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Where can I buy food during my stay?


Venice provides many mouth-watering opportunities for food shopping, even for the most experienced ‘foodies’ amongst us. Take a stroll around the open-air markets such as the world famous fruit, vegetable and fish markets at the Rialto as well as many of the delicatessens, smaller grocery stores, butchers, wine shops, bakeries and ice cream shops, each run with pride and a strong respect for tradition. Coffee and pastry shops prove perfect for a leisurely and indulgent breakfast and you may even catch sight of a boat or two selling fruit and vegetables to locals canalside. Join in and practice your Italian while getting to know more about some of the superb local delicacies on offer.

Below are details of some of the supermarkets and food stalls where you’ll be able to stock up on any essentials you may need during your holiday. Please note that shops usually close for the day at around 7:30/8:00 p.m. (and may be closed all day on Sundays) and that the opening times of the following supermarkets can be found within each apartment’s ‘VOV Apartment Information File’ and may be subject to change. Also bear in mind that a few of the supermarkets listed here can be easy to miss due to their discreet signage, so if in doubt, ask a local!

DORSODURO

San Barnaba fruit and vegetable boat

Punto Simply Supermarket  – Campo Santa Margherita (opposite Il Doge Ice-cream shop and next to the Margaret Duchamp bar).

Campo Santa Margherita also holds a fruit and vegetable stall and a fish stall on Tuesday-Saturday a.m.
A fruit and vegetable boat can also be found moored on the Rio Di San Barnaba, just to the side of Campo San Barnaba and next to the the Ponte Ai Pugni.
Convenient if staying at: the Ca’ Cerchieri Apartments, Palazzo Contarini Michiel, Ca’ Canaletto, Ca’ Barnaba , Ca’ Barnaba Terrace, Ca’ Meraviglia, Ca’ Accademia Terrace, Ca’ Carmini, Ca’ Dell’Artista,  Ca’ Elvira, Ca’ Degli Armeni, Ca’ Della Bottega, Ca’ Mainella, Ca’ Della Frutta, Ca’ Pantalon and Ca’ Delle Comari .

Zattere waterfront

Conad Supermarket – very near the San Basilio Vaporetto stop at the western end of the Zattere waterfront (Dorsoduro 1491/1492).
Convenient if staying at: Ca’ San Sebastiano, Ca’ Dello Squero,  Ca’ Dello Squero 2, Ca’ Degli Armeni, Ca’ del Rio, Ca’ Dell’Artista, Ca’ Canaletto, Ca’ Belle Arti, Ca’ Delle Fornace, Ca’ Accademia Terrace, Ca’ Delle Abate, Ca’ Dell’ Opera, Gondolieri, La Baruffa and Ca’ Dell’ Ulivo

 – Prix – Fondamenta Dei Cereri (Dorsoduro 2448). Open Mon-Sun 8.30 – 20.00
A small store, convenient if staying at:  Ca’ Carmini, Ca’ Degli Armeni, Ca’ Della Bottega

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Small Crai Supermarket close by the Accademia Bridge

SANTA CROCE

Coop Supermarket – Campo San Giacomo dell’ Orio (Santa Croce 1493)
Convenient if staying at: Ca’ Del Monastero 1, Ca’ Del Monastero 2, Ca’ Del Monastero 3, Ca’ Del Monastero 4, Ca’ Del Monastero 5, Ca’ Del Monastero 6, Ca’ Del Monastero7, Ca’ Del Monastero 8 and Ca’ Del Monastero 9


Coop Supermarket at Piazzale Roma



Coop Supermarket – Piazzale Roma (near the vaporetto stop) – Handy if you’re arriving in Venice by car or bus

Conad Supermarket – Fondamenta de Rio Marin o dei Garzotti (Santa Croce 892/B)
Convenient if staying at: Ca’ Del Monastero 1, Ca’ Del Monastero 2, Ca’ Del Monastero 3, Ca’ Del Monastero 4, Ca’ Del Monastero 5, Ca’ Del Monastero 6, Ca’ Del Monastero7, Ca’ Del Monastero 8 and Ca’ Del Monastero 9

SAN POLO

An area which is home to the world famous Rialto fish market (Pescheria), the fruit and vegetable market and the numerous specialist food shops which surround it.
Please note that the Rialto markets are open on Tuesday-Saturday (mornings) and are well worth a special trip from any part of the city.

Coop Supermarket – Ponte dei Meloni (quite near San Aponal at San Polo 1338a)
Convenient if staying at Ca’ San Polo

Conad Supermarket – near the Church of the Frari (Rio tera dei Frari – San Polo 2605/A  2605/B) Open Mon-Sat 8.00 – 20.008.00 – 20.00, Sun 9.00 – 20.00
Convenient if staying at:  Ca’ Dei Nomboli and Ca’ San Polo.

CRAI Cassa supermarket – Campo San Toma (on the corner between the church and the calle leading down towards the San Toma vaporetto stop – San Polo 2868) Open every day 8.00 – 20.30
 Convenient if staying at:   Ca’ Dei Nomboli and Ca’ San Polo.

CASTELLO

– Coop Supermarket (At the junction of Salizzada San Lio with Calle Del Mondo Novo).

Plus a handy fruit and vegetable stall nearby on Campo Santa Maria Formosa.
Convenient if staying at: Due Leoni

–  Coop Supermarket (Campo Santa Marina – Calle Marcello 5890)
Convenient if staying at: Ca’ Del Glicine

Punto Simply Supermarket – (Calle San Lorenzo – Castello 5065D)
Convenient if staying at: Ca’ San Lorenzo, Ca’ San Lorenzo 2, Ca’ Dei Greci and Ca’ Del Pittore and Ca’ Del Santo

Coop Supermarket – at the very end of Calle De La Capucine facing the Fondamente Nove on Venice’s northern waterfront (Castello 6576c)
 Convenient if staying at: Ca’ San Lorenzo and Ca’ San Lorenzo 2

Coop Supermarket – Via Garibaldi (Castello 1797)
 
Prix Supermarket – Calle Delle Ole, near Campo Ruga in the Sant’ Anna area, beyond the end of Via Garibaldi (Castello 304)
 
And at the end of Via Garibaldi, a boat selling fruit and vegetables and a fish stall



SAN MARCO

A number of smaller food shops are found in this district plus:

​-  Coop Supermarket  on Riva del Carbon
Convenient if staying at: Ca’ Rossini 1, Ca’ Rossini 2, Ca’ Remer, Ca’ Via Della Seta, Ca’ Regina 1, Ca’ Regina 2, Due Leoni, Colonnette and Ca’ Piazzetta


Despar Supermarket on Riva del Carbon (just a few steps from the Coop Supermarket mentioned above). 
Open every day 8.00 – 22.00
Convenient if staying at: Ca’ Rossini 1, Ca’ Rossini 2, Ca’ Remer, Ca’ Via Della Seta and Due Leoni

–  Punto Simply Supermarket on the site of the old Rossini Cinema opposite the Church of San Luca (just north of Campo Manin) and in between the Sant’ Angelo and Rialto vaporetto stops.
Convenient if staying at: Ca’ Malvasia, Ca’ Del Teatro, Ca’ Delle Luce, Ca’ Grassi 1, Ca’ Grassi 2, Ca’ Grassi 3, Ca’ Del Gabbiano, Ca’ Rossini 1, Ca’ Rossini 2, Palazzo Alverà, Ca’ Dei Colori 1, Ca’ del Mercante, Ca’ Duca Terrace, Ca’ Malipiero, Ca’ Remer, Ca’ Della Luce  and Ca’ Via Della Seta.

Bio Supermarket

– BIO Supermarket La Serenissima (4350 Corte Coppo, halfway between Piazza San Marco and La Fenice Theatre, behind Calle dei Fuseri)
Convenient if staying at: Ca’ Remer, Ca’ Rossini 1, Ca’ Rossini 2, Ca’ Via Della Seta and Ca’ Ragionati

 
Also worth noting is the newly opened ‘T Fondaco Dei Tedeschi luxury department store (opening hours October-March: 9:30am – 7:30pm, April-September: 9:30am – 9:30pm) on the San Marco side of the Rialto Bridge.

You may also find the following supermarkets in Castello handy:

– Coop Supermarket (At the junction of Salizzada San Lio with Calle Del Mondo Novo)

Plus a handy fruit and vegetable stall nearby on Campo Santa Maria Formosa.
Convenient if staying at: Due Leoni

–  Coop Supermarket (Campo Santa Marina)
Convenient if staying at: Ca’ Del Glicine

–  Or those supermarkets found across the Grand Canal in the Dorsoduro/San Polo districts.

CANNAREGIO

Coop Supermarket – (Strada Nuova/San Felice – Cannaregio 3660)
Convenient if staying at: Ca’ Tintoretto, Ca’ Bembo, Ca’ Del Glicine, Ca’ Giulia, Varoter, Drapier, Tagiapiera, Sensale and Saoner.


Organic vegetable shop – selling products from the Venetian Island of Sant’ Erasmo (and located just by Osteria ‘Ai Osti’ in little Campiello Testori between Campo Santa Sofia and Campo San Felice on the Strada Nova – Cannaregio 3818)
Convenient if staying at: Ca’ Tintoretto, Ca’ Bembo, Ca’ Del Glicine, Ca’ Giulia, Varoter, Drapier, Tagiapiera, Sensale and Saoner.

Coop Supermarket – (Rio Tera dei Francheschi/Rio Tera Santi Apostoli – Cannaregio 4612)
Convenient if staying at: Ca’ Bembo, Ca’ Del Glicine and Ca’ Giulia


Conad Supermarket – (Sant’Alvise – Cannaregio 3027/M)


– Prix Supermarket (easy to miss but found along the narrow Calle Longo off the Fondamenta Della Misericordia) address: Cannaregio 2592
Convenient if staying at: Ca’ Tintoretto

Coop Supermarket – (Calle de l’Anconeta – Cannaregio 1976) small supermarket close to the Venice Casinò.

Despar Supermarket (within the beautiful ‘Teatro Italia’ in Campiello de l’Anconeta, just north of the San Marcuola vaporetto stop). Open Mon-Sun 8.00 – 21.00


There are also fruit and vegetable stalls on Rio Tera San Leonardo and a fish stall to the side of the Guglie Bridge on the Fondamenta de Cannaregio, Mon-Sat a.m. (no fish on Mondays).

GIUDECCA

Coop Supermarket – (Giudecca 484 – Corti Grandi/Calle de la Scuole – just inland from the Palanca Vaporetto stop)


– Prix – Giudecca 203A – Fondamenta San Giacomo (a few steps west of the Church of the Redentore and the Redentore Vaporetto stop)
Convenient if staying at: Ca’ Redentore 4, Capannone Del Redentore



2 thoughts on “Where can I buy food during my stay?

  1. Wonderful to have all this information thank you! Could you do a post on recommendations for lunch close to the churches, galleries and museums please?

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