Because the Rose Cafe has such a breezy patio, such a leafy, appealing bar area and the sunniest disposition, it sometimes gets mistaken for a pretty face without much substance. It's true that the atmosphere at the Rose is lovely, but its true talent is its utter usefulness in a variety of situations. The Rose is a great place to stop in for a cocktail before or after dinner, it's a great place to grab a coffee and a pastry in the morning, it provides lots of opportunities for lingering over brunch or lunch meetings with friends or business associates. And here's the thing that really shouldn't be overlooked: Jason Neroni is a very good chef. Whether you're looking for a butcher block full of charcuterie, or a beautiful, creative bowl of handmade pasta, or a giant steak or whole grilled lobster, Neroni has you covered with a dinner menu that can be made to suit almost any taste or occasion. Breakfast, lunch, brunch, dinner, drinks, coffee … no other place in Venice offers quite this much while doing it all so well.

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