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“Glad we found this.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bar Pasticceria Ballarin

Bar Pasticceria Ballarin
Cannareggio 5794, Venice, Italy
041 528 5273
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Ranked #81 of 1,214 Restaurants in Venice
Cuisines: Italian
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Hampshire, England
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Glad we found this.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

To think we nearly settled for McDonalds.
Just stumbled on this place on a freezing cold morning in Venice. Ordered hot chocolate and some little cakes at random.
All gorgeous and just hit the spot! Obviously popular with locals too, people were constantly dropping in for their coffees and snacks

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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Delicious for breakfast and amazing cakes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

Don't even think of having your breakfast in your hotel !. this is the place to enjoy a calories rich breakfast or just a coffee. Busy with locals having their daily doze of caffein and sugar, fresh pastries for all tastes. Friendly service.

Visited December 2012
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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81 reviews 81 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere, great espresso, great pasticceria”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

Walking by and wanted an espresso (€ 1,--). One of the best ever. Took some dolcetti (pastries) and I wanted to stay for ever. But the wife was on a windowshopping-tour, headin to the Rialto-bridge.....
The day after, I found this place again and there was my espresso (again!).

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Irvine California USA
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60 reviews 60 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
“Didn't know what I ate .. but it was PERFECT”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

I ordered a double espresso and some of the sweet nuts, also couple of stuff that looked good, everything was perfect, they were not friendly, but it is a Starbucks style, you order, pay and pick up your stuff, why would my rating be affected, I gave them 5 stars, if tripadvisor had had 10 stars, I would have given them 9 stars of of ten

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Yoxall, United Kingdom
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176 reviews 176 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 60 cities Reviews in 60 cities
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
“Nice position but unfriendly staff”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

Nice place but seem to be not interested in tourists and were not very friendly at all. I tried speaking italian and they just looked at me as though i had 2 heads ! .The pastries looked nice but had to try and get a look through locals just standing and chatting

Visited July 2012
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