EuroCheapo's Venice Eating and Drinking Articles

Venice: The best grocery stores, supermarkets, delis and bakeries

Venice: The best grocery stores, supermarkets, delis and bakeries

By Monica Cesarato in Venice— Have you ever wandered around Venice after realizing that, say, you’ve run out of toothpaste, shampoo or body lotion? It can actually be a bit tricky to locate a supermarket amidst the winding alleys of the old city. Well, even if you haven’t run out of toothpaste, I’m pretty sure » Read more

Venice: Where to find delicious, homemade gelato

Venice: Where to find delicious, homemade gelato

Finding the best gelaterias in Venice was undoubtedly some of the best research I’ve done for a blog post! It was hard work, but someone had to do it. Armed with determination (and a few companions), I started my search for good ice cream shops in Venice. When I mean good, I mean places that use real » Read more

Venice: 3 “pasticcerie” to try for breakfast

Venice: 3 “pasticcerie” to try for breakfast

When I was asked about where to have a nice typical breakfast in Venice, I was a bit confused. Why? Well, in Italy we do not have breakfast, or at least we do not have breakfast the way other people usually have it. For a Venetian, morning calories are usually consumed in the form of » Read more

Venice Cheap Eats: The best cicheti and spritz in town

Venice Cheap Eats: The best cicheti and spritz in town

Visitors to Venice will likely see their fair share of  “cicheti” (a Venetian version of tapas) and “spritz” (the city’s typical aperitif drink). For those who’ve never heard of them, here’s a little guide to trying cicheti and spritz in Venice. (Note: Although spelled “cicchetti” in Italian, the word in the Venetian dialect is spelled » Read more

Venice: Three budget-friendly restaurants popular with the locals

Venice: Three budget-friendly restaurants popular with the locals

It is true that the average meal in Venice is much more expensive than in the rest of Italy. There is a simple reason for this: All the restaurant supplies have to be carried by hand to each restaurant, therefore increasing the cost of ingredients and supplies by at least 1/3 of normal prices. But, » Read more

Venice: Nightlife Survival Guide

Venice: Nightlife Survival Guide

Venice may be known for its opera house and Vivaldi concerts, but it isn’t celebrated for its nightlife. This can present problems for travelers looking, well, to do something at night. This problem also dogs single travelers in Venice, who may not find any special romantic epiphany wandering the canals alone after dinner. (And we » Read more

Venice: Do Spade for Cicchetti

Do as the Venetians do and start the night out with a baccari tour, stopping at several traditional wine bars to savor a glass of vino bianco and sample some amazing cicchetti. The baccari is an Italian interpretation of the English pub crawl. As we’ve pointed out in the past, cicchetti is the term for » Read more

Red Hot Venice

Red Hot Venice

In EuroCheapo’s most recent survey, Venice came in a close second place in the Most Romantic City in Europe stakes. In point of fact, it’s close to freezing for Valentine’s Day and throughout the whole of Carnival. Cold may be romantic in the mountains, but in Venice? Freezing weather gets in the way of gondola » Read more

Annie Takes on Venice…and Cicchetti

Annie Takes on Venice…and Cicchetti

  As most of you know, Annie spent the last week clicking and clopping through the precious, cobbled alleyways and bridges of Venezia, hunting down new hotels to recommend. We just weren’t ready to put Venice to bed with only 45 hotel reviews. All reports indicate that she outdid herself, easily adding a couple dozen » Read more