Maybe it’s because of the panorama from the terrace taking in Punta della Dogana, the Basilica della Salute, the island of San Giorgio and the island of Giudecca with Le Zitelle and the church of the Redentore; maybe it’s because of the spectacle of the light in every season and every moment of the day, but everyone coming here, whether for a snack or for a romantic dinner, has fallen under the fascination of this outdoor space unique in the world. In short, this terrace both lively and intimate, both elegant and casual, both romantic and institutional, is home to all the opposites which come together here and merge. There is something magical here, like life itself. The terrace lives on and is nourished by the life of Venice – the Carnival, the fireworks of the Redentore, the Film Festival, the Regata Storica, the Campiello Prize, the exhibitions at the Palazzo Grassi, the important initiatives at the Venetian museums and concerts at the La Fenice Theatre… they are all opportunities to meet new and old acquaintances, enjoy the flavours of Venetian cuisine and fall ever more in love with Venice. Being a guest on the terrace means much more than just entering an excellent restaurant, it means being Venetian and living Venice from its most intimate depths. Here you can enjoy being pampered and experiencing the pleasure of flavours you will never find elsewhere… from the “legendary” terrace to “legendary” recipes. At the Grand Canal Restaurant you can enjoy the typical dishes of Venetian tradition, expressed with maximum taste and harmony. The décor and impeccable service create a particular and pleasant atmosphere, a feeling of warmth in a unique context where every moment becomes precious and unique. At the Grand Canal Restaurant, you can find an international clientèle, but also the Venetians themselves who choose this elegant restaurant for its excellent cuisine. Particular attention is focussed on the delicacies of the sea and vegetables whose freshness is crucial to prepare the typical dishes of the local cuisine. In every season, quality is accompanied by meticulous discreet service sensitive to your special requests. The Grand Canal Restaurant looks out directly over the Grand Canal to combine the pleasures of the palate with an evocative view over the Venice lagoon. Your dinner on the terrace is a truly unforgettable experience in all seasons, even the coldest, thanks to the outdoor heaters. Our staff will be happy to help you choose the best dish related to any specific food allergy or intollerance issue. Our staff is well trained and we hope we will find the best way to satisfay you and also meet your specific needs. The Grand Canal Restaurant require for dinner a Casual Elegant clothing (no shorts) to provide to all our guests a correct and elegant culinary experience.