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Via Garibaldi - Castello 1580, 30122 Venice, Italy (Castello)
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Ranked #19 of 1,191 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $27
Cuisines: Italian, Fast Food, Bar, Wine Bar
Neighborhood: Castello
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Wirral, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Great bar! Would recommend this for drinks. We took friends here and they were equally impressed by the bar. Prosecco a must?

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Great Aperol SpritZ and Beer. Nice atmosphere. Worth the hike. We walked from San Marco square, by the water. Celebrating our Anniversary!

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Uxbridge, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I was so tired of being caught up in the crowds and tourism of what is Venice. El Refolo is a wonderful little bar located in a quieter neighbourhood the perfect mix of locals & tourists. It is small in size, large in atmosphere and serves up drinks and small, fresh sandwiches that are huge in taste. Seating is outside... More

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Holland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We enjoyed this bar, it's not really a restaurants but they served very nice fresh sandwiches It's only possible to sit outside. In this area people actually live, you can see the laundry hanging outside, locals sit down and have a drink Very friendly staff.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

Staying in the neighborhood so stopped by two afternoons for a proseco break. Fun place to watch the folks amble on Via Garibaldi-- interesting mix of locals and tourists

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Fuerteventura, Spain
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

It was a lovely place to sit and watch the people and the world going by at the end of a tiring day walking around Venice. Some great, cheap snacks available also

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Chester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We were in Venice for 3 weeks this year, and El Refolo was our local bar, again. Go there, early evening, and you can watch the huge cruise liners leaving, almost close enough to touch from your bar stool, although a move is afoot to ban them. The bar is magical, almost all of the seating in the street, and... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Additional Information about El Refolo

Address: Via Garibaldi - Castello 1580, 30122 Venice, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Castello
Average Prices: USD 5 - 27
Cuisine: Italian, Fast Food, Bar, Wine Bar

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