Party Earth Review The most renowned bar and restaurant in Venice, Harry’s Bar was founded in 1930 by the Cipriani family and still occupies the same small space where a cultured clientele drinks martinis and delicious Bellinis – the bar... ... read full review
San Marco 1323, Calle Vallaresso
San Marco, Venice –
The most renowned bar and restaurant in Venice, Harry’s Bar was founded in 1930 by the Cipriani family and still occupies the same small space where a cultured clientele drinks martinis and delicious Bellinis – the bar’s famous creation of white peach juice and sparkling wine.
Steeped in history and once frequented by the likes of Hemingway, the bar still attracts contemporary VIPs and was recently declared a national landmark by the Italian Ministry of Cultural Affairs.
The bar’s understated yet elegant interior and tuxedo-clad waiters add to its timeless charm and create a serene, luxurious atmosphere without the need for glitz or pretension.
The idea that a full meal can run a cool €100 per person doesn’t seem to ruffle the upscale patrons in their crisp linens, who are content to gaze at the splendid lagoon view and enjoy the unparalleled service and exquisite cuisine.
For a romantic atmosphere and some of the finest dining and cocktails in Venice, Harry’s Bar is not to be missed.
Well-to-do Venetians and visitors in the mood to splurge, mature and reserved, 30s and up.
People-watching and the royal treatment.
The menu of the day offers a three-course meal that includes the €5 table service charge. A full à la carte menu is also available and includes excellent seasonal risottos and award-winning desserts.
Menu of the day €70–€90, appetizers €25–€50, first courses €40–€45, second courses €60–€80, desserts €15–€25. Cocktails €13–€19.
Smart casual. If patrons are not dressed appropriately, they won’t get in the door. Dress code: no jeans, shorts, or flip-flops, even in the summer.
Any evening for cocktails and a chance sighting of Mr. Cipriani himself making the rounds of the tables.