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San Marco 4346, Calle dei Fuseri Corte Coppo, Venice, Italy | +39 041 5238269
Courtesy of Ai Mercanti
Price Range
$$ (Entrees $15 to $30)
Cuisine
Italian
Features
Foodie magnet, Local haunt
Neighborhood
San Marco
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Not a trattoria nor a restaurant, but a "gastrosteria"—a cross between the two—this under-the-radar little place serves imaginative food in an informal setting. This being Venice, there's a lot of fish, like mackerel with rhubarb and mussels, but also less obvious dishes, such as pumpkin risotto in a mulled wine risotto, and even French-style snails.

Restaurant
Ai Mercanti

Not a trattoria nor a restaurant, but a "gastrosteria"—a cross between the two—this under-the-radar little place serves imaginative food in an informal setting. This being Venice, there's a lot of fish, like mackerel with rhubarb and mussels, but also less obvious dishes, such as pumpkin risotto in a mulled wine risotto, and even French-style snails.