Orto dei Mori

Address: Fondamenta dei Mori, Cannaregio 3386, Venice, Italy
Telephone: 041 5243677

- Mid-range

4.5

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.

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Value for money
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Location
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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.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • First-time travellers
  • Honeymooners
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Relaxation
  • Romance

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