“Da Ivo” was opened in 1976 by Ivo Natali from Tuscany. Located just a short walk from St Mark’s Square, it serves superb cuisine in an elegant atmosphere making it a favourite haunt for both Venetians and members of the international jet set, from the world of politics to the world of show business.
Among our most loyal clients are: Principe Abdul Allah, George Clooney, Elton John / David Furnish, Sting, Harrison Ford, Phil Collins, Christina Aguilera, Nicolas Cage, Hugh Grant, Madonna, Paul Newman, Denzel Washington, Barbra Streisand, Jacques Chirac, Adnan Kasschogi, Anne Hathaway, Fiorello, Ewan McGregor, Clive Owen, Michael Stipe, Alex Corrado, Laetitia Casta, Jude Law, Natalie Portman, Naomi Campbell, Vladimir Doronin, Marcela e Victor Hazan, Sharon e Ozzy Osburne, YOOYIDHYA / Red Bull, Vittorio Orio e Vincent Tummino, Vittoria Belvedere, Tony Bennett, Tom Cruise e Katie Holmes, Principe Mohamed Bin Al Quasimi, Principe di Croazia, Prince Sheikh M. Al Soleiman, Noura Al Sayeh e Sh Maibint Al Kalifa, Furio Bragagnolo (Pasta-Zara), Roland Spogli (ambasciatore USA).
Another feature that makes Da Ivo special is its location: being adjacent to a canal allows customers to arrive directly by water taxi or gondola.
Giovanni Fracassi, who has been a partner and director of “Da Ivo” for many years, took over its management in late 2005 and has adhered to the successful formula of the previous manager. Between 1976 and 2009, the cook, Giorgina Mazzero, prepared Tuscan and Veneto specialities alongside other delicious Italian meat and fish dishes.
Since 2010, the kitchen has been managed with passion and skill by Luciano Gambardella, a chef who has brought creativity and an original touch to dishes that are highly appreciated by the international jet set.
The menu varies on a daily basis so that only seasonal ingredients are used; the wine list, compiled personally by Giovanni, offers a choice from the 150 most prestigious wine producers. This combination of quality, tradition and style satisfies all types of taste, each dish being adapted to the requirements of the individual Customer. Giovanni, Luciano and all the staff invite you to enjoy an unforgettable meal in one of the most elegant areas of Venice. Booking is recommended.