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The Restaurant

LOCAL was opened in 2015 by sister and brother Benedetta and Luca Fullin and it is reinventing a New Venetian Cuisine with creativity and research, thanks to a passionate young team. 

Head Chef Salvatore Sodano's style of cooking has very personal traits, it is the result of the evolution of the techniques learned during his career. His cuisine comes from the heart, it is full of flavor, intensity, and local ingredients are the protagonists. His goal is to enhance the qualities of these ingredients and he collaborates with small artisans, farmers and fishermen. 

Hospitality in the house is led by Maitre Sommelier Manuel Trevisan who is dedicated to make Guests feel at home with an attentive and friendly service. His passion for wine started at a very young age. 

The stories behind the dishes are rooted in the tradition and projected into the future. From the risotto with gò, a recipe invented in the island of Burano in 16th Century, to the 9 course menu featuring the best ingredients from the lagoon, the sea and the land, but also exotic flavours, just like it used to happen in Venetian cuisine during the Serenissima time. 

Local brings to the table Local traditions, Local ingredients and New cooking techniques with creativity and passion. 

The airy and bright restaurant overlooks a beautiful canal in the area of Castello, a short walk away from the Biennale of Art and from St Mark’s Square. The interiors have been crafted by local artisans, from the terrazzo floor with 3500 glass murrinas in it, to the tables, chairs and the beautiful wine cellar handmade by Remo Pasquini. Guests can see the chefs at work in the open kitchen. 

Local has been awarded with a Michelin star in 2022, 2 hats in the Espresso Guide, 2 forks in the Gambero Rosso.