When it comes to Venetian pastry, Rosa Salva is a veritable institution, especially its most famous location in Calle Fiubera, not far from Piazza San Marco (but today there are three locations in Venice and Mestre, in addition to managing the café in Teatro La Fenice). The business has its origins back in 1876, and its history is full of public figures and important events. But over that time, the roots of a family dynasty that's now unfolded over six generations has never been lost. Their flagship product is their artfully made fried dough (fritole), which attracts crowds of Venetians and tourists during the Carnival period. Everyone can choose their favorite variant, topped with raisins and pine nuts or chantilly and zabaglione. The assortment includes a bit of everything, and it's all well made: breakfast pastries, mini pastries, biscuits, single-serving treats and mousses, and holiday specialties from pandoro to colomba and panettone. Among the new additions to their product line, you'll find the "fugassa" (dedicated to the shop's founder, Antonio, also known as "Salva") When it comes to savory foods they offer the classic fare: carefully prepared tramezzini sandwiches, pizzas and savory pies, all of which can be consumed seated (for lunch there's also some hot daily specials). At their Campo San Giovanni e Paolo location, you can also try their ice cream. Well-stocked online shop.