Bookshops & Restaurants


Bookshops & Restaurants

The bookshops, the Mezzanine Bistrot of Palazzo Grassi and the Café at Punta della Dogana offer visitors an opportunity to take a break during their visit, to sit down and enjoy a glass of wine or leaf through a catalogue.




Located on the ground floor of both Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana, the bookshops are operated by Marsilio Arte, a Venetian publishing company.

Alongside the exhibition catalogues, they also offer a wide selection of publications documenting and exploring all the developments in the visual arts from immediately post-WWII to the present day: monographs of key figures in contemporary art, catalogues of major exhibitions, and books on art, design, photography and fashion.

Complementing their artistic publications, the bookshops also have well-stocked children’s sections, as well as designer objects and stationery.

During periods when exhibitions are open, the bookshops at Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana are open every day (except Tuesday) from 10am to 7pm.


Palazzo Grassi Shop: +39 041 2412960

Punta della Dogana Shop: +39 041 4763062

Mezzanine Bistrot et Punta della Dogana Café

From March 2023, the new Mezzanine Bistrot curated by Vino Vero offers to the visitors of Palazzo Grassi an entirely renovated environment created in collaboration with Lightbox and the life stylist Sergio Colantuoni.

We would like to inform the visitors that from Monday, 27 November 2023 until Sunday, 7 January 2024, the Mezzanine Bistrot will be closed.

Mezzanine Bistrot, Palazzo Grassi
Mezzanine Bistrot, Palazzo Grassi