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Al Merca

213 San Polo, Venice, Italy (San Polo)
34 68 34 06 60
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Ranked #16 of 1,192 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: San Polo
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Nice stop for a quick break with affordable wine and decent cicchetti. Good service and great place to take in the sights.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Hard to find unless open, from past reviews it is essential to get there as close to open as possible. Serving cheap food and wine this hole in the wall serves their patrons well who then meander about the piazza in front. Great location and friendly service. A must see on the Venice night scene

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Orangeville, Canada
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

My husband and I frequented this hot spot several times over the past weekend! Loved the atmosphere, the cheap prices was an added bonus! 2.50 euro was the average price for wine, beer, spritz! The ciccetti was wonderful, service was quick and friendly. Highly recommend!

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London, United Kingdom
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120 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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

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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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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