Fodor's Expert Review Al Gatto Nero da Ruggero

$$ Burano Seafood

Around since 1965, Al Gatto Nero da Ruggero offers the best fish on Burano. No matter what you order, though, you'll savor the pride the owner and his family have in their lagoon, their island, and the quality of their cucina (maybe even more so when enjoying it on the picturesque fondamenta). The fish is top quality and couldn't get any fresher; all pastas and desserts are made in-house; the fritto misto is outstanding for its lightness and variety of fish; risotto de Gò (ghiozzo) is a Burano cucina povera standard that had almost disappeared from local menus until Anthony Bourdain introduced it to travelers. "Each day our fisherman return with the best the lagoon has to offer," says the owner, who upon understanding he could not pursue his dream of being a musician, decided instead to make the kitchen sing.

Seafood Views Quiet Dinner $$

Quick Facts

Fondamenta della Giudecca 88
Burano, Veneto  30142, Italy


Known For:
  • The freshest fish and seafood around
  • Risotto Burano style, using local ghiozzi fish
  • Tagliolini with spider crab
  • Risotto Burano-style, using local ghiozzi fish
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Mon., 1 wk in July, and 3 wks in Nov. No dinner Sun.

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