If you are in Venice, you will surely get familiar with local 'Spritz' (a fizzy, refreshing aperitif) and cicchetti, or small snacks. If you want to have a local experience, be sure not to miss Cantine del Vino Già Schiavi while walking around La Salute area. Buon appetito!
Cantinone Gia' Schiavi is a well-known, well-loved establishment among Venetians. It's a funky little space, serving up top-notch cicchetti, and wine by the glass—or, buy a bottle and take it with you.