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Venice, Italy Cuisine | Where to Eat

Popular Local Cuisine: Venetian cuisine and that of the surrounding Veneto region is distinct from other parts of Italy. The most distinctive item in Venetian cuisine is polenta, which is similar to grits, but often served drier and cut into squares and grilled or fried. While pasta is popular as everywhere in Italy, risotto is a more common primo or first course, especially black risotto with cuttlefish with ink sacs and Rixi e Bixi (Rice and Peas) which is actually more of a soup flavored with pancetta. Naturally the island city features many seafood dishes such as moleche (fried soft-shell green crabs), Bigoli in salsa (thick spaghetti with anchovy sauce), Sarde in saor (fried sardines with onions) and PoĊ‚enta e schie (small local shrimp). Favorite local ingredients include pumpkin (used in ravioli), sopresso (local salami), grilled meats often served together, eel from the Po River delta, duck sauces, liver (fegato alla veneziana) and marinated goose.

The most famous local dessert is tiramisu. Popular locally produced wines are Pinot Grigio and sparkling Prosecco.

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Cruise lines that visit Venice: Star Clippers, Voyages of Discovery, Voyages to Antiquity, Windstar, Azamara Club Cruises, Crystal, Oceania, Paul Gauguin, Regent Seven Seas, Seabourn, SeaDream Yacht Club, Silversea, Celebrity, Cunard, Holland America, Princess, Costa, Disney Cruise Line, MSC Cruises, Norwegian, Royal Caribbean, Uniworld, Viking River Cruises

Key Attractions: St. Marks Basilica, Ducal (Doges) Palace, St. Marks Square, Campanile, Bridge of Sighs, Murano Glass, Grand Canal, Gondolas, Lido di Venezia, Burano, San Giorgio Maggiore

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