Venissa is one of a number of popular restaurants in Venice, but provides its own unique twist. The quirky restaurant requires an interesting journey to get there – you’ll need to get across the lagoon on a vaporetto. You’ll get off at Mazzorbo, and it’s here that you’ll find a high wall and a door. Go through the door and you’ll see a vineyard. It’s here that you’ll also find the restaurant.
The vineyard grows the dorona grape, which is an incredibly rare grape that nearly went extinct. Now, the restaurant offers an incredibly rare wine, and a menu that changes every single day. There’s a vegetable patch on the site where they grow their own ingredients, and the local fish is cooked to perfection. If you’re a fan of gourmet food and wine, this is ideal. This may be the only opportunity you get to try wines made of this incredibly rare grape.