiubagiò

a close up of a fine dining dish at Algiubagiò

Photo:@algiubagio

Algiubagiò is also a must when it comes to stunning views of Venice. Chef Daniele Zennaro has been in charge here for more than a year, offering creative dishes faithful to local flavours, from ricotta and spinach gnocchi with sea urchins, cashews and plums with thyme, to yellow grouper skewers with kefir lime and puff pastry, panzanella and cucumber sauce. Here you can dine on the terrace, with a view of the island of San Michele.

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