Inside a lovely high-walled vineyard, with views across to Burano’s brightly coloured houses and a hotel attached, Venissa serves ambitious fare inspired by super-fresh produce, much of which comes from the nets of local fishermen and the on-site vegetable garden. The 2017 season saw the arrival of much-fêted young chef Francesco Brutto, who describes his creations as avant-garde.
The main restaurant in the garden is a summer affair (open from April; bring mosquito repellent). Prices are high but you can avoid surprises at bill-paying time by opting for taster menus from €120 to €200. In the canalside HQ, Venissa’s Osteria is open year-round. The menu here is slightly simpler and (very) slightly less demanding on the wallet. The Venissa initiative is the brainchild of prosecco producers Bisol, who have brought back to life the well-nigh-forgotten Dorona grape here.