Restaurant "Hostaria da Franz" takes its name from Franz Habeler, a young Austro-Hungarian army soldier who adopted Venice as his home in the end of the '800.
After 30 years in the original establishment in Biennale area the Gasparini family are transferred in a new place in Arsenale much more in center town but in the same time in a not tourist area.
Today, Hostaria da Franz has become one of the most famous seafood restaurants in Venice, signaled by the best gastronomical guides, where a lot of celebrities visiting Venice loves to go.
Maurizio Gasparini takes from the father Chef Gianfranco the passion for the tradition and the history of the magnificents islands, and today, he's running the Hostaria following the only 36 guests he can receive in the small elegant dining room.
A young expert kitchen Staff follow the daily suggestions of the famous Rialto market and prepare a fish menu based on the local traditions but also with a special touch of the Chef not loosing the respect of the strictly local products they use.
Pasta, brad and desserts are home made and there's a special selection of fresh local cheeses from regional producers.
The wine list propose the best italian labels but also small local producers.
Definitely suggested for specials occasions.