Cicchetti are Venice’s version of tapas. These small bites range from fried seafood to hard boiled eggs to meatballs or simply cured olives. An entire meal can be created from Cicchetti by ordering multiple plates at the Cicchetteria. Don’t forget to wash it down with some vino.
TRATTORIA SEMPIONE • Venice, ITALY • Go after 8:30pm when the tourists thin out and it will be less hectic. Really excellent food, friendly service, casual dress, waiters speak many languages. Décor isn't much, but don't let that put you off when you walk in. If you are lucky, you will get a table overlooking the water! • 39 041 522 6022 • www.alsempione.com
Prosecco is the sparkling beverage of choice in Venice, not to mention much of Italy. The Veneto region produces much of Italy’s prosecco and it can be enjoyed alone, in a cocktail, or in a Bellini which was made famous in Venice. Prosecco pairs nicely with the abundant seafood dishes of Venice.