Party Earth Review Naranzaria, named after the old citrus market that was historically centered there, is today a stylish family restaurant beautifully situated to offer views of the Grand Canal and the bustling market at the foot of the... ... read full review
San Polo 130
San Polo, Venice –
Naranzaria, named after the old citrus market that was historically centered there, is today a stylish family restaurant beautifully situated to offer views of the Grand Canal and the bustling market at the foot of the Rialto Bridge.
The small two-level space features a tiny but sparkling bar, jazzy pendant lighting, glowing wood tones, and an exposed brick cellar-themed décor that provides a warm dining environment.
In good weather, however, the diverse patrons choose to savor their meals or mingle and chat at the outside tables along the canal, especially during the buzzing aperitivo.
Featuring delectable wines from their own Friuli vineyards and an original yet unusual Italian-Japanese fusion menu with an emphasis on its mouthwatering raw bar, Naranzaria earns its status as one of Venice’s hippest restaurants and attracts an outgoing, unfussy crowd.
After 10pm, the restaurant joins the rest of the Erbaria as it turns into one of the city’s best bar scenes for young locals.
Sophisticated diners and a mix of talkative students and young professionals, late teens to 30s.
Themed events include Wednesday’s Temaki Hour and Thursday’s Kamikaze Cocktails Night. Occasional live music.
Menu includes Italian dishes, sushi, and desserts. Extensive wine list.
Appetizers €1.50, sushi €3/piece, full dinner averages €40/person, including wine. Beer €3, wine €1.50–€6, cocktails €4–€7, Venetian spritz €2, coffee €1–€1.50.
Casual to smart casual.
Thursday through Saturday nights.