Down a side street just off Piazza San Marco, Il Ridotto (which translates as ‘reduced’) is a delightfully romantic intimate experience. The two-course lunch tasting menu is good value at €28, and the attentive and well-humoured staff will add to your enjoyment. They’ll also help out with the rather intimidating wine list, which has a great selection of choices by the glass. The food is fresh and full of gutsy local flavours, and its popularity with the locals can only be a good thing. Book ahead to avoid disappointment.