Since Italian food is one of the most beloved cuisines in the world, it's almost safe to say that the entire country of Italy can be considered as a 'food capital.' From Rome and Milan to Lake Como to Sicily, there are just so many parts of the city that offer delicious food, you can't compare one over the other. The beautiful city of Venice is definitely one worth paying attention to though. Since Venetian dishes are its sub-category of Italian food, the many hotspots you'll find here are definitely worth your while. Even more so if you're planning to eat out for your New Year's Eve feast!
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La Porta D'Acqua
What better way to ring in the new year than with a sumptuous feast near the Grand Canal in Venice? Located just beneath the city's iconic Rialto bridge, La Porta D’Acqua is among Venice's top foodie hotspots. Its location alone garners enough attention, what with the great view of both the bustling canal and the famous bridge. But it's the place's menu, full of mouthwatering hors d'oeuvres, delicious pasta, fresh seafood, and more are that keep the people coming back for more. Wouldn't you want to indulge in such an incredible dinner to end the year right?
Another canal-side hotspot you'll want to visit on New Year's Eve is Ristorante Principessa. Located in Castello, the largest neighborhood in Venice
, the restaurant itself is only a stone's throw away from the city's many top attractions. In fact, if you eat on its outside terrace area, you can already see the iconic Doge's Palace from here. Imagine feasting on the most delicious Italian and international dishes all while enjoying the feast for the eyes that Venice is known for at the same time. And on New Year's Eve, you can bet that this area will be a lot livelier, with sparklers and fireworks going off left and right!
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Chat Qui Rit
Up for a traditional Venetian dinner for New Year's Eve? If you're celebrating the holiday in the city, it's only natural that you taste the local cuisine it offers, right? And among the best places to eat in Venice, Chat Qui Rit is definitely a must-try for this craving! A historic restaurant on Calle Tron San Marco, a hop and a skip away from the famous St. Mark's Square, this place is all about Venetian food
at its finest. Their tasting menu alone already includes canoce
(crab), and more. Though there are countless other restaurants that also offer traditional menus, Chat Qui Rit is undoubtedly the most upscale of them all—perfect for New Year's Eve!
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Perched near the Venetian Lagoon, Zanze XVI is the kind of restaurant that's practically hidden from the rest of the city. It's pretty likely you'll need to ride a gondola
to get here yourself; that's how challenging it is to get here. But once you get a taste of their scrumptious menu of Venetian dishes and delicacies, you'll instantly understand that all your efforts to get here were worth it. Zanze XVI answers all your seafood cravings with freshly-caught Venetian row fish, steamed mussels, squid, octopus, and more. But why is such a place perfect for New Year's Eve? Thanks to its location, you can have a more peaceful start to the new year here!
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If you're more into having a fabulous New Year's Eve, however, then look no further than Ristorante Avanspettacolo! In this incredible hotspot, you won't just get a fitting feast to end the year on a good note, but an amazing show to come with it too! As you dine on their special multi-course dinner of Venetian seafood, you'll get treated to a night of singing, dancing, magic tricks, acrobatics, and more. Is there a better way to spend the last moment so the year than this? Probably not! If you're lucky, a famous international artist may even be performing when you're there! Fingers crossed!
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Hard Rock Cafe
Yes! You read that right! Venice has its own Hard Rock Cafe and every New Year's Eve, it becomes the hottest place in town! If you're up for a party to start off the new year, especially when you're celebrating the holiday with friends, there's no better place than this iconic hotspot! Every year, without fail, the Hard Rock Cafe Venice hosts one of, if not the most exciting year-end party, complete with great live music, delicious food, lots of dancing, and more! And since it's located near St. Mark's Square too, you can be assured to have an amazing seat to the area's famous fireworks display come midnight! What’s not to love?
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If you're spending New Year's Eve in the glorious city that is Venice, you'll want an incredible feast to go with your end-of-the-year celebrations! Not to worry! The city has more than enough great places to eat to ensure that you close off the year satisfied and with a full stomach to boot!
Now, if you can successfully cook Venetian dishes at your own luxury home
, you might not need to go out on New Year's Eve at all.