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RETRObar

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Italian, French, American, Vegetarian, Bistro, Vegan
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Piazza Duomo 6/A, 37121 Verona, Italy
+39 338 805 4365
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9:30 am - 8:00 am
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Mon - Tue 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Sun 9:30 am - 8:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Quick Bites, Lunch, Breakfast, Cash Only, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: An unusual bistrot just beside the main cathedral where to take a break at...
An unusual bistrot just beside the main cathedral where to take a break at any hour, from a slow food lunch to a tipical Italian aperitif. Our food & wine selection is inspired by semplicity: thursday-friday-saturday open for dinner, booking requested.
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    Very good
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
I was impressed and I am a snob about places

Ok so I read some of the past reviews and honestly... Everyone has good days and bad days. First thing, food is delicious, vegan or not. Secondly, prices are decent. Third you have options, lots of it for seating. I have been listening to how to owner treats every client and can tell you, I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
Kirti D
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  • Local cuisine
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English first
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Ok so I read some of the past reviews and honestly... Everyone has good days and bad days. First thing, food is delicious, vegan or not. Secondly, prices are decent. Third you have options, lots of it for seating. I have been listening to how to owner treats every client and can tell you, I liked it. They were friendly... More 

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Wallasey, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

As a coeliac and vegetarian, most of the dishes I had on holiday were GF pizza and pasta. However, RETRObar offered a wide and different menu, so our family chose to eat there. We sat in the courtyard, and the staff were very friendly and welcoming. I had the chickpea burger (which was also vegan) with gluten free bread- the... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

There was something that didn't quite feel comfortable about the restaurant. The menu was good and the food was fine. The location is OK ( its a shame that the outside tables are next to the road - but the small square is good. So the thing... In some ways it is a bit like the owners' responses to the... More 

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Leeds
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Easy to find next to the Duomo this is a friendly healthy food stop. They do the best gluten free bread I've EVER had - whole grained and spongy-tasty - I even bought some to go! Lots of options for vegan, lactose/nut intolerant too. And a great selection of vegetable smoothie juices.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Good coffee, but the staff was terrible. You aren't allowed to sit with a friend who orders something. You are asked to leave the restaurant or order something yourself as well. Very bad hospitality!

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RETRObistrotcafe, Proprietario at RETRObar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we have never ever asked anybody to leave our bistrot!! never happened!! Our courtyard and pavement tables are reserved for customers only: if only one of a two partners wants to order an espresso, we kindly reserved counter stools that are free for guests who doesn't want to take anything. That is what we offered you but probably... More 

Barnsley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Came here twice, our party had meat eaters and vegans, fantastic menu and the food was wonderful. I came to Verona with fairly low expectations as a vegan but this is a jewel of a place. The owners are lovely and made us feel so welcome, the drinks amazing ( the ginger, lemon, soda and agave is sublime!), and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Very smart interior with interesting decor and features. Wide selection of food including Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free options. Would recommend a visit on that basis alone. Craft beers, juices and excellent coffee rounds off a great wee venue for a quick drink, bite or something more substantial. Recommended.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We were lured in by the nice looking terrace out front but on coming in to look around were accosted aggressively by the female owner who asked my boyfriend 'what were we doing and what did we want', orders were taken slowly and without friendliness and on going into pay, the male owner couldn't remember what we had ordered (a... More 

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RETRObistrotcafe, Proprietario at RETRObar, responded to this review

Dear customer, We are very sorry about your experience, perhaps something has been lost in translation? We are happily married for decades so it’s a bit strange what you reported, perhaps a misunderstanding due to our Italenglish or our sense of humor? Nevertheless, it would be a pleasure having you as our guest should you like to try one of... More 

Lincoln, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Easy to find as its opposite the church in Piazza Duomo. Friendly welcome and English spoken and the menu is in English. It's not all veggie/vegan and there are meat dishes on the menu including horse. However, veggie and vegan choices are very well labeled and there is a good choice. The food was freshly prepared and we had a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This is a real find. The choice for vegans is unbelievable and very original. Cooking is amazing. It also caters for non-vegans/vegetarians too so good for group outings too. This is a must for visitors and locals alike in Verona. The location overlooking the cathedral is a nice bonus.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Piazza Duomo 6/A, 37121 Verona, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Verona  >  Verona
  • Phone Number: +39 338 805 4365

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 22
  • Cuisine: Italian, French, American, Vegetarian, Bistro, Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

An unusual bistrot just beside the main cathedral where to take a break at any hour, from a slow food lunch to a tipical Italian aperitif. Our food & wine selection is inspired by semplicity: thursday-friday-saturday open for dinner, booking requested.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 8:00 am
Monday
9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
9:30 am - 8:00 am
Friday
9:30 am - 8:00 am
Saturday
9:30 am - 8:00 am

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