Restaurant Hostaria da Franz takes its name from Franz Habeler, a young Austro-Hungarian army soldier who adopted Venice as his home, served fish and wine he bought from local farmers and fishermen. After 30 years in the original establishment in Biennale area the Gasparini family are transferred in a new place in Arsenale much more in center town but in the same time in a not tourist area. Today, Hostaria da Franz has become one of the most famous seafood restaurants in Venice, signaled by the best gastronomical guides, where chef Gianfranco and his son Maurizio prepare delicious freed seafood delicacies. The ambience is elegant and romantic,very high service level. Very big choice of traditional plates and some propose of the chef. Pasta,desserts and brad for the cheeses are home made. The wine list propose the best italian labels. It's pretty easy to come from St.Mark Square (5 min.) walking following Riva degli Schiavoni. We suggest to make your reservation especially for dinner.