Osteria di Santa Marina is one of those elegant-yet-warm, professional-yet-relaxed local restaurants where you’ll no doubt want to settle in and slowly work your way through their menu. Offering reasonably priced traditional Venetian cuisine with the occasional modern touch, only the freshest local ingredients are used with finesse throughout the menu. Expect delicacies such as intensely flavoured black sea bass with mussel and clam broth, creamy borlotto-beach soup with heavenly chunks of fresh tuna, and perfectly-pitched black barley risotto with pureed pumpkin and grilled shrimp. Everything is made on the premises, from the bread to the homemade pasta which features throughout the menu. Make sure you leave some room for their delicious desserts, such as the signature warm chocolate tart or the almond nougat with raspberries and pistachio gelato. The charmingly rustic decor is elegant and inviting with a polished dark-wooden bar, beamed ceilings with hanging lampshades, and picturesque views overlooking a quiet campo near the Rialto bridge. Bookings essential.