Ghimel is the third letter of the Hebrew alphabet, but the same is true for the Ghetto di G and the gondola G, two elements that identify the Jews of Venice on the one hand and the symbols of the Serenissima on the other. The Ghimel Garden Palace, located at the Papafava palace, offers several rooms for all types of events, ideal for families, couples and organized events (weddings, birthday parties, catering, and Shabbat). For a dairy kosher dining experience head to the Ghimel Garden, sure to satisfy a wide array of cravings with its diverse menu, offering foods ranging from the traditional chickpea-based falafel, to the tomato-heavy stew of Shakshuka, creamy Italian pastas, veggie-rich salads and herb infused fish. Ghimel is vegan and gluten-free friendly. It's menu is infused with Mediterranean and traditional "Jewish cuisine" influences. The family-friendly space is open to business Sunday through Saturday, yet remains closed during Shabbat hours.
Gam Gam has been serving both local and international customers in Venice for over fifteen years, and is the best-known kosher restaurant in the Jewish hub. The food-gem is renowned for its menu, cultivated from the finest ingredients by its renowned house chef, its laid-back atmosphere, and more-than-friendly staff. The spot retains in authenticity with a ‘resident Venetian’ – a staff member whose local blood runs deep, tracing back to the Venetian Jewish community of the 15th century. Nestled in the former Jewish ghetto with a canal-front view is Gam Gam, Venice’s first Kosher eatery and brainchild of Orthodox Jews originally from New York. The restaurant opens its doors to customers Sunday through Friday for lunch and dinner, drawing in crowds with their diverse menu offerings, ranging from Mediterranean Middle Eastern foods, to traditional Italian and Spanish dishes. What’s more, you can relax at one of our outdoor tables and enjoy the view of the Guglie Bridge on the beautiful Cannaregio Canal, which flows into the Grand Canal. Far beyond the amazing food and view, since its opening in 1996, GAM GAM has been dedicated to preserving an active Jewish life in the world’s first Ghetto, this important part of Venetian history. Every time you eat in GAM GAM, you are becoming a part of living history.
Nestled in the streets of the Jewish Ghetto is Bakery Volpe, a kosher bakery sure to evoke similarity to any traditional New York kosher eatery with its pastry and baked-goods offerings. Located in the Cannaregio sestieri district of Venice, the bakery is of high-quality and superb-taste. Its offerings include traditional Venetian pastries such as fruit-filled "Orecchiette di Amman," an s-shaped “Bisce,” and the donut shaped “Zuccherini,” and “Sweet Azime.” The bakery shuts its doors on Saturday’s – so make sure to head to the bakery any time on Monday through Friday to fulfill your sweet-tooth cravings.
Frary's Restaurant is a fusion restaurant serving a blend of Mediterranean, Arabic, and Greek cuisine. Our restaurant boasts 20 years of experience and is located in the center of Venice , a few steps from the enchanting Frari Church, in a traditional fondamenta overlooking a typical and suggestive Venetian canal. The menu is inspired by the Mediterranean tradition . Following the ancient link between Venice and the East, we offer flavors of Greek and Middle Eastern cuisine. We also pay particular attention to serving vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and halal dishes.