Between getting lost in the labyrinth, fighting seagulls in St. Mark’s Square, hearing “Ciao, Venezia” from a crooning gondolier, stopping for an Aperol spritz and marveling at the architecture, a trip to Venice, Italy, is always a good time.

If you find yourself sick of buying Venetian masks (don’t be fooled into buying the cheap made-from-China version!), suddenly famished, but still wanting to explore, where do you go?

Dal Moro’s

My takeaway of choice is Dal Moro’s. The lines can be long, so hopefully by the time you figure out how to get here, everyone else will have already ordered. Fresh pasta in a to-go box that’s recommended to be eaten right away, a plastic fork and a little bottle of wine. Enough said.

After you’ve consumed all the wine and Aperol spritz you can handle and you’re looking for a different drink, try a Sgroppino. A refreshing concoction of lemon sorbet, vodka and Prosseco, it can be consumed between courses as a palate cleanser or as a dessert.


Though simple, these two Venice must-haves always make for fun stops!