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Piadina on the Island of Murano

The Venetian island of Murano is not short on restaurants and trattorias serving local fare with enchanting views of the lagoon. But when an island-hopping schedule involving Murano, Burano and Torcello doesn’t allow for a leisurely lunch, there is always the option of a quick snack.

In the shadow of the Basilica Dei Santi Maria e Donato, we stop at a modest bar. A bar in Italy isn’t a watering hole as we know it but a casual establishment serving food and drink, either at a stand up counter or sitting at tables. We order a couple of piadine and coffees.


Piadina is a type of Italian flat bread from the region of Romagna. Made with flour, yeast, salt, sugar and traditionally pig lard, this simple fare is an alternative to heavier breads that can weigh you down while on the move.

The presentation of the piadina somewhat remind me of the Arabic flat bread with melted Syrian string cheese.


Piadina con bresaola, rucola e grana
comes with thinly sliced cured meat, rocket leaves and grana cheese with a good bite. The bread is lightly toasted, the fillings are warm and the cheese is slightly melted. Piadina mediterranea is filled with prosciutto crudo (ham) and mozzarella.

When it comes to quick meals in Italy, there are always options for fast food that don’t include pizza. Our piadine hit the right spot. Light and appetising, and a welcome alternative to the thick dough of a focaccia or the ubiquitous panino.

Piadina Piadina

A view of Murano                                                                     The bar

Bar Da Ice
Fondamenta Giustinian 15
Murano, Italy


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Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of popular online magazine Gourmantic and Cocktails & Bars, a website dedicated to cocktail culture and the discerning drinker. She is named in Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, is a member of The Academy responsible for judging the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the inaugural Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions.