Antico Gafaro

Tel: +39 041 524 2823
Address: Santa Croce 116/a – Salizzada S. Pantalon

This large restaurant near Campo dei Frari perhaps suffers from also being within striking distance of both the station and Piazzale Roma. If you’re desperate for a pizza and your favourite pizza restaurant in Venice has closed, as was the case during our recent visit, this seems like an option.

However the fact that there is a ‘Pizza McDonald’ on the menu should have been warning enough. The service here is pleasant enough but the pizzas really don’t cut the mustard – an inferno, for example, one of the great staples, needs more than three lonely pieces of salame piccante to merit the name.

Inexpensive, credit cards accepted.