If there are two things Venice can still do right, they’re glamour and romance. It can be difficult to separate the tourist traps from the true gems on these canals. Ristorante Quadri’s location directly on the Piazza San Marco would put it in high demand regardless of quality. Fortunately, it stands up to scrutiny.
The fresh fish and vegetables you find on your plate come from another internationally-recognized Venetian landmark: the Rialto Market. If it’s not available at the market, it doesn’t make it to the kitchen. These seasonal preparations scored a Michelin star for the Alajmo brother-run restaurant in 2012.
Chef Silvio Giavedoni executes Max Alajmo’s vision for contemporary Venetian meals. Presentation is flawless for every plate on the menu, from wild duck with chestnut puree and white truffle to seared langoustines with fava bean ‘cheese’ to autumnal desserts like sweet pumpkin cremoso with candied carrots.