Michelin-starred Da Fiore is considered by many to be Venice's best restaurant. Host Maurizio Martin treats his guests with egalitarian courtesy, while his wife Mara concentrates on getting the food right. Raw fish and seafood is a key feature of the antipasti; primi are equally divided between pasta dishes and a series of faultless risottos. Secondi are all about bringing out the flavour of the fish without smothering it in sauce. It's a good, rather than a superlative, dining experience; but that's Venice for you.