Osteria Bancogiro – Venice

We drifted into this ancient building to shelter from the rain and have a drink. We then saw the staff lovingly preparing beautiful dishes of ripe cheeses and smoked duck salads and stayed to eat from the full menu ! Four partners run this excellent new Venice restaurant right beside the Rialto food markets. The upstairs dining room is a beautiful stone and brick medieval vault. Much, much better than some of the restaurants we saw recommended in the guide books !