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Toast the Tide at Piazza San Marco

Toast the Tide at Piazza San Marco

This month, our central restaurant La Piazza has transformed into Piazza San Marco,* the iconic square in the heart of Venezia known for its sweeping marble columns, surrounding palaces, and winged lion (a symbol of San Marco and the city itself). Toast the tide over a Venetian aperitivo!

A well-loved ritual in Venezia, aperitivo is the perfect way to begin your meal. In the original Piazza San Marco, friends and family meet before to enjoy pre-dinner drinks and bites. As the Italian say, "L'appetito vien mangiando," or "Appetite comes with eating."

Take in the sights and sounds of our own Piazza San Marco as you enjoy a traditional Venetian aperitivo of cicchetti and spritz! Ranging from mixed olives to fresh cheeses, cicchetti are small plates enjoyed with a Venetian Spritz, a sparkling cocktail made with Prosecco, Select Aperitivo, and a splash of soda water.

And don't miss the weekly Acqua Alta Specials! In Venezia, when the tide is especially high, the streets of the island city are flooded with high lagoon water — acqua alta. The Venetians are used to it, though, and it’s almost fun to tread the passarelle (pop-up elevated walkways) across Piazza San Marco. There's low risk of acqua alta during your trip, but we can promise the below specials!


Monday-Thursday, 5-8 P.M.
Complimentary cicchetti with every bottle of wine

Half off sparkling wine by the glass

$5 housemade beers
$8 growlers with a $35 food purchase
Hourly brewery tours

Great wines, crazy prices!

Venetian Spritz Cocktail Party with Select Aperitivo:
Giveaways, live music, guest partenders, and more

Explore the menu at Piazza San Marco, and plan your Venetian aperitivo!

*Pigeons not included.


Learn more about how we're celebrating Venezia all month long here!