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Dishes You Need to Try in Venice




Italy is abundant in eclectic dishes.  

 

No matter where you choose to go throughout the country, you'll get an entirely new dining experience. 

 

For instance, when you head towards the lagoon, you'll get to enjoy Venetian cuisine, and if you head towards the shores of the Adriatic Sea, you’ll get to experience traditional seafood dishes.  



 

Dishes That Are Unique to Venice 

 

Of course, upon visiting Venice, you must try some of their most authentic, delicious dishes. 

 

 So, in case you’re not sure where to begin, here is a list of the most popular delights. 


 




Spaghetti in Nero di Seppia 

 

This charcoal-colored pasta-looking dish is pieces of squid slow-cooked in tomato sauce.  

 

The charcoal color comes from the ink of the squid, which is added after the preparation is complete.  

 

 

Sarde in Saor 

 

Over a reduced flame, onions are cooked until they become transparent and fragrant. 

 

 Pine nuts, raisins, and lastly, sardines are then mixed in with the onions to create this delightfully tasty dish.   




 

Fritto Misto 

 

This divine dish is simply shrimp, fishballs, and calamari, all breaded and deep-fried to perfection.  

 

Although many restaurants serve this dish, they all add their own flavors, bread topping, and touches, so don't hesitate to try them all! 


 

Baccala Mantecato 

 

For hours, dried codfish is cooked until the bone is nearly dissolved.  

 

It is them creamed with oil to the most impeccable consistency.  

 

This makes a great late-night spread for bread and is even better paired with some Venetian wine.  


 

Bigoli in salsa 

 Onions, anchovies, and fennel seeds are added to the sauce of this magnificent Venetian whole wheat pasta dish.  

 

This is one of Venice’s signature cuisines and a must-try! 

 

 

Frittelle 

 Overfilled with cream or raisins and candied orange peel, and dipped in sugar, these delectable doughnuts are the perfect mid-day treat.  

 


Tramezzino 

This snack entails using pieces of bread in the shape of a triangle and filling them with all sorts of delicious foods such as cheese, tomatoes, artichoke, olives, and more. 

 

 The options are endless! 


 

Moeche Fritte 

These small crabs are breaded and fried whole without the shell.  

 

You will find this delicacy served at many fancy Venetian restaurants.  

 


Fegato Alla Veneziana 

This dish is a Venetian past-time. 

 

 In fact, it's a past-time for many cultures. It is liver fried up and laid over a bed of slow-cooked onions. 

 


Castraure 

These vibrant colored violet artichokes are picked prematurely then boiled. 

 

You won’t even have to peel it, take a bite, and enjoy! 

 

While the sites and history of Venice are what draw most people to the city, the food is certainly worth traveling for! Are you ready to indulge in some authentic and mouth-watering Italian cuisine?  


While the sites and history of Venice are what draw most people to the city, the food is certainly worth traveling for! Are you ready to indulge in some authentic and mouth-watering Italian cuisine? If you're itching to explore the enchanting flavors of Venice or craving a culinary adventure across Italy, look no further than Journey to Discover Travel, LLC. Whether you're dreaming of savoring Spaghetti in Nero di Seppia while overlooking the canals or diving into a plate of Sarde in Saor by the Adriatic Sea, our travel experts can curate the perfect Italian getaway for you. 


Contact us today to start planning your unforgettable journey, book your travel, or explore more travel-related options. Let's turn your wanderlust into reality together!

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