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Italian, Winery, Sandwiches, Tapas
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Dei Fondamenta Felzi, 6316 | Castello 6316, 30122 Venice, Italy
+39 328 474 2597
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Tipical local osteria run by young minded guys. Turists can find a place...
Tipical local osteria run by young minded guys. Turists can find a place where to chill out close to the locals or have a meeting or a romantic place for eating close to the channel and having a good glass of wine. Local cusine and good wines, tasty home made cakes, fish and sea food, cheeses and hams selection, nice mix salads and more! Buon appetito!!!
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice location to meet locals. No nonsense tasty antipasta.

Good place for a drink an a snack in a relaxed atmosphere. Friendly people, and a place where locals meet.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
Kees B
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Good place for a drink an a snack in a relaxed atmosphere. Friendly people, and a place where locals meet.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

So you're out visiting the Zanipolo and the equally magnificent equestrian statue of Bartolomeo Colleoni when your stomach calls. You can go to either of the two trattoria/bars right behind you b ut for something a little less touristy, try Da Simson. It's nearby by obscurely located down narrow, darkish, utterly unprepossessing alle Bressana. It fronts on the calle and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This small bar is a little out of the way but well worth the effort. The drinks were incredibly cheap, as were the cicheti (bar snacks). I had a local merlot- a steal at EU $2 a glass and my partner drank the local prosecco- EU $2.50 a glass. The snacks were delicious-- small meatballs on a slice of polenta,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Quaint on a canal,hang out side reasonable food freindly owner Mimo short for Dominick. Seek it out . 1 Euro glass of house wine. Yes these prices were great. I did not tell Mimo in fear that he would raise the prices. Strongly suggest you go.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We had afternoon drinks in this cosy bar. The music and the atmosphere enhanced us. When my boyfriend paid for our drinks he dropped a 10 euro note and the guy asked us about it. He was more than generous.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The owner told us he was the fifth in six years, so this review is likely perishable. Very convenient to our hotel Laconda La Corte. Great choice of music, good wine and Spritz, but no kitchen, so not much more than prucitto and bread to eat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

A delightful little on room bar serving a range of wines and some excellent, freshly prepared snack. Cool music and a lovely guy running it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Very small but nice place. Tried octopus, baccalao and antipasti. All very tasty with a nice red house wine suggested by the owner. Decently priced. Would visit again.

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Additional Information about Simson

Address: Dei Fondamenta Felzi, 6316 | Castello 6316, 30122 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 328 474 2597
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Castello
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 11
Cuisine: Italian, Winery, Sandwiches, Tapas

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Dei Fondamenta Felzi, 6316 | Castello 6316, 30122 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Castello
  • Neighborhood: Castello
  • Phone Number: +39 328 474 2597

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11
  • Cuisine: Italian, Winery, Sandwiches, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

Tipical local osteria run by young minded guys. Turists can find a place where to chill out close to the locals or have a meeting or a romantic place for eating close to the channel and having a good glass of wine. Local cusine and good wines, tasty home made cakes, fish and sea food, cheeses and hams selection, nice mix salads and more! Buon appetito!!!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Castello

Neighborhood Profile
Castello
Castello is the largest of the six sestieri (districts), and the only one not facing onto the Grand Canal. More than half of Castello is situated within Arsenale, the naval base, which occupies over one-fifth the area of Venice. This gentrified maritime neighborhood feels busy but casual. Castello’s side streets are laid back, with small boats lining canals criss-crossed by laundry. Semiannual exhibitions add a strong artsy current to the Arsenale area. Via Garibaldi in Castello, with its shops and bars, has one of Venice's rare straight and wide boulevards. When a large ship turns around the Lido to enter the Giudecca Canal, the startling sight creates an illusion that it will run aground right on Via Garibaldi! Families treasure Giardini near the island's tip, green with rare trees and grass, and Riva degli Schiavoni is a popular spot for Venetians to take a stroll to watch the sunset.