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Where to eat inexpensively in Venice

Venice attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world at any time of the year, and during the traditional carnival in February there are even more of them than locals. Food prices in the city are quite high, so it is better to plan where to eat tasty and inexpensively in Venice in advance.

Inexpensive eateries in Venice

Bigoi venezia

An inexpensive cafe located in one of the historic districts of the city. This is a kind of “station” of noodles, only bigoli is served here – a specialty Venetian pasta. They cook it here, in a cafe, and it turns out deliciously home-style, and the portions are so generous that one can be divided and a hearty meal for two can be. A large selection of sauces is offered with pasta at a price of 5 €. Be sure to try the bigoli with duck or cuttlefish, favorite dishes of Venetian cuisine.

To receive your order, you first need to pay for it at the counter and wait for the number to be called out. Bigoli are prepared quickly, so you won’t have time to get bored in the queue.

Calle Crosera, 3829, 30123 Dorsoduro S. Pantalon

Bigoi Venezia menu

Sun-Thu 11: 30-21: 30, Fri-Sat 11: 30-22: 00


An inexpensive pancake house five minutes walk from Santa Lucia train station has a cozy, almost homely atmosphere. Its benevolent owner himself will prepare amazingly delicious pancakes for you, literally melting in your mouth. The recipe for their preparation is exclusive, the dough does not contain milk and eggs, and you can get lost from the variety of fillings. Severely hungry guests should order especially large and hearty pancakes with 4-5 types of minced meat.

The prices in the Cocaeta cafe are affordable, as in Venice: a portion of pancakes costs an average of 6 €. The menu is updated daily, the ingredients for the fillings change. By the way, you can eat pancakes right next to the Grand Canal, enjoying their excellent taste and picturesque views of the city.

549, Fondamenta S. Giobbe

Cocaeta cafe menu

Tue-Wed 13: 00-19: 00, Fri 16: 00-21: 30, Sat-Sun 13: 00-16: 00 and 18: 30-22: 30

Pizzeria L’Angelo

The pizzeria is located in the center of Venice, near the Cathedral of St. Mark (Basilica di San Marco). If you need a quick and satisfying meal, then there is no better place. Delicious Italian pizza will be prepared for you in 15 minutes and it will cost you quite inexpensively – from 5 €.

In addition, Pizzeria L’Angelo specializes in the preparation of gluten-free pizzas. A separate oven is used for it so that gluten residues from products containing it do not get into the baked goods. The only drawback of the pizzeria is the lack of seating, but this is just an additional reason to stroll through the beautiful streets of Venice.

Calle de la Mandola, 3711, 30124 San Marco

L’Angelo pizzeria menu

Tue-Sun 11: 30-22: 00, Mon 11: 30-16: 00

We love Italy

The name of this inexpensive eatery near Ponte di Rialto speaks for itself. Here you will be offered traditional Italian dishes: different types of pasta (6 € per serving), dressed with delicious sauces of your choice, as well as a deliciously mouth-watering pizza with many different toppings (from 7 €).

Pasta is served in branded tight boxes, which is very convenient if you need to take food with you and have a snack on the go. You can also sit comfortably inside by choosing a place at a high wooden table. The Venetians themselves often recommend We love Italy as a place to eat cheaply in Venice.

San Marco, 5529

We love Italy cafe menu

Daily 12: 00-20: 00

It’s more of a small bar worth going to to try cichetto (neat little snacks with meat, vegetables, shrimps and other fillings) and the real Spritz veneziano – a low-alcohol cocktail popular in Venice made of white wine, soda water and Aperol tincture. A glass of the branded Syringe with three chichetti will cost 7.5 €.

Basegó also has a children’s corner with scrapbooks and markers, where young artists can show their talents while their parents relax at the bar. This is a great spot for a light snack while walking around Venice.

San Polo, 2863

Basegó Bar Menu

Daily 11: 00-22: 30

A few more places in Venice for a budget breakfast, lunch or dinner:

Baci & Pasta – a small diner with a very decent pasta, an average bill for two with drinks – 20 €;
Osteria Alla Ciurma – a colorful bar near the Rialto Bridge, where you can eat panini (3 €) and crostini (9 €), drink beer, wine and the Venetian Syringe. Drinks – on average 2-3 €;
Pasticceria Da Bonifacio – a tiny cafe with amazing Italian sweets, cake and tea for 3 €;
All’Arco – bar with chic chiketti for 2 €;
Pasticceria Tonolo – a small pastry shop with fabulous coffee and cakes for 4-5 €;
TUTTINPIEDI – a great option to eat inexpensively: huge portions of delicious pasta for only 5.5-6.5 €;
Pizza 2000 – a good place for fans of Italian pizza: a piece costs only 2 €, a whole one – 6 €;
Pasta e Sugo Venezia 02 – a diner with a small selection of pasta and ravioli, there are interesting combo offers for 10-12 €;
Antico forno – an institution where you can eat delicious pizza on thick dough (average bill – 7-10 €).

Venice cafes and restaurants with reasonable prices

Venice is a city of contrasts. Behind the magnificent facades of palaces and squares, city quarters are hidden, where the measured life of local residents flows in the usual manner. Contrast persists in nutrition. Among the gourmet restaurants with incredible prices in Venice, you can easily find cozy inexpensive cafes and restaurants.

Osteria La Lanterna da Gas

A small, cozy restaurant that serves excellent seafood. A typical Italian atmosphere reigns here – always crowded, fun, noisy. Waiters cheerfully squeeze between the tables, having time not only to serve guests, but also to be interested in the quality of the dishes.

The menu includes oysters (€ 3 apiece), octopus with walnuts and seasonal vegetables (€ 12), seafood spaghetti (€ 15) or cuttlefish (€ 12). And if you want to drink good Italian wine, the waiters will certainly help you with your choice.

Sestiere Santa Croce, 24

Menu at Osteria La Lanterna da Gas restaurant

Thu-Tue 12: 00-15: 00 and 18: 00-23: 00

Impronta Cafe

A modern youth cafe with creative cuisine close to the center. It is not so easy to find it due to the lack of a flashy display case, but this place is well known to both Venetians and tourists. Stylish modern interiors and delicious, expertly presented dishes create a great atmosphere here.

Although the café also serves the famous spaghetti carbonara (10 €) or potato gnocchi (12 €), it primarily attracts guests with less typical Italian food. Rabbit with red cabbage with milk sauce, baked sea bass with potatoes, fried calamari and shrimp with vegetables – any dish from the menu is worth spending a little time looking for this small restaurant.

Dorsoduro, 3815

Impronta Cafe menu

Mon-Fri 07: 00-02: 00, Sat 08: 00-02: 00

Ristorante Centrale

In the area of ​​St. Mark’s Square in the center of Venice, it is difficult to find a place where you can eat tasty and relatively inexpensive. That is why Ristorante Centrale is becoming a rather pleasant discovery against the background of other establishments.

In addition to the classic dishes of national cuisine: gourmet prosciutto crudo (15 €), aromatic minestrone soup (8 €), potato dumplings with meat sauce (13 €) and pasta (13-14 €) – there is a large selection of pizzas at prices ranging from 7 to 22 €. And connoisseurs of good alcohol will have a good opportunity to taste the best Italian wines from Tuscany, Piedmont and other regions.

San Marco, 425, Calle Degli Specchieri

Ristorante Centrale Restaurant Menu

Mon-Fri 11: 00-23: 00

Paradiso perduto

Paradise Lost, as the name of the restaurant is translated, is a truly authentic establishment in the historic district of Venice, popular with locals. It is famous for its amazing pasta: bigoli with mussels or king prawns (18 €) and lasagna (12 €). And for dessert, you can eat here a special homemade Italian pie crostatu (€ 7).

It often happens that all tables and seats at the bar are occupied. Then enterprising guests are located at the entrance on the street, with their feet lowered over the canal, and the waiters bring the order even there. And sometimes in the restaurant itself, as an integral part of its charm, there is live music performed by students of the local conservatory.

Cannaregio, 2540

Paradiso Perduto Restaurant Menu

Thu-Mon 11: 00-01: 00

Osteria al Cantinon

This family-run restaurant with traditional Italian cuisine is located a stone’s throw from Strada Nova, on a small deserted canal. The interior is romantic and cozy. Snow-white tablecloths on wooden tables, colored chairs wonderfully harmonize with exposed beams, tiles on the floor and decorative plates that adorn the wall.

In fine weather, it is especially pleasant to sit at outdoor tables. A warm Venetian breeze and a view of the calm waters of the canal combined with a fine dining experience will be an unforgettable experience. Order shrimp spaghetti or risotto of the day (for two only) – every dish will be expertly prepared and very Italian.

Sottoportego delle Colonete, 2152

Osteria al Cantinon menu

Thu-Tue 12: 30-15: 00 and 19: 00-22: 30

Finding good cheap cafes or restaurants in Venice is difficult at any time of the year, especially in high season. Therefore, be sure to mark such establishments on the gastronomic map of the city – and let your trip turn out to be delicious!

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