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San Polo 436 | Calle Arco, Venice, Italy (San Polo)
041 520 56 66
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Ranked #15 of 1,203 restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Neighborhood: San Polo
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93% Recommend
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Fairfax, Virginia
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We read the reviews of this little cichetti eatery and wanted to check it out during our honeymoon in Venice. We found out the hard way that it was only open for lunch, so we went back the next day to check it out. It is definitely a place where LOTS of locals hit up! It was very busy so... More

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London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We were in Venice for a week and this was the best cichetti we had during our stay. We had the basics of bacala, anchovies etc as well as a special duck with a soft boiled egg and spinach that was utterly delightful. The owners were a pleasure to speak with and more than happy to make suggestions. This is... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We had very good Cichetti at this bustling local eatery. A nice mixture of locals and tourists and a friendly, efficient staff. We mostly pointed at what looked good to us, got a couple glasses of the house white wine, and settled up a fair and affordable check. Seating is VERY limited and tourists snatched up a lot of it... More

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Naxxar, Malta
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Unique local atmosphere serving great nibbles (cicchetti) and wine paying next to nothing. A must visit when in Venice!

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Pfaffikon, Switzerland
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Tucked away in a narrow passage in San Polo, this small and tiny bacaro is favoured by traders and shoppers from the nearby Realto market. Busy and friendly place, open only for lunch, standing room dominated by a marble counter with an alluring selection of cicheti, thin slices of toasted bread topped with delicious concoctions of cod, salmon, prawns, shrimps,... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We saw that bar on tripadvisor and we had a problem to find it and we when we found it, they were closed. So we came there next day and it was brilliant! Deffinately the best pub in Venice for us. Great food, really great, very tasty wine, I completly understand why is it so popular

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Hong Kong, China
18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We loved their variety of cichetti and friendly staff!! If you're in Venice, you cannot leave without trying cichetti with ombres and if you had to pick one restaurant to try both, I'd seek out All Arco.

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Singapore, Singapore
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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This little place tucked within the winding street of Venice near the Rialto Bridge is just wonderful for little lunches from 12-2pm. The place is really small and cosy with tables and chairs strewn outside along the streets. The food is like tapas where you can choose different types of food on slices of bread, they are freshly made with... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

Don't expect to find a table, although you may have luck. You'll find excellent crostini (or cicchetti) in this tiny place. The assortment may vary, but whatever you try is of prime quality with a typical local taste. You should try the cooked vegetables as well, that will perfectly accompany the crostini. Of course everything should be swallowed and digested... More

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Very lovely helpful lady who could serve two or three people at once! Brilliant Cicchetti..would have liked a seat but it seems most people stand in Venice. Highly recommended.

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