5 Romantic Restaurants in Venice for a Top Valentine’s Day Dinner

by Giulia Minero
Romantic restaurants venice

If after a full day strolling around the city you just crave a relaxing candlelit dinner with your beloved one, you won’t be surprised to discover that when it comes to romantic restaurants Venice has few equals. Discover Where ®Venice's selection!

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Bistrot de Venise

Bistrot de Venise

Boasting a warm, welcoming atmosphere evocative of the splendour of the Serenissima, at Bistrot de Venise diners can sample an array of different menus based on their individual tastes and desire to experiment. A real gastronomic journey back in time, featuring the aromas and flavours of the Venetian tradition, including sweet and sour dishes, precious spices, rice and stockfish enhanced by contemporary touches and paired with a selection of precious wine labels.

Address: San Marco, 4685 (Calle dei Fabbri)

Water boat: Vaporetto lines 1, 2, 5.2, N (Rialto C)

Phone: +39 041 5236651

GPS: 45.43558, 12.33647

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Poste Vecie

Poste Vecie restaurant

Nestled within the famous Fish Market, in the spaces that used to be home to the old post office in the 16th century, Poste Vecie is one of the oldest restaurants in the city. Its rooms, embellished by stamps and old coins boast a romantic atmosphere suspended over time, with access from a private wooden bridge. Here savvy connoisseurs can savour fresh fish delicacies from the Venetian tradition sourced from the nearby market such as Venetian-style squid or crab tagliolini, to mention but a few.

Address: San Polo, 1608

Water boat: Vaporetto lines 1, A, N (San Stae stop)

Phone: +39 041 721822

GPS: 45.43965, 12.33343

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Antico Pignolo

Antico Pignolo restaurant

Fresh fish and meat specialities served in an intimate and cosy atmosphere: welcome to Antico Pignolo. This highly central restaurant is the ideal venue for a candlelit dinner or a romantic lunch break, which can be enjoyed in its beautiful inner spaces or, in the warm season, under the shade of a centuries-old vineyard embellishing the courtyard. Its wine cellar is the recipient of many important international awards and boasts over 900 top-level labels.

Address: San Marco, 451 (Calle dei Specchieri)

Water boat: Vaporetto line 1, 5.1, 14 or 20 (San Zaccaria stop)

Phone: +39 041 522 8123

GPS: 45.43574, 12.33954

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Antico Martini

Fenice Room at Antico Martini

Located just steps away from Teatro La Fenice, Antico Martini is listed among the historical restaurants in the city thanks to its long history dating back to the early 18th century. Its gourmet creations are inspired by the true Venetian flavours with a touch a contemporary cuisine and are served in a dreamlike atmosphere where mirrors and mosaics take central stage. The ideal venue for a post-theatre dinner or just a romantic culinary experience with your beloved one.

Address: Campo Teatro Fenice, 2007

Phone: +39 041 5224121

GPS: 45.4336, 12.3341

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La Calcina

La Piscina restarant

Thanks to its privileged position on the Giudecca canal, La Calcina boasts a unique atmosphere both in its inner spaces with elegant wood furnishing or in its beautiful terrace. The menu is a triumph of local cuisine, with a vast array of vegetarian specialities and home-made desserts, paired with a selection of top-notch Italian wine labels. Enjoying a toast with the Island of Giudecca as a backdrop is a not-to-be-missed romantic experience.

Address: Dorsoduro, 780 (c/o La Calcina hotel)

Water boat: Vaporetto line 2, 5.2, 6, N  (Zattere stop)

Phone: +39 041 5206466

GPS: 45.42902, 12.32857

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