This neat, old-style osteria 10 minutes from Piazzale Santa Maria Elisabetta has a soft spot for meat and innards (one of the owners was a bechèr, or butcher). Lunch is the only meal served, but ombre (the Venetian term for a glass of wine) and cichetti are available from 8 to 8. Many of the tasty snacks are made from organ meats (and thus not for squeamish eaters), but there are more familiar options as well, including baccalà alla vicentina (stewed with onion, milk, and Parmesan); pasta with seafood; and several seasonal risottos. As a secondo, fish can be cooked any way you want.
Via Sandro Gallo 82, Venice, 30126, Italy