Orto dei Mori

Price guide: Mid-range

Fondamenta dei Mori, Cannaregio 3386, Venice

Price guide: Mid-range

Orto dei Mori © Michela Scibilia

By Anne Hanley, your Venice expert

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

Expert review of Orto dei Mori

A Sicilian chef gives southern Italian twists to the dishes served in this friendly eaterie.

The long, echoing and little-visited canal-side walks of northern Cannaregio are one of my favourite parts of Venice and this friendly little trattoria – opened in 2009 – with a sprinking of tables out on the Fondamenta dei Mori, is a very good vantage point for enjoying the scenery.

Food and drink: 

The short menu in this trattoria changes regularly, and covers meat and fish. Though Venetian dishes – given a bit of a creative twist – are most numerous, the Sicilian chef adds a little southern Italian flair here and there.

Ambience: 

The modern dining room, with its exposed brick walls, and elegant mix of dark wood and warm colours, is tiny (tables outside double the number of covers in fine weather) and generally hosts more locals than tourists who rarely make it up to the northern reaches of the city.

Service: 

Professional, attentive and discreet.

Location: 

Far off the beaten track in northern Cannaregio, the Orto dei Mori is not far from the Madonna dell’Orto church.

Price advice: 

High-ish prices are matched by the standard of the food. Expect to pay 40 euros or more a head for a full meal without wine.

More information on Orto dei Mori:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Italian, Modern, Seafood
Address:
Fondamenta dei Mori, Cannaregio 3386, Venice
Telephone:
041 5243677
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Sept-Jun, Noon-3.30pm, 7pm-midnight. Closed Tue. Jul & Aug Noon-3.30pm, 7pm-11pm Sat, Sun; 7pm-midnight weekdays. Closed Tue.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested
Free tags / Keywords:
Al fresco

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