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Osteria Al Squero

Dorsoduro, 943/944, 30123 Venice, Italy
+393356007513
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Ranked #17 of 1,205 restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Tapas
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Al Squero is the only Osteria in Venice exactly in front of the Ancient Squero of San Trovaso.There is no other place where appreciating from its window the construction or restoration of original Venetian gondolas. Is is a cozy and comfortable place where you can share with friends a glass of Italian wine and taste an appetizing “cicchetto” at a small price.The selection of wines you can taste or buy at Al Squero comes from small regional wine firms of Friuli, Trentino-Alto Adige and Veneto, so that it is guaranteed unique care at the quality and distinctiveness of their products
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Al Squero is the only Osteria in Venice exactly in front of the Ancient Squero of San Trovaso.There is no other place where appreciating from its window the construction or restoration of original Venetian gondolas. Is is a cozy and comfortable place where you can share with friends a glass of Italian wine and taste an appetizing “cicchetto” at a small price.The selection of wines you can taste or buy at Al Squero comes from small regional wine firms of Friuli, Trentino-Alto Adige and Veneto, so that it is guaranteed unique care at the quality and distinctiveness of their products
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London, United Kingdom
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117 reviews 117 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

Very small place serving ?1 crostinis and decently priced wine. Hardly anywhere to sit inside but outside overlooks a gondola shipyard so is unique in that aspect. I wasn't blown away by this place (food and wine included) and not sure why it has such a high ranking but its worth a visit if you're passing by but dont go... More

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Jackson, New Jersey
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106 reviews 106 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

The place is small but awesome for a quick bite of good food and drink. You enter and over to the right is a case with small sandwich things... you point to as many as you want, they plate them up on disposable plates grab a drink or beer or wine. have a seat inside or stand out front. My... More

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Daniel Island, South Carolina
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

What could be better then lots of tasty small plates and bites, campari and soda (or wine), and a view over the canals to an old gondola boat yard?!?! The answer is nothing. Perfect weather only made our experience that much more amazing. We could have sat here for hours....oh wait...we did. The crostini d' tonno and bacala were unreal.... More

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014 via mobile

Wow what a setting, what wonderful choice and friendly service. We enjoyed a couple of Vinos sat on the wall outside and loved the food too. The value is incredible with a glass of wine for 2 euros- not rubbish either. This is a must visit

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London, United Kingdom
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49 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Located at the southern end of Fondamenta Nani. A small place so most people were standing outside, leaning or sitting on the low wall. The long queue nearly put us off trying this place, but we returned and were pleased we did. Good cheap bruschetta (€1 per piece) with a variety of toppings. Beer in bottles. We stood in the... More

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michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Originally wanted to visit Cantine del Vino gia Schiavi which is on the same street however it was closed. Happened to walk by this Osteria directly across from gondala repair yard. What a find! Delicious ciccheti for only 1euro a piece and reasonably priced spritz. I believe we order 6 pieces of cicchetti and two spritz for 10euros. Locals filled... More

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Rome, Italy
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221 helpful votes 221 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

The setting is interesting: a wood-paneled, small place with a large picture window overlooking a canal and gondola repair shop not far from the lagoon. (A scene from "The Italian Job" was filmed at the repair shop.) Add to that cool music (not too loud), inexpensive wine (beginning at 1.20 euro for the house), a variety of appetizers (cicchetti) for... More

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Hamilton, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

This really is a wee gem of a place. Like others have said, right across a small canal from the Gondola graveyard, sorry, "repair" yard, and really easy to find. The food is so fresh and tasty, we ate things we would never dream of back home but they were all delicious and only 1E each ! Great place to... More

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Santa Rosa, California
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11 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We found ourselves in the vicinity of Osteria Al Squero - and this time we were not between meals, in fact it was almost noon. Al Squero is amazing, we'd put it on our "must visit" list for Venice. The ciccetti consist of thinly sliced bread with various, mostly fish-based, spread toppings - each piece cost 1 Euro. This kind... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

we were especially impressed that al Squero serves cichetti on brown- as well as the standard white bread. the rustic interior with wooden beams makes it cozy indoors and the view of the gondola repair completes the scene.

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