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Il Caffe (aka Caffe Rosso)

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
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Stayed in Venice for 5 nights and we came here on two of them. Drinks were cheap and excellent and the staff were exceptionally friendly. Not a hint of the tacky tourist stuff that is so prevalent in this beautiful city. This is a great place, full of friendly locals and lively students. Very cool.

1 Thank IrishManInBrighton
London, England, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Caffe Rosso is a great place to while away an afternoon people watching on Campo Santa Margarita, or for late night drinks closer to the weekend. The drinks are cheap, the wine is good, the service is brusque but very friendly. One of the main reasons we visited here a few times over the other bars nearby in that they... More 

3 Thank AET_13
San Francisco, California
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172 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 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.

1 Thank upstairsforthinking
Hereford, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 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.

Thank Bastapasta24
Belfast, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 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 

3 Thank cavehill
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 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".

2 Thank kessa c
Manchester, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 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.

1 Thank Paul m
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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829 reviews
462 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 402 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank bsandrs
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167 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 302 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.

2 Thank talkative
Brussels, Belgium
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184 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 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.

2 Thank Marcinbrussels

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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.