|Gina, Scarlett and hundreds of others|
Combine those elements with a sophisticated restaurant Caffe Florian which serves some of the best cuisine in Venice (of which there really isn't a ton, unless you loooove cuttlefish), albeit a tad pricey.
While the nearly 300-year-old restaurant has an indoor and outdoor section, you would be best served to sit outdoors, weather permitting, and enjoy the cool shade while listening the sounds of the live orchestra.
|Our Florian waiters|
Starting at about 11:00 a.m. and ending sometime after dark, this restaurant will charge about €6.00 per person supplement to listen to the music. If that is too steep for your liking, standing on the outskirts of the tables is perfectly acceptable.
We came here two or three days in a row, for breakfast and lunch. The white jacket-clad waiters whirl around the tables and diners, presenting your meals in grand fashion.
Each is presented on a silver tray with a delicate carafe of water, intricate Florian logos are emblazoned on napkins, tea cups, tray liner, and even the sugar packets. It's a bid like stepping into the past... think something like Midnight in Paris, uh, in Venice.
We tried the cheese quiche ("Sfogliata Formaggi") and ham sandwich, which were both perfectly prepared and presented. Of course, we also had cappuccinos which were tasty and expertly frothed. I think we ordered somewhere between four and six of them, one right after the next.
Regardless of whether you choose to dine morning, noon or night, Caffe Florian is a must while in Venice.
Caffe Florian | Piazza San Marco, 56 30124 Venice, Italy | www.caffeflorian.com