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Il Caffe (aka Caffe Rosso)

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Dorsoduro / Accademia
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Address: Dorsoduro 2963, Venice, Italy
Phone Number: 041 528 7998
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Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 1:00 am

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A True Venetian Cafe

On our first full day in the City we strolled to get to know the area in which we are staying. There are many cafe's and restaurants nearby, but this one was pretty busy which... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2014
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Wuhan, China
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131 reviews 131 reviews
4 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Don't understand TA contributors raving about this place. Don't get me wrong, it's a decent caffe and serves booze and sandwiches. If you chance upon this place, I recommend you stop in. But detour? I think not.

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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112 reviews 112 reviews
16 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

OK bar, but average service. Maybe January is not the best time to visit and will try again later in the year.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

Took a while to find but well worth it. On a hot July night the place was buzzing. Its in the heart of the square. We had prosecco and spritz and just soaked in the atmosphere. There were about fifty or more customers seated outside this tiny cafe all served by one waiter who never seemed to get an order... More 

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boston
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Great experience here during afternoon not evening. Has panini, bruschetta, alcohol, and great outside seating. Friendly service but beware or bathroom- you are better off going in your pants. Only kidding but you should consider "holding it".

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
9 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Went in late Saturday night .3 deep at bar.Managed to get a couple of beers in plastic cup to drink outside.The square was full of students having fun.I was too tired to enjoy or maybe too old.Did not bother to pay another visit.Probably good for afternoon to sit outside.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

On our first full day in the City we strolled to get to know the area in which we are staying. There are many cafe's and restaurants nearby, but this one was pretty busy which impressed us. Good Panini's at very fair prices plus excellent coffee. The staff were all very friendly and helpful and we could see why it... More 

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London
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154 reviews 154 reviews
8 attraction reviews
299 helpful votes 299 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Is there anything better than sitting here in the sun having a coffee & a sandwich mid morning ? Well maybe sitting in the fading sun having a Prosecco or Aperol. The staff are charming (if busy) & speak enough english so ordering is easy. The square is lovely & alive with Venetians going about there lives not simply tourists.

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Brussels, Belgium
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161 reviews 161 reviews
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97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

This place is very nice, have good drinks & snacks and offers a mix of locals and tourists. Great atmosphere. Went back a second time.

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Lexington, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

My husband and I stopped here for lunch and really enjoyed it! Mark it down as friendly to people who don't eat gluten (I was able to choose from several delicious salads!) Really inexpensive. They have an outside patio where the waiter will serve you or you can sit inside and order from the counter. We had a nice experience... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

This cafe is well placed on a large campo, affording ample opportunity to people watch and generally watch the world go by. There is a waiter there, youngish guy, mid to late twenties, messy hair, beard, glasses... who really couldn't care less about his job, or you for that matter. Still, if you can make a game out of asking... More 

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Additional Information about Il Caffe (aka Caffe Rosso)

Address: Address: Dorsoduro 2963, Venice, Italy
Phone Number: 041 528 7998
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Dorsoduro / Accademia
Open Hours:
Monday 7:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday 7:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday 7:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday 7:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday 7:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 7:00 am - 1:00 am

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Dorsoduro / Accademia
Artsy is the defining mood of this neighborhood with street artists, students, painters, sculptors, restorers, curators, historians, collectors, heirs and heiresses rubbing elbows. Peggy Guggenheim's collection, now a museum, lures chic locals for evening art aperitifs. Traditionalists and visionaries cocoon in bohemian luxury. La Salute basilica buttresses the neighborhood to the east. Gondolas bob in the morning light. The Accademia Bridge crosses the Grand Canal. A back street doubles as basketball court. Palaces house residents, or like Ca' Foscari a university, or a museum like Ca’ Rezzonico that attracts Venetians for concerts. Dorsoduro reveals its industrial roots too, in buildings converted to house university departments or exhibitions. Campo Santa Margherita bursts with youthful energy from local students. Foot traffic bustles to and from Piazzale Roma and Santa Lucia train station. Evening commuters pause for an aperitivo. Neighbors exchange confidants in a campo (square) on their way to market.