It doesn't get any more Venetian than this. At Marisa, a beloved Cannaregio institution, don't expect a menu, tourist or otherwise: what Marisa cooks—whether meat, wild game, or fish—you eat. Expect an abundant, five-course, prix-fixe meal of expertly prepared Venetian comfort food. The pasta and gnocchi are always fatto in casa (homemade). Primi might include tagliatelle with sugo del masaro (duck sauce), risotto di caroman (with mutton), or perhaps a zuppa di funghi, soup made with fresh mushrooms. Salmì di cervo (stewed venison), or fagiano ripieno arrosto (stuffed roast pheasant) are possibilities for secondi di carne, and on fish nights, frittura mista. In temperate weather ask to eat canalside—but be on time or lose your table.
Calle de la Canne (near the Tre Archi bridge, Fondamenta San Giobbe), Cannaregio 652/B, Venice, 30121, Italy