When a Venetian living on the Dorsoduro side of the Grand Canal says, "Mangiamo una pizza insieme" (Let's go out for pizza), there's a good chance what he or she means is: "Lets go to the Casin dei Nobili," a pleasant trattoria/pizzeria just off the popular Campo San Barnaba. Pizza is not a Venetian specialty, and matters are made worse by the city-wide prohibition of open, wood-fire ovens—the only way to bake a pizza, according to the Neapolitans, who invented the dish. But you can enjoy a pretty good facsimile of a Neapolitan pizza here, along with very good pasta and other fare. The relaxed, informal atmosphere makes this a good bet for families. Reservations are strongly recommended.
Off of Campo San Barnaba, Dorsoduro 2756, Venice, 30123, Italy