11 Best Rooftop Restaurants In Venice, Italy - Updated 2024

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Ryan Joshua
Ryan Joshua 
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Known for its cobble-lined alleys, old buildings, historic monuments, and having boats on canals as one of the main modes of transportation, the city of Venice is indeed one of the most sought-after places to visit not only in Italy but in the whole of Europe as well. The city offers a unique yet uniquely Italian experience for everyone visiting, as it boasts many great castle hotels. The best way to see the city is from one of the best rooftop restaurants and bars, especially those that are located near the sea and along the canals and in historic hotels. Spend the night with your family and friends at one of the best rooftop restaurants in Venice, Italy.

1. 28.5 Rooftop

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Perched atop a building boasting over a century’s legacy, this rooftop restaurant unveils an unmatched panorama of Venice and Lido di Venezia. Seamlessly blending contemporary chic with timeless charm, this rooftop bar is more than a visual treat. It’s a culinary journey with its sophisticated menu of dishes and assorted beverages.

Beyond gastronomy, this restaurant thrums with life, hosting everything from pulsating DJ nights to intimate business meets. As the sea sparkles below and Venice’s mystique surrounds, this place emerges as a haven where moments aren’t just captured—they’re treasured.

28.5 Rooftop

Address: Gran Viale Santa Maria Elisabetta, 28 30126 Venice Lido - Italy

Website: 28.5 Rooftop

Opening hours: 6:30pm - 12am (daily)

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2. Rooftop Terrace at Ca‘Sagredo Hotel

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Nestled atop the illustrious Ca’ Sagredo Hotel, a 15th-century National Monument, Rooftop Terrace at Ca‘Sagredo Hotel promises an unparalleled experience. Overlooking the iconic Grand Canal, patrons are treated to a diverse menu from classic Venetian spritz to innovative fruit cocktails, echoing the natural ethos of Mercati di Rialto.

Open from May to October, 5pm to 8pm, it’s a haven where history and modernity converge. As you sip on your aperitif, let the mesmerizing views of the canal and historic market transport you through time, evoking Venice’s timeless allure.

Rooftop Terrace at Ca‘Sagredo Hotel

Address: Cl. Seconda del Cristo, 3935, 30121 Venezia VE, Italy

Website: Rooftop Terrace at Ca‘Sagredo Hotel

Opening hours: 5pm - 8pm (daily) May to October

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3. Skyline Rooftop Bar

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One of the most fabulous rooftop bars in Venice is Skyline Rooftop Bar. Situated at the top of Hilton Molino Stucky Venice, the rooftop bar offers breathtaking skyline views that originate from Canale Giudecca down to Piazza San Marco. Skyline Rooftop Bar is known for its stylish yet comfy ambiance that features several lounge sofas, bar stools, and tables that are placed right at the edge of the building. Enjoy refreshing cocktails from different parts with the city that are best partnered with the most amazing dishes and salads in Italy. Have fun with your family and friends with live music and DJs performing on the terrace and at the side of one of the world’s most gorgeous rooftop infinity pools.

Skyline Rooftop Bar

Address: Giudecca, 810, 30133 Venezia VE, Italy

Website: Skyline Rooftop Bar

Opening hours: 12pm - 1am (daily)

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4. Restaurant Terrazza Danieli

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Just a few meters away from the historic St. Mark’s Square is the sophisticated Hotel Danieli, where you can find Restaurant Terrazza Danieli on its top floor. This restaurant on a terrace in Venice is a very romantic and cozy rooftop bar and restaurant offering a very amazing view of the whole of Venice, especially with its crystal-clear lagoon. Experience a once-in-a-lifetime authentic Italian fine dining experience for lunch and dinner every day of the year. Make your dining experience even better as you eat out on their terrace during the warmer months. They also serve refreshing drinks, delicious cocktails, aperitifs, and a wide array of martinis in a sophisticated and luxurious manner.

Restaurant Terrazza Danieli

Address: Riva degli Schiavoni, 4196, 30122 Venezia VE, Italy

Website: Restaurant Terrazza Danieli

Opening hours: 12pm - 3pm, 7pm - 10:30pm (daily)

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5. Sagra Rooftop Restaurant

If you are looking for a rooftop restaurant with a view of Venice, look no further! See the whole of Venice in a stunning 360-degree panoramic view from Sagra Rooftop Restaurant. Named after a famous food festival in the city called “Sagra”, their extensive menu offers the best of Italy when it comes to food. From the mountains of Piedmont to the shores of Napoli, guests will surely love dining in this restaurant, especially with the splendid views you get to see as you eat. Make sure to try their amberjack crudo, mozzarella with aubergines, and the world-famous fassone beef.

Sagra Rooftop Restaurant

Address: Isola Delle Rose Laguna Di, 30133 Venezia VE, Italy

Website: Sagra Rooftop Restaurant

Opening hours: 9am - 11pm (daily)

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6. Settimo Cielo

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Settimo Cielo is not only known to be one of the most spectacular bars in Venice but is also the highest rooftop terrace in the whole city. Get to enjoy a very hearty breakfast or a refreshing cocktail overlooking the great views of the city and the lagoon. However, you only get to have access to the spectacular rooftop bar if you have a room at the five-star hotel Bauer Palazzo. This also means that spending your time here in Settimo Cielo guarantees your privacy.

Settimo Cielo

Address: S. Marco, 3470, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

Website: Settimo Cielo

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7. Top of the Carlton Sky Lounge and Restaurant

Spend your afternoons and evenings with utmost sophistication as you drink a refreshing cocktail and have a delightful dinner in one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in Venice. Climb up to this gorgeous restaurant near Grand Canal, Venice, where you will surely feel like you are in the clouds. Sip refreshing cocktails and taste delectable Venetian dishes made from the best and the freshest ingredients. Enjoy your experience at Top of the Carlton Sky Lounge and Restaurant especially as you dine, drink, and have fun overlooking the Grand Canal and the amazing old buildings around it.

Top of the Carlton Sky Lounge and Restaurant

Address: Santa Croce 578, Venice, Italy

Website: Top of the Carlton Sky Lounge and Restaurant

Opening hours: 12pm - 9pm (daily)

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8. Altana T-Rooftop 12.24

You should definitely try having dinner on a rooftop in Venice, and the best place to do it is at one of the “altana”, a wooden terrace that can be found in almost all Venetian buildings that offer a very refreshing and relaxing experience especially during summer. Experience dining in Venice the traditional way at Altana T-Rooftop in Splendid Venice Star Hotels. They have their very own altana that offers one of the best views of the city that is even better with the amazing dishes that they serve.

Altana T-Rooftop 12.24

Address: San Marco Mercerie, 760, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

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9. L’Alcova Restaurant (Rooftop Terrace)

Be amazed by the splendid panoramic views from the terrace of the L'Alcova Restaurant. Get to try traditional Venetian dishes that are served with the best wines from different parts of Italy while overlooking the majestic Grand Canal. The fabulous interiors of the restaurant go well with the water and Rialto Market in front of it. In fact, this amazing location has inspired their chef to craft the best dish made from the best and the freshest ingredients, combined with their expertise when it comes to the kitchen.

L’Alcova Restaurant (Rooftop Terrace)

Address: Campo Santa Sofia, 4198/99, 30121 Venezia VE, Italy

Website: L’Alcova Restaurant

Opening hours: 12pm - 2:30pm, 3pm - 6pm, 7pm - 10pm (daily)

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10. Hotel Locanda Vivaldi - Rooftop Restaurant

Offering direct views of the amazing Grand Canal and a very strategic location near the San Marco Square and other landmarks in the city, you surely won’t want to miss dining at Hotel Locanda Vivaldi - Rooftop Restaurant. With its extensive menu, mouthwatering dishes, refreshing drinks, and unbeatable views, Hotel Locanda Vivaldi - Rooftop Restaurant truly offers a very unique Venetian dining experience.

Hotel Locanda Vivaldi - Rooftop Restaurant

Address: Riva degli Schiavoni, 4150/52, 30122 Venezia VE, Italy

Website: Hotel Locanda Vivaldi - Rooftop Restaurant

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11. De Pisis Restaurant

Editor’s note: establishment is permanently closed

If you are looking for a place to have the best dinner in Venice, look no further! Experience a very luxurious and romantic dining ambiance with great food at De Pisis Restaurant. Located right at the heart of Venice, the restaurant offers a breathtaking view of the Grand Canal and the church of Santa Maria Della Salute nearby. Enjoy a very amazing dining experience, especially with their menu that features a fusion of the authentic Venetian and Mediterranean dishes. Get to try their amazing fusion dishes as you dine right in their exclusive and cozy terrace with the amazing views of the city.

De Pisis Restaurant

Address: Sestiere de S.Marco, 1459, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

Website: De Pisis Restaurant

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Venice is truly a very unique city with its amazing canal and splendid buildings. Enjoy the very unique Venetian dining experience as you dine in one of the best rooftop restaurants in Venice, Italy. Buon appetito!

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