When you’re ready for a change from Venice’s seafood-dominated restaurants, La Zucca provides a welcome respite with an innovative menu of classic Italian dishes along with plenty of light, vegetarian-friendly flavours. Located on a quiet canal in Venice’s San Polo district, savour in La Zucca delicious and affordable dishes such as their pumpkin and seasoned ricotta quiche and fresh homemade pasta with radicchio and eggplant. Meat-lovers never fear, as there are plenty of meat dishes on the menu such as the heavenly roast duck with apple and calvados. The wood-paneled space is warm and welcoming, where bench-style seating creates more of a communal atmosphere. There are several outdoor canal-side tables on offer too, however these tend to book out early during the summer months. Closed on Sundays. Bookings advised.