Off the main concourse, on one of the most romantic fondamente (canalside streets) of Cannaregio, this family-run bacaro-trattoria is the place to stop for fairly priced, satisfying fare, though service can feel indifferent and, occasionally but not often, the kitchen is a bit inconsistent. Narrow columns rise from the colorful tile floor, dividing the room into cozy sections. There are also a few outdoor canalside tables. Classics like seppie in nero (squid in its ink) are enriched with such offerings as sarde in beccafico (sardines rolled and stuffed with breadcrumbs, herbs, and cheese) and tagliatelle with prawns and zucchini flowers. They also serve several meat dishes, including a tender beef fillet stewed in Barolo wine.
Fondamenta de la Sensa, Cannaregio 3272, Venice, Veneto, 30121, Italy