VENETIAN RESTAURANTS I HAVE TRIED AND WOULD RECOMMEND:
ANTICHE CARAMPANEAddress: San Polo 1911. Phone: 041 524 0165. Hours: 12.30-2.30pm, 7.30-10.30pm Tue-Sat. Closed Aug.
Prontopesce is opposite the Loggia in Rialto fish market, just off Campo delle Beccarie.
Address: San Polo 319, Phone: 041 8220298, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Hours: Closed Sun & Mon. Tues, 9A-3P and 6P-8P. Wed-Fri, 9A-3P and 7P-11:30P. Sat, 9A-3P and 6P-8P.
Address: Campo Santa Marina 5911, Castello I, Phone: 0415285239, Hours: Mon, 7:30PM-10:30PM. Tue-Sat, 12:30PM-2:30PM and 7:30PM-10:30PM. Sun, closed.
A solid place, but it was not as good as I expected it to be. If you are staying in this part of town, it's definitely worth a try if you have a few days. My favorites were the pasta dishes. The antipasti, while beautiful, were a bit too modern and ambitious for my taste. A full meal with wine for two was about 90 EUR. I may have gone on an off day, so I would definitely be open to trying it again. Reservations necessary.
Address: Castello 3968. Phone: 041-522-3812. Hours: Fri-Tues 12:45-2pm and 7:30-10pm.
This place definitely lives up to its reputation as one of the best restaurants in Venice. Excellent food, great service, and fresh seafood. Plenty of Americans eat here (because the co-owner is American), but so do a lot of Italians. Bonus points for being open on Sundays!
Address: 3886 Calle del Pestrin. Phone: 041-522-7024. Hours: Mon & Sun, closed. Tue-Sat, 12:30P-2P and 7P-9:30P.
RESTAURANTS STILL ON MY HIT LIST:
AL DIAVOLO E L'ACQUA SANTA
AI TRE SPIEDI
CANTINA DO MORI
CANTINONE GIA SCHIAVI
OSTERIA CA D'ORO