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  • Writer's pictureJessie Ladipo

Delicioso! Yummiest Dishes from Venice

Updated: Dec 15, 2020

Photo by Cristina Gottardi on Unsplash

If I could only choose one destination for the rest of my life, I would choose Italy. It is the most romantic country, most beautiful, and it is home to the best food. In Italy, Venice remains one of the world's most iconic and desired cities. Year after year, honeymoon clients flock to the stunning town drawn by serenading gondoliers, romantic canals, and historic sites. Couples adore winding their hand in hand through the bustling streets (Yes, Venice has streets, and they are perfect for getting lost in Italy.) But the number one reason that clients ask to return to Venice is the tasty eats. Venice is number one in the hearts of my clients where food is concerned.

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. 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, if you're unsure where to begin, here is a list of the most famous delights. Delicioso! Here are the yummiest dishes from Venice.

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 squid's ink, added after the preparation is complete.

Sarde in Saor

Over a reduced flame, onions saute 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 flavors, bread topping, and touches, so don't hesitate to try them all!

Baccala Mantecato

For hours, dried codfish cooks until the bones nearly dissolve. The chef creams the fish with oil to the most impeccable consistency. This preparation makes a great late-night spread for bread. Baccala is delicious, paired with some Venetian wine.

Bigoli in salsa

Add onions, anchovies, and fennel seeds to the sauce of this magnificent Venetian whole wheat pasta dish. Bigoli in salsa is one of Venice's signature cuisines and a must-try!


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


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; it's a past-time for many cultures. Fegato consists of liver fried up and laid over a bed of slow-cooked onions.


These vibrant colored violet artichokes picked prematurely then boiled. You won't even have to peel it, take a bite, and enjoy!

Can you picture yourself sailing through the canals of Venice with your sweetie? Which of these yummy dishes are you anxious to try? I admit that I am a little obsessed with frittelle; they are so yummy. But I have never (and most likely will never) try the Fegato Alla Veneziana. The liver is not a protein source that I enjoy. How about you, which of these dishes is calling your name?

While Venice's sites and history draw most people to the city, the food is undoubtedly a reason to choose it for your romantic getaway! Are you ready to indulge in some authentic and mouth-watering Italian cuisine? If you want to learn more about Italy, read my Perfect Honeymoon in Italy, 62 Romantic Things to See and Do in Tuscany, and Dreamy & Romantic Towns in Tuscany.


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