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“fun young locals spot” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Al Merca

Al Merca
213 San Polo, Venice, Italy (San Polo)
34 68 34 06 60
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Ranked #13 of 1,131 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Neighborhood: San Polo
Agoura Hills, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“fun young locals spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Really cool place to have a cheap glass of wine - however, as most of Venice is almost impossible to navigate, we had lots of difficulty finding this place on more than one occasion. It is closed on Sundays, too! Fun, open area, no seating, but soak up the coolest place in Venice and rub elbows with some locals. Also, order a Spritz, and feel "in the know." - They're the orange things that everyone around you is drinking.

Visited June 2013
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Chicago
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“The place to be for your aperitivo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

This tiny bar was hard to miss on an early Saturday evening -- the square it faces was filled with chatty groups sipping drinks. Great, inexpensive wine selection and fun people watching.

Visited June 2013
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Hertfordshire
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15 restaurant reviews
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“A tasty and inexpensive lunch-stop”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

We had visited Al Merca two years ago, knew what to expect and were not disappointed. A small glass of prosecco and two cichetti each filled a space and it was very good value.

  • Visited June 2013
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    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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“Brilliant!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013 via mobile

Great atmospheric bar, in the heart of the Rialto market. The staff are full of personality and the beverages are superb! We amples Prosecco and a beer, they also offer small finger sandwiches for €1.50 which are great snack to have with your tipple of choice. No seating, but just stand and enjoy the square!

Visited June 2013
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“An Outstanding Scene”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

A great, young crowd, standing around the square and enjoying the drinks which are served out the storefront. You won't find a place to sit, but you won't want one -- you'll want to mingle. Get a delicious spritz, or an Augustiner (from Munich) hell on tap -- probably one of the best beers in the world. Go after 5, when the crowds have dissipated, and it's just the bar and its patrons.

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