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Refined Culinary Experiences


Venice is famous not only for its fine art, scenic vistas, and charming way of life, but also for its cuisine, and with a noteworthy selection of restaurants, cocktail lounges, and culinary school, The Gritti Palace raises the bar with the food and drink experience in the lagoon city. Local and seasonal ingredients and Venetian tradition are elaborated upon in Executive Chef Daniele Turco’s delicious recipes, which may be savored either on The Gritti Terrace, or immersed in the romantic and elegant setting of Club del Doge Restaurant. Visitors with a passion for cooking and enology may also take the opportunity to learn the secrets to Venetian cuisine and participate in wine tastings at The Gritti Epicurean School. Home to some of Venice's best cocktails, champagne, and premium labels, the Longhi Bar and its Riva Lounge Grand Canal extension are the reign of Bar Manager and master mixologist Cristiano Luciani. Charged with vibe, these iconic social hubs are preferred stops.

Club Del Doge Restaurant

Club del Doge Restaurant


Celebrating Venetian culinary traditions, the dining experience at this restaurant is a tasteful one of infinite facets. Beautifully restored by Venetian artisans, the ambiance is elegant with glorious water views from the Grand Canal.

7:30 AM-11:00 AM, 12:00 PM-2:30 PM, 7:00 PM-10:30 PM
Terrace with tables and chairs set throughout next to water.

The Gritti Terrace


Enjoy al fresco dining at its best on Venice's Grand Canal. The Gritti Terrace is the go-to place for an indulgent lunch, classic light snacks, a leisurely afternoon tea, seasonal Bellini cocktails, or for unwinding with a refreshing glass of champagne.

12:00 PM-10:30 PM
Bar Longhi

Bar Longhi


Renowned for its elegant décor and convivial barmen, Bar Longhi truly delights with its selection of classic and craft cocktails, premium spirits and bespoke Martini Trolley. Enjoy Bar Manager Cristiano Luciani's signature wild fennel martini variation.

11:00 AM-1:00 AM
Riva Lounge

Riva Lounge


With its outdoor setting on The Gritti Terrace, the Riva Lounge is the epitome of Italian style, notable for its exceptional hospitality and after dinner cocktail culture. Its stylish design is tailored around the materials used in the iconic Riva Yacht.

11:00 AM-1:00 AM
The Gritti Epicurean School

The Gritti Epicurean School


Experience hands-on cooking classes conducted by Executive chef Daniele Turco and Sous-chef Franco Sanna. Private cooking lessons, chef-table style dinners, and wine-tasting with Sommelier Sandro Chinellato are also offered.

11:00 AM-11:30 PM

Executive Chef

Daniele Turco

Executive Chef Daniele Turco displays a love of his Venice's culinary heritage in his award-winning dishes. A man of countless innovations and enormous vision, Chef Turco’s motto is: “To combine without ever covering up”. This means the singular flavors of the fish, meat or vegetables are presented with condiments and sauces surrounding them so guests can choose to merge them as they wish. Venetian cuisine reflects the cultural influence of those who over the centuries have passed through the city and left their mark on its food scene. And while Chef Turco's gastronomy is rooted to Venetian heritage, extensive travel and stints working abroad in locations as diverse as Malta, Sicily, Turkey and Morocco have led to him incorporating new gastronomic stimuli into his culinary repertoire. These days he continues his quest for gastronomic enlightenment while ensuring his cuisine offers a fresh interpretation of popular traditional dishes.

Executive Chef Daniele Turco

Club del Doge Restaurant

Our Concept

Separate menus for lunch and dinner ensure the Club del Doge's culinary experience is always a voyage of discovery. At lunch, which tends to be a more informal affair, guests are encouraged to share dishes, including the restaurant's signature risotto and fresh seafood platters. As the sun sets the lights are lowered and the atmosphere changes. The dinner menu elegantly weaves time-honored dishes with culinary innovations.

Tables prepared for diners at Club del Doge Restaurant
A Waterfront Experience on the Gritti Terrace

Breakfast at the Gritti Palace

Savour a delicious breakfast at The Gritti Palace overlooking the Grand Canal on our exclusive terrace (weather permitting). Taste home-made delicacies and watch the sun rise over the Lagoon sipping the typical Italian Espresso. Admire the traditional gondolas pass by from the windows for an exclusive waterfront experience to please your palate. Enjoy a tasty american breakfast buffet with Italian specialties or choose your pancakes and egg dishes from our à la carte menu. Start your day in the best way and begin exploring La Serenissima.

The Gritti Terrace

Canal-Side Terrace Dining

Observe the Venetian water life and sleek gondolas glide by while enjoying a light lunch, informal snacks, and refreshing drinks from noon until 6 p.m.

Terrace seating with a view of Gondolas being used on the Grand Canal.

The Gritti Epicurean School

Since 1949 gastronomy has played an important role in the history of The Gritti Palace. Its culinary school, a legacy since 1975, is no exception. Now a refined version of its iconic self, The Gritti Epicurean School is a warm, country-style kitchen where guests may immerse themselves in Venetian culinary traditions, learn exceptional Venetian recipes, discover seasonal products from the Venetian lagoon and savour the culinary creations of Executive Chef Daniele Turco. The kitchen’s intimate atmosphere also lends itself perfectly for Chef’s Table-style dinners, wine or food tastings, and informal private dinners.

Chef's Table

Start your evening with a refined apertif followed by live cooking by the chef. Bring exclusive recipes back home with The Gritti Epicurean School's special recipe book. Enjoy an exclusive epicurean experience in good company: friends and loved ones, an unexpected gathering for selected clients, or a team building with colleagues. The night begins with a welcome aperitif with the Chef and indigenous treats of Prosecco and cicchetti and it ends with a small token to all participants: our signature apron and the recipes of the culinary creations.

Long wooden table surrounded by chairs and prepared for a meal.

Cooking Classes

Indigenous Classes

In this half-day class, you'll learn an exciting introduction into Italian cooking and how to cook an exquisite three-course dinner using local ingredients.

Cooking utensils hung from the well behind a counter topped with assorted food products.

In this half-day class Executive Chef, Daniele Turco, will give you an exciting introduction to Italian cooking and show you how to cook an exquisite three course dinner using local ingredients, an essential part of Venetian Cuisine. Classes require a minimum of 2 participants but are also ideal for team building, spouse programs with a maximum attendance of 8 people. The Private Cooking Classes are twice a month and are available on a request basis. A 72 hour advance reservation is kindly required.


3-hour cooking class and an introduction to Italian ingredients and recipes
3 course Venetian lunch in the Epicurean School
Ingredients and wine


Every Monday and Saturday, from 9:30am to 1.30pm. Black-out Dates 2023: April 10th, May 13th, July 15th, September 2-4-9, December 25th.

Price per person - €280.00

Price includes VAT and service and may vary according to the number of participants

Half-Day Classes

Guests' day begins with a tour of the Rialto Market, one of the oldest in Italy, where they learn more about local products and how to choose them.

Long wooden table in the Gritti kitchen prepared for a meal.

Guests day being with a tour of the Rialto Market, one of the oldest in Italy, where they learn more about local products, seasonality and how to choose and select them. Then, another indigenous experience awaits: the typical Venetian aperitivo with cicchetti at a traditional Bacaro. Afterwards, guests head back to the Epicurean Cooking School for the cooking lesson. Half-day classes are held twice a month and are available on a request basis as well. Discover the calendar for the upcoming half-day classes. Note: classes require a minimum of 2 participants, with a maximum 8.


1-hour tour at the Rialto Market
3-hour cooking class and an introduction to Italian ingredients and recipes
3-course Venetian lunch in the Epicurean School
All ingredients and wine


From Tuesday to Friday, from 9:30am, including lunch. Black-out dates 2023: April 25th, May 11-12, June 2nd, August 15th and 30-31, September 1-5-6-7-8, November 1st and 21st, December 8th and 26th

Price per person - €360.00

Price includes VAT and service and may vary according to the number of participants

Three-Day Program

A three-day program with visit to the local Rialto Market, an indigenous Venetian Aperitivo at a local bacaro and more to learn how to prepare a dinner with handpicked local ingredients.

Red wine being poured into stemware next to an already full glass of white wine.
Stay & Cook

A three-day program with visit to the local Rialto Market, an indigenous Venetian Aperitivo at a local bacaro and more to learn how to prepare a dinner with hand picked local ingredients. Discover the calendar for the upcoming three-day programs. Note: classes require a minimum of 2 participants, with a maximum of 8. 

Day One

  • 6 pm | Welcome Cocktails in The Epicurean School with Executive Chef Daniele Turco for a course overview
  • 7:30 pm | Dinner at Club del Doge with a tailor-made menu by the Chef

Day Two

  • Morning, From 9 am | Visit to the Rialto Market with the Chef
  • 11 am | Basic preparation and cooking techniques lesson, followed by hands-on lesson with the ingredients purchased at the Market
  • 1:30 pm | Lunch at The Gritti Epicurean School with the prepared dishes

Day Three

  • Morning from 9 am | Cooking session, choosing between one of the following options: Venetian cicchetti, a dessert from the Veneto region, or Bar Longhi's signature soufflé
  • Lunch at leisure and afternoon departure

From euro 1.130  per room per night in double occupancy

  • Two-night stay in a Venetian Double room (based on two people sharing) with daily breakfast
  • Welcome Cocktail
  • Dinner in Club del Doge with tailor-made Chef menu and wine
  • Rialto Market visit
  • Cicchetto tasting in Venetian bacaro
  • 1 four-hour cooking session with dinner in The Gritti Epicurean School
  • 1 three-hour cooking session
  • The Gritti Epicurean School Apron and recipes

* Available to guests of The Gritti Palace already booked under other rate plans at a supplement of euro 750 per person.

Wine Tastings

Join us for exclusive wine tastings lead by our Head Sommelier Sandro Chinellato. Learn more about different wine regions and taste some of Italy's finest wines. Choose to try wines from the Tre Venezie Collection, the Amarone Vertical Tasting, an Italian selection & vintage or the Italian Iconic Bubbles.

Head Sommelier Sandro Chinellato.


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Ristorante Quadri

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Harry's Bar

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Ristorante Da Ivo

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Trattoria Da Arturo

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The Gritti Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Venice