I Figli delle Stelle
Fondamenta delle Zitelle, Giudecca 70-71, Venice
- Recommended for:
- Couples, First-time travellers, Foodies, Honeymooners, Seasoned travellers, Great views / scenery, Romance, Special occasions, Trendiness
Best for Outdoor dining - Expert review of I Figli delle Stelle
A minimal-chic wainscotted interior with comfy leather sofas in the lobby, décor in creams and browns and some cool vibes on the sound system set the tone for this smart new-ish restaurant on the Giudecca island with pavement tables looking across the water to St Mark’s.
A team from Venice, Rome and the southern Puglia region runs I Figli delle Stelle (children of the stars) and this variety is reflected in the cooking – something which, after a few days of solid Venetian cuisine, I find a pleasant diversion. Beside local favourites such as pesce in saor (fish in a sweet and sour sauce) and bigoli in salsa (fat spaghetti in anchovy sauce) you may find Puglian specialities such as broad bean purée with pan-tossed greens and saltimbocca alla romana (strips of veal pan-fried with sage) on a menu which changes with the seasons. An interesting wine list is similarly pan-Italian. The lobby is a very amenable place to enjoy an aperitivo or nightcap.
Laid-back, young-ish and casually elegant. You’ll find some Venetians here, usually outnumbered by style-conscious visitors.
Generally competent though a laid-back air can verge on the smug at times.
Near the Zitelle vaporetto stop on the Giudecca island, with outside tables offering a breath-taking view across the water to the Doge’s Palace and St Mark’s.
Prices are on the high side but you’re paying for the general stylishness of the place. A full meal without wine will cost around €45.
More information on I Figli delle Stelle:
- Price guide:
- Restaurant, Wine bar
- Italian, Modern
- Fondamenta delle Zitelle, Giudecca 70-71, Venice
- 041 5230004
- Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- 12.30pm-2.30pm, 7pm-10pm. Open daily.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Free tags / Keywords:
- Al fresco