Brera Osteria takes its name and inspiration from a Milan neighborhood known for popularizing the aperitivo hour (and true to form, a lively happy hour runs seven days a week from 3-5 pm with a menu of small bites and drink discounts). There's no real dining room; just an expanded indoor patio that takes advantage of the scenery and spectacle of St. Mark's Square inside the Grand Canal Shoppes. However, the main reason you're here is chef Angelo Auriana's enthusiastic take on Italian cuisine, including perfectly prepped pastas (especially a light and easy potato gnocchi with pesto) and pizzas that cook in just 90 seconds inside a custom-designed volcanic brick oven. Auriana and restaurateur Matteo Ferdinandi also run Matteo's Ristorante, a more formal environment for Italian dining just steps away in the Venetian casino.
How to book: Book a reservation via Seven Rooms.