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Al Merca

213 San Polo, Venice, Italy (San Polo)
34 68 34 06 60
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Ranked #20 of 1,215 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Neighborhood: San Polo
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Neighborhood: San Polo
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116 reviews 116 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

This place is hip & cool and a great place to drink but not necessarily to eat -- it's decent and it's cheap but there's not exactly much of it! The other two spots in the square might make up the difference, of course, but they're of a decidedly lower quality.

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Sid
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

After a year,back in Venice and Al Merca is on my path.Better than first time!Absolutely fantastic cicchetti and wine!And staff is awesome!Grazie mille!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Great stop for a bite during the day, or a drink durkng the evening. Crudo bites were particularly good.

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Vancouver, Washington
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12 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Stopped here to grab a couple of very affordable drinks before we went out for dinner. Most of the Cichetti was gone by the time we visited, but the drinks hit the spot.

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Vancouver, Canada
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31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Wear your chic Italian touring fatigues to this classy fast food joint. The sandwichistas are two talented guys who will suffer your poor Italian skills with a smile. You can ask questions about the various ingredients and they are happy to share what they know. If you don't have much time and need a quick snack or hit of Italian... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Perfect for a lunch stop and glass of wine! No place to sit, so just take your glass and food and sit in the square.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We stopped for a spritz just after a.good walk from San Marco. Expensive small spot just off the market street where a standing spot is your table for a drink. An olive to go with a Spritz. Had mine with prosecco, sweetened the drink. Very recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

Come by and have a 2 euro spritz. Great atmosphere :-). Not much food so beware if you are hungry, but the people are all out enjoying in the square. Very nice. Beer is pricier though !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This is a fun, fun place. Belly up to the pint sized bar and just ask the staff for what's good -- and it will be!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Stopped here based on reviews. After finally finding the square (we learned pretty fast that nothing is easy to find in Venice or in Italy for that matter) it was a perfect spot to relax, get an inexpensive drink...my refreshing drink of choice is the infamous "spritz"...and to get a little bite to eat to hold you over for dinner.... More

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