Want to avoid a shock lunch bill in Venice? Follow our guide to great value, traditional trattorie and bars close to the city’s biggest tourist draws
Venice is notoriously difficult for finding reasonably priced restaurants serving good food. The cheap eats challenge only increases when you find yourself at lunchtime at one of its most popular attractions. But hidden down a side street there is always the chance to come upon a traditional bacaro bar serving bite-sized cicchetti and panini, or a classic trattoria whose dish of the day is a steaming plate of pasta topped with a simple but tasty ragù.