Venice - best icecream & dinner option
sadly just a short stopover next week at Venice this time for me - and the first time in the city since 15 years! Staying behind San Marco, I would just like to go on a afternoon & evening walk to explore the city, and enjoying some great food.
Where to find the best icecream?
And what for dinner? I did find some great spots, but sadly on the other side of the city, and I doubt I would want to get lost on my way back in the dark. So any ideas around (don't mind a 15 or 20 minute walk), for a local not to expensive place (20 to 30 Euro without wine for one person)?
Or any other ideas what to have for dinner?
Gelato near San Marco:
La Mela Verde has some of the best gelati in Venice. 5 minute walk from the Basilica on Fond. de L'Osmarin
Venchi has a shop on calle Scoula dei Fabbri. Their different chocolate flavors are good; more expensive than others.
Might also try La Boutique del Gelato is on Salizzada San Lio.
As for good moderate places for dinner near San Marco, not much. A decent option is Aciugheta. Da Remigio, past San Zaccaria, is reliable. The front cicchetti bar of Osteria San Marco is good; their sit down dining room is excellent but expensive. Have to venture further for good food. Maybe Trattoria da Fiore near Cp Santo Stefano which will stretch your upper budget a little if one orders an antipasto and a secondo.
Sadly, I don't think there are any great gelato stops near you. I think the only gelateria worth going to in Venice is Alaska, and that's a long walk from where you are. But maybe for a special treat you can stop by Florian? It is expensive, but stopping by and ordering one of their fantastic coffees, heaped with whipped cream, is a unique experience.
For dinner, near you, staying within your budget, here are a couple of options:
Mascaron - old fashioned cozy trattoria type place.
Enoteca Mascareta - very well known for it's selection of champagnes and wines. Great food too, a bit creative.
Both are right off Campo Santa Maria Formosa, about a 15 minute walk from San Marco. Neither is that expensive.
Hope this helps!