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El Refolo

Via Garibaldi 1580 - Castello, Venice, Italy (Castello)
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Ranked #21 of 1,210 restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $27
Cuisines: Italian, Fast Food, Bar, Wine Bar
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Neighborhood: Castello
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We called in here yesterday for a quick glass of wine and a break from the sun. We ended up staying for a couple of hours! The wines are great and mostly all priced at 3 euros per glass (some are 2.50) with sandwiches priced at 2 euros each. The sandwiches are odd combinations, such as cream cheese and artichoke,... More

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Veneto
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Thanks to Massimiliano El Refolo is a nice place to have a snack. It offers a huge selection of not far from venetian tradition but never trivial sandwiches, a well choosed selection of wines, a quality italian beer and, of course, spritzs. El Refolo offers only outdoor seats in the middle of the stream of Via Garibaldi, so characteristic! Ask... More

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Lake Arrowhead
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Outside seating where you can look down the street to the water and islands beyond. Inexpensive beers and small sandwiches to snack on. Made new friends as well! Just a nice enjoyable place to relax for a few hours.

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Vienna, Austria
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I recognised the bar, based on the good tripadvisor reviews and decided to give it a go. Cheap wines - starting at 3€ the Glass of Wine and not taking about the housewine but several choices straight out of the bottle and recommendable quality I would say. The have no place inside to sit, everything is on Via Garibaldi as... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

My husband and I visited Venice on our honeymoon last month and this tiny wine bar in Venice was one of our favorite places to go. We took a boat ride out there since it's a pretty far walk which was nice because the boat ride gave us the perfect opportunity to take in the view of the city from... More

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

A great bar with a similar, friendly feel to one in a city in UK though here, all seating is on stools outside on the street under umbrellas. It’s a small place, maybe 25 seats, so you may have to stand for a while. They serve a selection of wines in 100ml measures for €2.50 or €3.00. There is a... More

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 via mobile

Best Service I had in Italy.... Amazing Campari Spritz and service. One night I won't soon forget!!!

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Located next to a canal this restaurant has very good food, service the atmosphere of the location is very nice too! Can totally recommend it!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This was the nicest and friendliest place we visited in our two nights in venice. Great value pricing and the house wine was fab (and cheap) even sold us a bottle to take away for €15 which I'm venice, is an absolute bargain. You MUST go here!

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toronto
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Great small local place in a more local area of venice with a good selection of wines and sandwiches. Always seems buzzing at night and everyone very friendly. Fun place to while away the later hours.

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