Just inside the Jewish Museum you can find our Kosher Cafe, which has been run since 2005 by Mediterranea Ltd. It is the only kosher cafe in Venice under direct rabbinic supervision.
It’s unique situation and the specialities hand-prepared by the proprietress, Vanda Calvanico, make it a special rendezvous for coffee, an apéritif, or a light lunch, all flavoured by the culinary traditions of the Venetian Jews.
The cafe’s milk products are in compliance with the laws of kashrut, (the Jewish dietary laws), and are Kosher-chalavi – also Cholov Yisroel on request. You can therefore feel free to taste not only pareve foods but also milk and fish dishes.
Among the specialities of the house are:
Venetian Jewish sweet cakes and biscuits, including gluten-free;
starters and main-courses typical of the Venetian Jewish culture, and from other traditions too;
a unique – and quintessentially Venetian – super-speciality: the kosher spritz! (the Venetian aperitif par excellence).
The cafe is open on the same days and at the same times as the museum, but can be accessed without an entrance ticket.
Sunday to Friday, 10.00 to 17.00 (1 October to 31 May); 10.00 to 18.00 (1 June to 30 September).
On Friday evenings in winter the museum and cafe may close a little earlier for Shabbat
The cafe is also closed during the 8 days of Pesach (Passover)