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El Refolo

#18 of 1,206 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
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Castello
Italian, Bar, Fast Food, Wine Bar
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Via Garibaldi - Castello 1580, 30122 Venice, Italy
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10:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Good for:
Bar scene

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  • 161
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    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
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  • 2
    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
Most recent review
Great place for a drink

Spent a very enjoyable hour or so one evening with a drink or three. Many locals and few tourists. Would recommend if you can find it as it has no signage out front.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
Hemley
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Woodbridge
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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Woodbridge
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Spent a very enjoyable hour or so one evening with a drink or three. Many locals and few tourists. Would recommend if you can find it as it has no signage out front.

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Bromley, Kent
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

I waited for them to open, as Majer nearby was already open at 11.50. Nothing wrong with Majer, their spritz is great and costs €2.50 but Refolo has a nice place to sit and no cover charge for cichetti. The spritz is €3.00 and good value as its served with crisps, or rolls at €2 each. These are very good... More 

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London
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

Highly recommended on TA and in other online review sites, so we chose it for dinner on our last night, despite a fairly long schlep from our hotel in Castello. A warm reception from the waiting staff and a promising menu had us excited. Reviews had touted their pizzas as the best in Venice, so we all went for them... More 

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70 reviews 70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Their drinks and also spritz are pretty nice but most importantly atmosphere of the bar and staff is very friendly and warm..

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Newton, MA, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Just walking around, getting hungry, place looked inviting. Felt like a neighborhood joint - coffee/wine bar - folks hanging out. Friendly. Had a mini-panini and some cappuccino each. Just the ticket.

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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We visited this bar after reading the Trip Advisor Reviews, fortunately my husband was paying attention to the street numbers otherwise I would have walked straight past it. You can actually only see the name of the bar at the back of the shop so not clearly visible from outside but do not let this stop you! It's not far... More 

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Pasadena
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Celebrated my birthday there with friends. Drinks, service and food was great. This is the best area in Venice for fun and to party with the locals.

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geneva
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Excelent little Bacaro nearby Biennale . Very very helpful staff and owner, excelent value for money and great great choice of local wine !

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London, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Best little baccaro in Venice. Lovely staff, great food and wine and a nice laid back location off the beaten track in Via Garibaldi, Castello. Worth the walk from San Marco.

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Los Angeles, California
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312 reviews 312 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
384 helpful votes 384 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We enjoyed delicious mini panini and a good selection of wine by the glass. El Refolo is a bit off the beaten path but well worth seeking out.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Garibaldi - Castello 1580, 30122 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Castello
  • Neighborhood: Castello

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 27
  • Cuisine: Italian, Bar, Fast Food, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?