Naranzaria – Tavern in Rialto, Venice
The “naranzaria”, literally “orangery”, was the historic warehouse at the Rialto Market in Venice where citrus fruit was stored.
This building overlooking the Grand Canal houses this unusual eatery that has successfully combined the strikingly diverse culinary traditions of the convivial and informal cuisine.
Next to typically Venetian products are wonderful salami from Friuli, a wide selection of cheese as well as Moroccan tabbouleh or Japanese sushi, all enhanced by excellent local wines.
The Rialto Market guarantees fresh and authentic ingredients.
It is not by chance that Naranzaria specialises in raw dishes, which Akira, the Japanese-Brazilian chef, expertly prepares on the spot.
Tuna Tartare with Taggia olives, Swordfish carpaccio, seaweed salad, tuna sushi with tomatoes and mozzarella, raw prawns with spicy seaweed and prawn tabbouleh with mint are just some of the many dishes that you can find here any day of the week.
There are also excellent hot dishes such as the Salt-baked salmon with Brie or Monkfish tail with saffron and red salt.