Fodor's Expert Review Impronta Cafe

$$ Dorsoduro Italian Fodor's Choice

This sleek café is a favorite lunchtime haunt for professors from the nearby university and local businesspeople; unlike in more traditional places, it's quite acceptable to order only pasta or a secondo, without an antipasto or dessert. Although the restaurant is also open for dinner—and you can dine well and economically in the evening—the real bargain is lunch, where you can easily have a beautifully prepared primo or secondo, plus a glass of wine, for a reasonable price. There's also a good selection of sandwiches and salads. The attentive staff speak English, although you may be the only non-Venetian in the place. Unlike most local eateries, this spot is open from breakfast through late dinner (with tea and chocolate served late afternoon).

Italian Venetian Lively Lunch Dinner Fodor's Choice $$

Quick Facts

Dorsoduro 3815–3817
Venice, Veneto  30123, Italy


Known For:
  • Well-prepared pasta and other classic dishes
  • Gentle prices
  • Friendly hours, from breakfast until late evening
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun., and 2 wks in Aug.

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