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Cicchetti
Cicchetti

Cicchetti

Cicchetti are Venice’s version of tapas. These small bites range from fried seafood to hard boiled eggs to meatballs or simply cured olives. An entire meal can be created from Cicchetti by ordering multiple plates at the Cicchetteria. Don’t forget to wash it down with some vino. 960 1280

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Carpaccio

Carpaccio

Carpaccio was created in Venice and named after the artist Vittore Carpaccio by the Cipriani family, owners of the famous Harry’s Bar. Thinly sliced beef is served on a plate drizzled with Harry’s famous sauce of mayonnaise, crushed tomato, cream, mustard and Worcestershire sauce. 960 1280

  

Risotto

Risotto

Risotto is a common dish throughout Italy, but in Venice, the Risi e Bisi is well known because of one prized ingredient: Peas. Paired with ham and risotto broth, this dish is rich in flavors of the region. 960 1280

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Fried Sardines

Fried Sardines

Fried sardines have been a favorite snack in Venice since the 13th century and are served simply with a drizzle of lemon juice, olive oil and parsley. 960 1280

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Prosecco

Prosecco

Prosecco is the sparkling beverage of choice in Venice, not to mention much of Italy. The Veneto region produces much of Italy’s prosecco and it can be enjoyed alone, in a cocktail, or in a Bellini which was made famous in Venice. Prosecco pairs nicely with the abundant seafood dishes of Venice. 960 1280

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Artichokes

Artichokes

Artichokes are a prized vegetable of the area and can be found in markets in early spring. Early season baby artichokes, or castraure ,are highly sought after for their tender and bitter flesh; fondi di artichiochi, or artichoke hearts, are often found cleaned and prepared and sold in buckets of water in local markets. Fried and served with lemon and olive oil, or layered in sandwiches, artichokes appear in many different Venetian dishes. 960 1280
Fegato alla Veniziana

Fegato alla Veniziana

Fegato alla Veniziana is a local specialty consisting of lightly fried liver with browned onions and a bit of red wine. 960 1280

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Radicchio Trevisiano

Radicchio Trevisiano

Bitter red chickory known as Radicchio Trevisiano is often served in salads, alla griglia (grilled and served with olive oil) and can even be found in some risotto dishes. 960 1280
Pasta e fasioi

Pasta e fasioi

Venice’s version of Minestrone soup, Pasta e fasioi, contains short pasta, fava beans, onion, oil, salt and pepper and has been considered a poor man’s dish for centuries. 960 1280
Tramezzini

Tramezzini

Tramezzini is a different kind of Italian sandwich than the ubiquitous Panini. Various ingredients like tuna, eggs, capers and ham are piled onto thinly sliced white bread and cut into bite-sized pieces. These are also considered Cicchetti. 960 1280
Polenta and Cuttlefish

Polenta and Cuttlefish

The deep black color of this dish -- polenta and cuttlefish -- is derived from the ink of the cuttlefish. 960 1280
Bigoli alla Busara

Bigoli alla Busara

Bigoli alla busara is a regional specialty featuring a thick, whole wheat spaghetti and a sauce layered with the flavors of melted anchovies and onions. 960 1280

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Baicoli

Baicoli

A simple dessert, baicoli are dry biscuits often served with coffee and zabaglione and are named such because they resemble the sea bass, a local fish. 960 1280

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