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What Venice lacks in culinary diversity, it makes up for in quality. Chinese and Indian restaurants have a token presence, but really, Venice is a place to go for excellent seafood and good Northern italian cooking. Once the crowded capital of the Adriatic, the city's population has been in decline for centuries. The local food industry is the product of ongoing local efforts, some of which are reviving, but still a minority among the flood of the tourist-driven restaurants. The transient population of Venice numbers in the millions every year, and are to credit for the thriving of the city's best restaurants. Cichetti, the city's traditional tapas-like bar snacks, are regaining in popularity, but many local culinary craftsmen have gone out of business in the past few years, including most of the fresh pasta makers.
I have written about food in and near Venice on a number of occasions in the past. Read more of my writings about Venetian food.
Venice Food links