Ai Barbacani is a historic place in Venice. It was once an ancient coal depot. Its exposed beams testify to this, which today leads the guest to a romantic experience.

The name derives from the presence of the barbacani, shelves that come out of the wall structure to allow the houses on the upper floors to be larger than those on the ground floor.

Foto vista esterna
Foto primo piatto


Immersed in an enchanting and sensational situation, you will be able to taste our delicacies with a fabulous panoramic experience!

We offer a choice of à la carte menu, the experience of eating seating at the table by the canal, or spending a special occasion with your sweetheart.


À la carte menu
simply complex



your special day at
the Ai Barbacani restaurant



Barbacani Social vista canale
Barbacani Social tagliata
Barbacani Social Piazza San Marco Venezia
Barbacani Social primo piatto risotto pesce
Barbacani Social tavolo sul canale
Barbacani Social carnevale di Venezia
Barbacani Social cena carnevale di Venezia
Barbacani Social cena romantica tavolo sul canale
Barbacani Social maschere carnevale di Venezia

Unique experience

I called a few weeks in advance to reserve the table by the canal which is for two people but there were three of us. The staff was very kind to settle us there for lunch. The location is very romantic and one of a kind...

- Alessia D

Wonderful experience!

I had dinner at this restaurant with my fiancé for his birthday. We had reserved a table inside without knowing there was an outside table overlooking the canal. When it was free they immediately satisfied me by moving us to finish dinner at that romantic table...

- clarafE4054IS

Very beautiful location!

Very nice and well-kept place, it fits perfectly in the context of the city of Venice. The director Erika is a very prepared and welcoming person, an added value to the location. The super icing??? The balcony of lovers is a real treat! ...

- Giovanni A

Ai Barbacani Restaurant

Qualified and kind staff, good prices compared to the quality of the dishes offered. Characteristic location, excellent place, with a special location for lovers, very close to both Piazza San Marco and the Rialto Bridge.

- Paolisa P

Sublime cuisine

Wonderful experience, great food, friendly helpful staff, intimate and very original location, highly recommended ... Oh I forgot! the prices are average considering the raw materials of the highest quality!

- FrancescaD_12

Always great!

I went back to Venice and could not miss the Ai Barbacani restaurant, always great food and staff. Price quality nothing to complain about. Even after some time, it remains a guarantee for the pleasure of eating! Go and try!

- Stay59537475560

Fantastic meal

Wonderful place, we had lunch at the table overlooking the canal with the gondolas passing continuously, very suggestive. Yummy food, fresh fish and good wine. Friendly staff and very helpful in satisfying every request...

- lidiaruiuandreafara

Wonderful stop at Ai Barbacani!

Lovely place run by very kind, qualified and highly professional staff. The manager Erika Passagrilli is ready to satisfy any customer request in an excellent way. Quality and well cooked food. The gem: the beautiful terrace overlooking the lagoon! ...

- AltGioVi

Great frying, top location!

We came back a second time, a few months later, attracted by the table by the canal and I had dinner with my girlfriend in this place in the center of Venice. Excellent and well cooked food, trained and courteous staff... We will be back!

- mattiave

A Romantic Evening in Venice

The Ai Barbacani restaurant is the ideal place to celebrate a feast day, especially in some corners of the venue, where the right atmosphere shines through to experience Carnival, Christmas and New Year’s Day as a couple or with best friends

Carnevale di Venzia


Carnival here in Venice is a very special moment, because the lagoon city is colorfully tinged, the reflection in the water and the evocative views that you can see are even more fascinating...

Capodanno di Venezia

Christmas and New Year's Eve

One of the most evocative seasons to visit the lagoon city is undoubtedly Christmas when the streets are illuminated by lights and the magic makes Venice even more fascinating...

Tavolo sul Canale
  • An Original Location in a frame on the Canal

The space is intimate and suggestive with a breathtaking canal view that is particularly loved by couples because it allows them to spend, in an exclusive way, moments full of romance.

Magical place discovered while walking in a calle of Venice! Nice and characteristic place. Excellent traditional Venetian food, prepared and served by professional and kind staff. What can I say, a wonderful discovery! I'll be back there.

Marco Rossi | TripAdvisor


Exclusive Canal View Table

only for 2 people

The table on the canal is a unique and evocative experience to make the most of a romantic memory or a special occasion. We offer two different solutions to spend a magical moment in Venice:


*a deposit from €100 to €120 per couple will be required

Tavolo sul canale AperView&Love
Tavolo sul canale Aperitivo romantico

every day only from 4pm to 5pm
  • 2 Spritz
  • Water
  • Mixed aperitif ''Barbacani''



*a deposit of 200,00€ will be required

Tavolo sul canale cena romantica per due
Tavolo sul canale esperienza unica a Venezia

  • 11:30 - 13:00
  • 13:00 - 14:30
  • 14:30 - 16:00

  • 17:00 - 18:30
  • 18:30 - 20:00
  • 20:00 - 21:30
  • 21:30 - 23:00

  • Menu À La Cart


* For all reservations please wait for confirmation from our staff.

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