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.
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.
Charming and professional.
North of the Ghetto, in a little-frequented area of Cannaregio, Bea Vita is, however, a mere ten minutes’ walk from the train station.
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.
- First-time travellers
- Seasoned travellers