Osteria Bancogiro was one of the first eateries to open near Rialto market. Capitalizing on its unique position, the osteria provides tables on the Grand Canal and space for diners and drinkers to watch people meander around the historic Campo San Giacometto di Rialto, with its beautiful church as a backdrop. Featuring an upstairs loft-space, with intimate seating and stone vaulting, Chef Jacopo Scarso serves a combination of traditional and modern local cuisine. Fish dishes are the specialty here: you can't go wrong with the branzino, dentice, or insalata di pesce, paired with a regional wine. For an appetizer, get the traditional cicchetti, a Venetian cousin of Spanish tapas.
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