Expensive Restaurants

Ristorante Quadri

This is the upstairs part of the Gran Caffè Quadri and the only fine dining restaurant in St. Mark’s Square.  The food is described as a contemporary interpretation of age old Venetian and Italian dishes with an emphasis on fish sourced daily from the Rialto market. The restaurant room itself is Venetian in inspiration and has views down onto St. Mark’s Square.  The restaurant (and the rest of the Gran Caffe Quadri) is owned by the Alajmo family from nearby Padua.  The menu was created by Max Alajmo, who was awarded three Michelin stars at the family restaurant in Padua, at the age of 28, which was an incredible achievement.  Max Alajmo supervises this restaurant and the day to day chef here was awarded his first Michelin star in 2012.

A three course dinner will cost at least €160 per person, excluding wine.  There are also tasting menus available, costing €200 and €235 per person.

Opening times:

Tuesday to Sunday
12.30pm to 2.30pm
7.30pm to 10.30pm

Closest vaporetto stop:

San Marco or San Zaccaria.

How to get there:

In St. Mark’s Square with your back to the Basilica, the Gran Caffè Quadri is on your right, more than halfway down the square.


Gran Caffè Quadri
Piazza San Marco 121
30124 Venice

Phone number:

+39 041 522 2105

Email address:

info@caffequadri.it (you can also make a reservation online)