The wild scenery of Lido's Alberoni, with intersecting canals and reeds, contributes to the appeal of one of the liveliest places on the Lido, always filled to the gills during the film festival. There's efficient cichetti service, but the restaurant deserves a longer visit for a relaxing meal in the best Venetian tradition: try whipped baccalà with polenta, or tagliolini con gamberetti e carciofi (with shrimp and artichokes) in spring. Homemade desserts include
lemon and almond tarts, or you can dip cookies in a glass of vino passito, a dessert wine. Outside dining is in a pretty garden.