Tony's mission is to avoid Venice's tourist traps and to discover the city as it's experienced by locals. Venice is a city filled with ancient monuments, sprawling palazzos, quaint cafes and vibrant markets.Go to Episode
Tony visits Da Romano Trattoria on the island of Burano (of lace-making fame). The restaurant has been open for over 100 years and is tied to tradition. Tony tries Goh risotto, the restaurant's obsession.
Calle Delle Clarisse, 6/A, 30141 Venezia (VE), Italy
Venetian artist Geoffrey Humphries and Tony dine at Montin. They have dinner the way penniless Venetian artists have for centuries -- trading a painting for a hot meal and a glass of vino.
S. Trovaso, Fondamenta Eremite, 1147, Venice
Tony visits Al Covo to sample some of the freshest seafood in all of Venice including some of the house specialties and local favorites: fritto (a large array of small fried fish) and the deep-fried soft-shell crabs caught earlier that day.
Castello, 3968, Venice 30135, Italy
Cantina Do Mori
Tony and Gigi start their Bacari (tapas bar) crawl at Cantina Do Mori. They sample some local staples and chat about the Venetian pace of life.
S. Polo, 429 30125 Venice, Italy
Tony and Gigi visit the second bacari (tapas bar), which is renowned for putting new, modern, innovative twists on old favorites.
San Polo 319 Venice, Italy
Tony ends his first day in Venice at Gigi's restaurant where the chef has cooked up all the beautiful fish picked out earlier that day during Tony and Gigi's tour of the Rialto fish market.
Castello, 5225, 30122 Venezia, Italy