With more than 15 years of experience in the finance industry, Kevin Martoken currently serves as a private equity professional with Grassi & Co. in New York City. In his leisure time, Kevin Martoken enjoys traveling and has visited various destinations throughout Italy, including Venice.
For many, one of the best parts of traveling abroad to any country is the opportunity to partake in local cuisine. This is no exception in Venice, which boasts many well-reviewed fine dining establishments. Listed below are two restaurants in Venice that are worth a visit when taking a tour of the city of canals.
For authentic Venetian pasta and seafood, Osteria Boccadoro is an excellent choice. Nestled away from the high-traffic tourists areas, the restaurant is situated in a quaint Venetian square that offers a quiet respite from the hustle and bustle of the city proper. The restaurant specializes in traditional Venetian dishes that feature fresh fish, from-scratch pasta, and locally sourced ingredients. In addition, it boasts a well-stocked wine cellar and an on-site sommelier to help pair the perfect wine with your meal.
On the other end of the spectrum, Paradiso Perduto is a lively and upbeat restaurant near the Jewish Ghetto that specializes in wine and simple finger foods; some nights, patrons can be found dancing to in-house jazz bands. A more traditional restaurant experience is available as well, for those who would like to sit down and dine. The venue offers standard Venetian cuisine, which features large portions of fried fish and homemade pasta tossed in succulent fish sauces.