On colorful Burano, the azure blue façade of Trattoria al Gatto Nero is a landmark, as diners flock to this cozy, family-run eatery, open since 1946, for generous portions of fresh seafood harvested from the lagoon and the Adriatic. Menu prices reflect the fact that you’re something of a captive on Burano when lunch or dinner rolls around, but this is Venice after all, where meals rarely come cheap. Make a reservation, especially if you want to sit outside by the canal.
Time Out tip: For an only-on-the-island dish, try the Risotto Burano-style, made in a delicate fish broth and with a 2-person minimum. The tiramisu here is also highly praised.
Museo del Merletto: For history and demonstrations of Burano’s lacemaking traditions
Merletti dalla Olga: For purchasing real handmade Burano lace
Pasticceria Garbo: For authentic cookies, strudel and meringues