1. Osteria Campo Santa Marina
Osteria Campo Santa Marina started as a humble sandwich shop. Today, it is one of the city’s most creative dining experiences. Chef Agostino Doria spent the last 30 years honing in on his menu, attempting to pay homage to traditional Venetian recipes while elevating them to a form of art. During the warmer months, expect a good amount of outdoor seating but don’t be surprised as people opt to stay inside, where the atmosphere is cozy, warmly lit and always bustling. In terms of menu, the eatery specialises in raw fish (think scallops carpaccio with shavings of smoked goose foie gras and sweet white wine jelly), but the house-made pastas are expectedly excellent as well (try the black tagliolini with cuttlefish ink sauce and citrus-flavoured bread). You might want to entrust your palate to the chef completely, ordering the tasting menu to get a comprehensive sense of the restaurant’s lagoon fare.