Restaurant and pizzeria with a view in Venice

Traditional dishes and pizza with a spectacular view

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My Restaurant

Hi, my name is Renato and I’m waiting for you at Ristorante da Alvise.

I know, I know… my name is Renato, and the name of the restaurant is ‘da Alvise’. But don’t worry, if you call me Alvise I don’t get offended!

I was born, raised and have always lived in Venice. My passions have always been cooking and rowing, both in traditional Venetian style. I love the sea and the lagoon flavors and you can find them at Alvise’s all year round, and they vary depending on the season. Mine is an honest, traditional cuisine, made of a few fresh ingredients that I get from trusted suppliers at the Rialto Market, here in Venice. At Alvise’s you will find the ‘cozze’ (mussels) from Pellestrina, the caparossoli (clams) from Burano, the castraure (artichokes) from Sant’Erasmo and… and then come either for lunch or dinner! So you can see what I have bought fresh at the market.

If you love meat more than fish, I can offer you dishes of the Venetian tradition: the Venetian liver traditionally made, with calf’s liver, white onion and white wine. For delicate palates I suggest the special cuts of meat prepared by my butcher: grilled fillet and sirloin.

I also recommend a good glass of wine. I have chosen small local producers of excellence, who only supply restaurants and wine bars.

And the pizzas? Here you can always find them in a variety of choices and toppings, Alvise pleases all the different palates. You will find the classic and the special ones and my latest creation: a new pizza – dedicated to the most known person or event of the year.

To end on a sweet note, the desserts are all homemade: from the traditional tiramisu to the typical Burano cookies, zaleti and esse, and the homemade cakes.

Renato Zangrossi

Venetian rowing is my passion along with cooking. It is a Venetian sport that many people in Venice still do. You row standing up with one or two oars on typical flat-bottomed boats from the lagoon: gondolini, caorline, pupparin, sandoli.

With my wife and my children we move around Venice and the islands with our family topa, the Carpe Diem, a typical boat of the Venice lagoon.

I usually train all year round to compete in the legendary Regata Storica on the first Sunday of September, the only day you can find me in the Grand Canal on the caorlina instead of being in the restaurant!

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Foto di Roberto Catullo


I chose to open my restaurant in Fondamenta Nove, for the magical terrace with a unique view and because in this part of Venice you can breathe the smell of the sea and the lagoon. And here, in this part of the city, Venice is still Venice!

Those who love Venice and the traditional cuisine should come to Alvise’s. Here come the Venetians during their lunch break, tourists returning from Murano and Burano, those who love a tasty pizza, those who want to enjoy the view, those who want to have a quiet chat for lunch or dinner in a sincere and friendly environment.

Alvise’s restaurant is a short walk from the Actv vaporetto stop “Fondamenta Nove”, a place away from the most popular tourist routes and 5 minutes walk from magical corners of Venice such as the Church of Miracles (in my opinion the most beautiful church in Venice) and the wonderful Basilica of SS John and Paul.

Oh yes, for me da Alvise is in a very special location! I shall be waiting for you!


In order to guarantee you the best panoramic view on the terrace or in the little room inside with only 50 seats,
I recommend you book a table, especially in the evening.

Da Alvise is open every day from 12.00 to 2.00 pm and from 7.00 to 10.00 pm, except Mondays.

If you are vegan or require a gluten free diet, please make a reservation: we have vegetarian dishes and gluten free pizzas.

Please be on time!

Fill in all fields on the form and send us your request. We will send you confirmation of your reservation as soon as possible.

If you want to book at the last minute, please call us on +39 041 5201515.

To communicate any cancellations for the same day it is recommended
call +39 041 5201515.

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