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All'Arco

#19 of 1,204 Restaurants in Venice
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Neighborhood:
San Polo
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Sestiere San Polo, 436 | Calle Arco, Venice, Italy
041 520 56 66
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8:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
An exquisite and charming find

Head over to this sweet spot during the day and ask for the chef's seafood special, with mint and fresh, uncooked fish. Stay for a while and soak up the authentic Venetian atmosphere and maybe have a Spritzer or two and a chat with the very friendly owners. A true gem in the sunken city.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
malcolm79
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London
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Head over to this sweet spot during the day and ask for the chef's seafood special, with mint and fresh, uncooked fish. Stay for a while and soak up the authentic Venetian atmosphere and maybe have a Spritzer or two and a chat with the very friendly owners. A true gem in the sunken city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Fantastic little seafood chiccetti treats to break up your day. A nice place to relax in the laneway with a bottle of vino or sparkling water, with a light lunch to watch the world go by. Before I arrived I was wary it was becoming overrun by tourists, but this wasn't the case at all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We wanted to eat like the locals! We ordered loads of seafood - octopus, fish, sardines, anchovy etc. served on small pieces of baguette with well put together spreads or cheese. Paired with an aromatic local white wine it was perfection!!!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

As others have said this is an excellent place for some authentic Venetian food. A wonderful find in a city that requires a bit of effort to avoid places aimed only at tourists, and it's a big relief to know the locals are eating here too. Food was great, as was the drink selection. Might put some people off if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

As long as you attend at 'traditional times' the food is fresh and delicious chicette. House white was great and the service prompt and friendly. Great for a quick lunch and wine.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This is the opposite of a tourist trap. You have to go looking for it and get served amongst locals. Ciccheti and prosecco at good price to have on the roadside!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We stayed in an apartment that was basically next door to All'Arco (could see it from the kitchen window). Became a hangout. Really friendly, the ciccetti were wonderful and imaginative. Wine was certainly moderately priced. Only complaint was that there were few places to sit outside, those chairs and tables were rickety metal furniture and the guys inside were so... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Not just locals, but the gondoliers too! They know the best places, don't they? Lively atmosphere, locals came in throughout the time we were there ( we went twice, once between 10- 11, the next time between 1-2) to have a quick bite and a glass of wine. It certainly had a good mix of tourists and locals to give... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Wanted to try Venetian eating so I made the effort to find this place. The cicchetti were interesting to try, I'd suggest having them with a beer or somekind of alcohol like the Venetian spritz. As I don't drink alcohol and just had them with water, they were a bit too salty for me. But the place is full of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I looked up this little bar before we got to Venice and read lots of great reviews and I wasn't disappointed. My husband and I love Venice but prefer to be away from the main tourist areas so that we can experience the local Venetian way of life. Although we had to stand, we enjoyed great cicchetti, delicious and cheap... More 

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Additional Information about All'Arco

Address: Sestiere San Polo, 436 | Calle Arco, Venice, Italy
Phone Number: 041 520 56 66
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Polo
Open Hours:
Monday 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Sestiere San Polo, 436 | Calle Arco, Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Polo
  • Neighborhood: San Polo
  • Phone Number: 041 520 56 66

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 2:30 pm

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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.