With a chef hailing from Puglia, you can bet the regional specialties of southern Italy are well represented. But there’s plenty of influence from other parts of the country, including Lazio – the region surrounding Rome – and Veneto – the larger area around Venice. Bright produce-driven dishes like cuttlefish with jerusalem artichokes, spinach, and hazelnuts are just one example of the boundless Italian-international cuisine.
I Figli delle Stelle has an enviable location. Right on the waterfront of Giudecca, this romantic dining room commands views over to San Marco. It’s one of the most recognizable Venetian skylines.
Long wine list
The wine cellar here knows no limitation. Extra dry prosecco and cuvee champagne share space on the sparkling wine list. White wines include both regional Italians like Friulano and a cross section of well-known international grapes like Chardonnay, Sauvignon, even Riesling and Gewurztraminer. Red wines are even more plentiful with examples of Montepulciano, Barolo, and Chianti alongside Merlot, Pinot Noir, and Tempranillo.