The restaurant “Hostaria Da Franz” takes its name from Franz Hubeler, an austro-hungarian soldier who lived in Venice at the end of the 19th century. He turn an old ropery in a place where people could enjoy and taste the products of the lagoon and its islands. In 1984, Gianfranco Gasparini became the owner after working for years in the best european hotels. After 30 years near the Giardini della Biennale, the Gasparinis moved to the Arsenale area, more central but off the beaten paths at the same time. Hostaria Da Franz became , through the years, one of the most famous restaurant of the town, listed in the most important italian and international food guides. It has been visited also by celebrities. Maurizio, inherited from his father and the Chef Gianfranco, the passion for the tradition and the history of our town and its island and it takes good care of his clients in his 36 seats-restaurant.
The restaurant is located in Salizada Sant’Antonin, a few minutes walking from Hotel Bucintoro
A professional, well-trained and young team study the daily offer at the famous fish market in Rialto bridge and prepare every day a sea-food menu. The dishes recalls the tradition of our cuisine but some recipes are re-interpreted without distorting the raw material, strictly local. Everything is homemade, like bread, pasta, deserts and the selection of raw-milk cheeses, bought from regional producers. The wine list hosts the most important names and a good selection of local producers. We recommend this place for special or romantic evenings.
At Da Franz you can taste venitian traditional dishes and a wine list of high quality.
Ask at the reception to book your table at Da Franz!