Welcome to the Osteria da Riccardo and its Non-Democratic Cuisine of contemporary Venetian recipes and flavours of the lagoon
My cuisine is an expression of the combination of the local traditions, my childhood memories and international flavours. The osteria menu is based on fresh, raw and cooked fish and the meat is from the Damini Macelleria & Affini selection in Arzignano; pasta is always of ancient grains, seasonal vegetables, sophisticated cheeses and wines are selected from the Italian wineries that I love most. My philosophy is to choose the best raw ingredients to always offer you an unexpected gastronomic experience that is different every day. The furnishings and the atmosphere of this Venetian osteria are very intimate and it has now become a meeting point for the social life of the community and welcomes poets, journalists, writers, directors and Venetians.
Riccardo’s menu: the pleasure of sharing
Products from the earth, the sea and the lagoon are part of a creative and spontaneous menu that re-elaborates the Venetian culinary tradition with a different essence: raw fish and meat, vegetarian carpaccio, revisited grandmother’s dishes, where the fragrance and consistency of each ingredient creates a mouth-watering explosion of flavours.
The menu reflects the personality of the Chef, Riccardo, a daring and eclectic poet in the kitchen.
Watch an example of the current menu
We have designed Venetian, vegetarian and meat-style tasting menus.
They include three to five courses at a price ranging from 26 to 36 Euros, excluding drinks and service. Then there is an a la carte menu prepared by Riccardo with tasting of raw and cooked fish, and meat.
Thank you to all Osteria’s high quality suppliers: Sandro Zane for the fish, Luciano Santin for the fruit and the vegetables and Enzo Casciato for the wines and the spirits.
The intimate atmosphere of the tavern makes it perfect for a romantic dinner or a banquet among friends. Every detail of each course has been thought of, from the colours to the shape of the dishes, for a whole and exciting sensory experience.
Where we are
We are in Venice in the popular Cannaregio district, which is near the centre but secluded and serene, with spectacular panoramic views. The fish arrives every day from the nearby Rialto Market, and in a few minutes you can reach Piazza San Marco, the Basilica di San Marco and Palazzo Ducale.
Around the Osteria
La Ca’ d’Oro
The fifteenth-century palace in flowery Gothic is a museum that houses the San Sebastiano by Andrea Mantegna, the Venus in the Mirror by Titian, paintings by Carpaccio and Giorgione and the extraordinary mosaic floor by Baron Giorgio Franchetti.
The lively street that connects Venice Station to Rialto and San Marco and that takes you to the Jewish Ghetto and its beautiful Synagogues; a street full of shops of all kinds.
Fondaco dei Tedeschi
A luxury department store with boutiques, cafes and a panoramic terrace above the Rialto Bridge, located in the ancient palace of the Serenissima Republic which since 1200 has been the seat of German and Northern European merchants, and which has regained its splendour with the restoration signed by the Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas.
Book a table
Do you want to experience conviviality immersed in the flavours of the authentic Venetian cuisine?
The kitchen is open for lunch from 12.00 to 2.30 pm and for dinner from 7.00 to 10.00 pm, from Tuesday to Sunday.
We don't have many tables, booking is recommended.