With the Biennale opening a month earlier this year, to coincide with Milan’s World Expo, Venice is expecting a visitor overload. But that doesn’t mean they have to resort to overpriced, underwhelming tourist restaurants
The quality of food served in Venice has improved a great deal over recent years. Chefs are using more fresh local produce and, with a little effort, it is still possible to find reasonably priced meals costing about €15 a head all over town. The best deals are definitely on offer at lunchtime, while in the evening, more and more informal bàcari (bars) are opening up alongside the more traditional ones, where you can try cicheti, small snacks or “Venetian tapas”.