Expensive Restaurants

Harry’s Bar

The story of how this bar was set up is a heart warming one, of how Giuseppe Cipriani, loaned money to an American called Harry Pickering, who had fallen out with his wealthy family.  In 1931, Harry Pickering resurfaced in the bar of the Hotel Monaco where Giuseppe worked as a barman and repaid the money together with a handsome uplift.  He encouraged Giuseppe to open up his own bar to serve the wealthy visitors to Venice and Harry’s Bar was born.

The bellini cocktail (prosecco and fresh peach juice) was invented here by Giuseppe Cipriani and can of course be enjoyed here today.  A wide range of cocktails can be had here, along with classic Italian dishes.

Type of food:

Extensive menu.

Typical prices:

Expect to pay around €50 for a main course such as fillet of sole or a rib-eye steak.

Opening times:

Daily, 10.30am to 11pm. Last orders 10.45pm.

Closest vaporetto stop:

San Marco

How to get there:

If you get off the vaporetto no. 1, it is the grey building on the corner and has “Harry’s Bar” on the window.


Calle Vallaresso 1323
San Marco
30124 Venice

Phone number:

+39 041 52 85 777

Email address: