I can always tell it’s a Biennale year in Venice without looking at the calendar. Every two years, on April 1, I begin to get emails from just about everyone I know in the art world. Many are good friends, some are artists I used to know in New York, and others are simply readers of my blog.
They all run something like this: I’ve read your blog, I’ve downloaded your app, Eat Venice, but still…could you just tell me your top four or five favorite restaurants to eat in Venice? It’s just so hard to sift through it all.
Even though I don’t really believe in ‘best of’ lists (everyone has their personal quirks and needs) for the sake of brevity, and in hopes of streamlining my email correspondence for the next few months, here is my current top five places to eat in Venice. In other words, these are the places I would go, in no particular order. And always subject to change.
And here is a short list of very simple, trattorias:
And if you are at the Biennale, here is my list I wrote up two years ago, of places right in that area.