Venissa Wine Resort (VE)
Venissa Wine Resort is a gourmet paradise overlooking the ancient Church of St. Michael the Archangel, in the island of Mazzorbo in the Venice Lagoon, of which today remains the fourteenth-century bell tower, surrounded by picturesque vineyards and botanic gardens.
The estate, opened in 2010 after an extensive restoration undertook by the Bisol family, includes a 1-Michelin star restaurant, Venissa, a more informal restaurant called Osteria Contemporanea and a 5-room boutique-hotel. In Burano, the Bisol family has also recently restored some of the lovely, traditional colored houses, creating 13 design studio apartments.
The cuisine of the Resort is led by chef Francesco Brutto, internationally famous for his courageous and instinctive “touch”, who coordinates a team of young and talented team that proposes very creative dishes, beautiful as modern paintings, which are based on a superb selection of the best local ingredients.
Inspired by products sourced from the Lagoon, Sant’Erasmo island and the vegetable garden of Venissa, that includes more than 22 types of rare, aromatic herbs, the menu is conceived to make you experience the true flavors of “Native Venice”.
Where: Mazzorbo, one of the most authentic and less touristy Venice islands, connected to Burano by a bridge
When: Venissa Restaurant is open from April till October; whilst Osteria Contemporanea is open all year long
Why: a former medieval rural estate, the Resort is a unique place to experience the avant-garde cuisine of chef Francesco Brutto and taste the white wine Venissa, one of the most exclusive in the world characterized by a hand-made gold-leaf label and produced from the the famous Dorona grape, the only vineyard native of Venice, that has been recently rediscovered and thus “recovered” by the Bisol Family
How: if you fancy a sophisticated gourmet experience, book the table overlooking the tower bell at Venissa restaurant or, if you feel like enjoying a more traditional experience, stop by the Osteria for some fish cicchetti (local tapas) and homemade pasta dishes. After lunch, enjoy a walk in Mazzorbo or in the nearby colorful Burano.
Venissa Wine Resort
Fondamenta di Santa Caterina
30170 Mazzorbo, Venezia
+39 041 5272281
Tasting Menu: from 110 € (5 courses) + 60 € with wine pairing
First courses from € 27
Second courses from € 29
Water taxi transfer (from Ca’ Noghera or Zattere) is included in the 7 courses menu for 150 € + 80 € with wine pairing
Cicchetti (tapas/appetizers): 15 – 22 €
First courses: 16 – 25 €
Second courses: 18 – 27 €
Tasting Menus: from 60 € + 18 € with wine pairing
Water taxi transfer (from Ca’ Noghera or Zattere) 80 €
Rooms starting from 130 € with gourmet breakfast included