Bea Vita

Price guide: Mid-range

Fondamenta delle Cappuccine, Cannaregio 3082, Venice

Price guide: Mid-range

Bea Vita

By Anne Hanley, your Venice expert

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#14 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Venice
Expert overall rating:4.3 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.2
4.2
Ambience:
4.4
4.4
Service:
4.3
4.3
Location:
4.4
4.4
Value for money:
4.5
4.5
Recommended for:
Couples, First-time travellers, Seasoned travellers, Singles, Relaxation

Expert review of Bea Vita

Creative twists and excellent value for money in this friendly new-generation osteria.

Tucked well off the beaten track near the Ghetto in northern Cannaregio, Bea Vita with its simple décor and warm welcome offers one of the best lunch deals I know in Venice.

Food and drink: 

Mostly seafood, steeped in Venetian tradition, the regularly changing menu at Bea Vita shows that the chef is prepared to go out on a limb and add the odd creative twist: so the traditional pasta with squid in its ink here may come with added crayfish and broccoli, and monkfish might be wrapped in fillo pastry and served with leeks and clam sauce. Despite these touches, this remains a firm favourite with locals who come for hearty servings at fair prices, and who know that everything is prepared with the freshest of ingredients. The tiramisu, served in a wine glass, is exquisite.

Ambience: 

Warm and friendly, with contented locals mixing with the odd tourist who ventures this far away from the sights. The interior is pleasantly rustic; outside seating is available in good weather on the lovely Fondamenta delle Cappucine.

Service: 

Charming and professional.

Location: 

North of the Ghetto, in a little-frequented area of Cannaregio, Bea Vita is, however, a mere ten minutes’ walk from the train station.

Price advice: 

Bea Vita’s 13 euros lunch menu and 28 euros evening taster menu are bargains that you’ll find hard to beat in this pricey city. Go à la carte and a full meal will cost around 35 euros.

More information on Bea Vita:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Bar, Restaurant, Wine bar
Food:
Italian, Modern, Seafood
Address:
Fondamenta delle Cappuccine, Cannaregio 3082, Venice
Telephone:
041 2759347
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Noon-2.30pm, 7.30pm-10.30pm. Closed Sun.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested
Free tags / Keywords:
Quick bites

Have you been to Bea Vita? Would you recommended it?