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Al Merca

#11 of 1,211 Restaurants in Venice
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San Polo
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213 San Polo, Venice, Italy
34 68 34 06 60
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Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great stop

We stopped here before dinner. Had two cups of delicious wine and italian style tapas. These were small sandwiches. Delicious. Great service and atmosphere. You can't seat but the ambience is great. Don't miss it!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Miami, Florida
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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We stopped here before dinner. Had two cups of delicious wine and italian style tapas. These were small sandwiches. Delicious. Great service and atmosphere. You can't seat but the ambience is great. Don't miss it!!

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Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Found this little place for tapas and glass of wine, in a square just by Rialto bridge. Wine excellent and 2.5 euro, tapas around same price, get the meat balls also. Love the place, love the food, love the service and just stand and eat as only one bench outside, but that all adds to it, we went every day... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We stumbled across Al Merca on our first day in Venice and joined the locals (and some tourists) in drinking Aperol Spritz. The drinks here were well priced and good measures. The staff were friendly and if you ask for your drink to go, they'll put it in a plastic cup and you can take a walk over to the... More 

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Birmingham England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Great little place for drinks and a snack, with prosecco from 2 euros a glass, inexpensive local beer and spritz. There are no seats here like a lot of the hip bars in Venice, grab your drink and snacks and hang out in the square outside. Don't take your drinks too far though without swapping your glass for a plastic... More 

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Waterloo, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Great location just outside of farmers market. I tried two of the small sandwitches (tuna with horseradish and salami with truffle cheese) Tried to go back our last morning in town for one more glass of Prosecco and a small snack but they were not open yet.

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This is a standing only little bar just around the corner from the courthouse. Great Aperol spritz and nibbles. A wonderful way to end a long day of sightseeing or a quick cocktail before dinner.

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Cap Federal, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I just find this place my last day in Venice when I decided to walk trough the Rialto Mercatto. It is a cool place, You can go there during the evening (before having diner) and enjoy a glass of wine (starting at just 2 euros) and some tapas. The staff is friendly and the environment great, and, besides the tourists,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A real gem. Good wine (starting at just €2 a glass), and seconds away from the Grand Canal too. My go-to place to enjoy a warm evening in Venice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We stumbled across this place while walking near the Rialto market. I had seen in before on TripAdvisor so I was excited to try it. Lived up to the reviews. Food was good, spritz was amazing. A perfect little afternoon snack pit stop! The guys working there were really nice too. Highly recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

A popular walk-up bar in the middle of the small square just off the Ritalo Bridge, this place offers a few quick bites and drinks. The food was inexpensive, simple but tasteful. A leisurely atmosphere as friends and families circled around happy standing around chatting. It was such a good time!

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Additional Information about Al Merca

Address: 213 San Polo, Venice, Italy
Phone Number: 34 68 34 06 60
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Polo
Cuisine: Italian

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  • Address: 213 San Polo, Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Polo
  • Neighborhood: San Polo
  • Phone Number: 34 68 34 06 60

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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Staying in San Polo

Neighborhood Profile
San Polo
The Rialto Bridge is the most famous sight along the Grand Canal in San Polo, smallest of Venice's six sestieri (districts) and by far the busiest neighborhood. Morning Venetians arrive to peruse the markets for fish, fruit and vegetables, while shops display goods from cheese to wine to desserts. San Silvestro and Rialto Market vaporetto (water taxi) stops add to the steady stream of foot traffic. San Polo is defined by churches including Basilica dei Frari, one of the most important churches sought by art lovers.