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All'Arco

#9 of 1,232 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
San Polo
Italian, Wine Bar
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Sestiere San Polo, 436 | Calle Arco, Venice, Italy
041 520 56 66
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout

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  • 498
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  • 195
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 5
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  • 11
    Terrible
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
Best gem in Venice

We went to this place because it was recommended by our guide book and a friend told us about it. What a great place ! The people working there are super nice, the cichetti are fresh and delicious, the wine is cheap and tasty. It was my favorite place in Venice !

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
neilabeyl
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Paris, France
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Paris, France
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went to this place because it was recommended by our guide book and a friend told us about it. What a great place ! The people working there are super nice, the cichetti are fresh and delicious, the wine is cheap and tasty. It was my favorite place in Venice !

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Yorkshire
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Seen plenty of reviews and watched clips on TV so decided to give it a try and so glad we did. Excellent chichetti served by friendly helpful staff

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Thank lowerowe
London, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If cicchetti restaurants in Venice were classic rock bands, All'Arco would be The Beatles: immensely talented at producing remarkably simple hits with high replay value while serving as the most recognizable face in the industry. Pretty much every tourist book recommends All'Arco, with many saying it's the best in town. They're not wrong - it's an icon for sure and... More 

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Thank BradNicpon
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We tried a selection of dishes. Fantastic creamed bacaloa, prawns, hot sandwich with cheese and a delightful taste of 'spleen'. I am always happy to try new things. I loved the prosecco here too. I wish I could eat here every week

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Thank Happyjane1
Woodford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this place- visited with my partner and sat outside watching the locals get on with day to day business. Cucchetti was amazing had about 6 different types to share (we just pointed) and were unsure of the ingredients but they were all delicious with fresh tasty meats, cheeses and fish! Particularly enjoy salami, pesto and sundried tomatoes! Prosecco was... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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191 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we managed to walk into this tiny bar when there were only 4 locals in it; less than 2 minutes later we were surrounded by another ten or so - all of us pressed into this tiny bar yet managing to preserve our own individual space - rather like an old fashioned dance as one person moved to the bar... More 

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Mossley Ashton under Lyne
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50 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has really been going downhill. Our last visit was a total disappointment. Very little choice of the once famous "cicchetti" not all of them fresh, and indifferent ordinary house wine. We quickly moved to a better nearby Osteria.

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Thank Paolo D
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

Definitely one of the places to have classic Venetian tapas. Make sure you ask for their specialty - today's was a hot salami concoction. Washed down with two glasses of prosecco under €20! Ottimo!

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Manchester
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Visited All'Arco on a busy weekday lunch, after seeing it on Rick Steins Venice to Istanbul. This is a great little chiccetti bar, cheap wine and great Venetian snacks such as two types of bacala and polpetti balls amongst many others. The house wine or Ombra was good, and the atmosphere is loud and good hearted. Don't expect a seat,... More 

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Vaduz, Liechtenstein
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

All' Arco is a very classic cicchetti bar, open for small tapa-style lunch. the varity is fantastic and ultra-fresh; no wonder as it is just around the corner of the rialto fishmarket. for exemple, they serve 3 different kinds of baccalau on small toasted breads. another treat are the mortadella cicchetti with cheese and artichoke. house wine is good.

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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, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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.