About Us

There aren’t many locations that can boast the same level of class and elegance as the Lido. Here at Essentiale Restaurant & Lounge we know how important a relaxed ambience is for our guests. We are located in via Sandro Gallo and thanks to our position – you can find us just moments from the ferry stop – our restaurant is the perfect stop-over if you feel like having a taste of authentic Venetian cuisine. Come and pay us a visit: our menu consists of all your favourite fish specialities from our beloved region. Try our creamy lobster risotto or the fried scampi and shrimp – we very carefully select the freshest ingredients to bring to your table, including only the very best fish that the Adriatic Sea can offer. Otherwise, you can try our homemade ravioli filled with duck meat and served with butter, thyme and caramelized red onions. Hungry now? Stop by and let us serve you soon. Come and pay us a visit: our menu consists of all your favourite fish specialities from our beloved region. Try our creamy lobster risotto or the fried scampi and shrimp – we very carefully select the freshest ingredients to bring to your table, including only the very best fish that the Adriatic Sea can offer. Otherwise, you can try our homemade ravioli filled with duck meat and served with butter, thyme and caramelized red onions. Hungry now? Stop by and let us serve you soon.

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Events

Essentiale is the ideal location to host memorable events; The veranda, the terrace gardens and the private beach are the perfect backdrop. At Essentiale you can arrange aperitifs, dinner, weddings and baptisms for up to 120 guests.

During the ‘Mostra del Cinema’, some of the most famous actors and stars of the international film industry come to dinner with us at Essentiale Restaurant.

 

Weddings

If you are planning to organise an unforgettable event in a quiet location with a breathtaking view, choose the Lido island and come to Essentiale!


Six months ago, on the 17th of September, I got married, and, since most of my family was coming from Ireland and my husband’s from all over Italy, we wanted to have the party in a place with a beautiful view. Yes, this was our priority, we wanted Venice to be part of our special day.

We immediately thought of Hotel Villa Laguna, located on the Lido island, and its Essentiale restaurant and lounge bar. The plan was to have a brief ceremony at the town hall and then hop on some water taxies and enter straight from the hotel’s terrace, the reason of our choice!

From there you can see all of Venice. And after rainy days, when the sky clears out, you can even see the mountains! And that’s what happened on our wedding day! 

So, after six months we decided to have a sort of first half-year anniversary and treat ourselves to a fine dining experience. And we went back to the crime scene. 

The day was a bit foggy and still chilly to eat outdoors, but that wasn’t going to stop us. In fact their indoor restaurant has huge windows that offer the same astonishing panorama and is warm and welcoming, elegantly furnished and bright. 

We drank our aperitif in the terrace, a Prosecco for me and a Campari spritz for Vito. Then we moved inside. The staff remembered us and made us feel at home. I had written to them beforehand and told them that it was a sort of special occasion, so they arranged everything… and really made our lunch more than amazing.

Everything that came out from the kitchen was incredible. … “      

Niky

https://www.naturallyepicurean.org/single-post/2017/03/19/Venetian-Wanderings-Episode-8-Essentiale

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Essentiale Restaurant & Lounge

Essentiale is only 12 minutes by water-bus from St Mark’s Square! 50 metres to the right from the Lido water-bus station

Private dock for water-taxi


Via Sandro Gallo 6, 30126 Venezia Lido


Tuesday Sunday 12:30 – 00:00