The perfect pre- and post-Biennale lunch spot

Hostaria Da Franz in Castello, I never miss eating lunch here, it is the perfect place to pause after visiting the Giardini or Arsenale. It is a family-run trattoria where we have enjoyed lovely evenings with our artists too on many occasions over the years.

Hostaria da Franz Venice
Hostaria da Franz Venice

Restaurant Hostaria da Franz takes its name from Franz Habeler, a young Austro-Hungarian army soldier who adopted Venice as his home, served fish and wine he bought from local farmers and fishermen. After 30 years in the original establishment in Biennale area the Gasparini family are transferred in a new place in Arsenale.

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