With its exposed brick walls, mismatched floor tiles and white-paneling ceiling, Paradiso Perduto is shabby without the chic. But that’s okay, because you’re here for the mixed seafood platters, which are served in giant proportions, either grilled or fried. This is also a jazz club, with live music from 9 PM to last man standing. Keith Richards has even jammed here—and was probably the last man standing. There’s a young, bohemian vibe at this joint, and it’s definitely infectious.
Time Out tip: Like most places in Italy, kids are always welcomed, and they can stay late and listen to music, so long as they (and their parents) are okay with a noisy, crowded atmosphere.
Nicolao Atelier: For handmade, simple to elaborate carnival costumes and masks, to rent or purchase
Bottega del Tintoretto: For an artists’ cooperative, classes, and traditional printmaking techniques
Ponte delle Guglie: For spotting gargoyle heads on a 16th-century bridge