We were staying two nights at the Hilton Molino Stucky Venice on Giudecca Island. Giudecca is a lovely quiet island and is mostly residential. There are several restaurants along the canal front – we intended to try at least two, but liked Majer so much that we dined there on both nights.

Majer run a chain of Italian delicatessen and pasticceria (cake shops) throughout Venice. The Giudecca location is their only restaurant.

The first half of Majer is delicatessen and pasticceria plus a bar area that is also used for diners.

There is a small restaurant room at the rear. It’s a cosy place.

If you want a table for two, they’ll most likely just (slightly) separate two tables designed for four – so you’re really close to your neighbouring diners.

On our first visit we ordered:

  • Two different pasta dishes 13 and 15 EUR
  • Bottle of Water 3 EUR
  • Good bottle of Chianti Classico 27 EUR
  • Crème brûlée (to share) 7 EUR

We were also given an amuse-bouche.

Everything was delicious.

For the second visit (the menu had changed):

  • Scallops 12 EUR each
  • Two different pasta dishes 15 EUR each
  • Bottle of Water 3 EUR
  • Another good bottle of Chianti Classico 27 EUR
  • A chocolate pudding 7 EUR

Another amuse-bouche.

Again, everything delicious.

Here are some pictures of scallops, pasta and pudding.


As you would guess, I’d recommend this restaurant. Even if you aren’t staying on Giudecca Island, it would be worth a trip over the canal to walk around the island and have dinner at Majer.

Majer Giudecca
Giudecca – La Palanca Fondamenta Sant’Eufemia 461 – 30135
Venezia Isola della Giudecca –

Tel. +39 041 5211162

Mail: giudecca@majer.it


Link to the Majer chain: http://www.majer.it/index.php?lang=en