Trattoria Altanella has been run by the Stradella family for four generations and was established in 1889 when great-grandfather Nane opened an osteria in Calle delle Erbe, later called Altanella because of the beautiful garden on the water.
Here you can enjoy classic Venetian dishes, enriched over time by family recipes including: grandmother Irma’s potato gnocchi with cuttlefish ink, mother Paola’s fillet of S. Piero alla ‘Nane’ and Stefano’s monkfish alla ‘Irma’, the last cook in the family for the time being.
The restaurant has always been a destination for personalities from the worlds of art, literature and international politics, including Gabriele D’Annunzio, who dined here with his companions, Ernest Hemingway, Renato Guttuso and Luigi Nono before leaving for the famous ‘Beffa di Buccari’ (Buccari Hoax).
Even today it is still frequented by personalities and celebrities who appreciate the true, typically Venetian atmosphere maintained with love and passion by Gianni and Roberto.
Wed – Sun 12.30am – 2.30pm, 7pm – 9.30pm
Calle de le Erbe, 268, 30133 Venice, Italy