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“Best cicchetti in Venice” 5 of 5 stars
Review of All'Arco

All'Arco
Sestiere San Polo, 436 | Calle Arco, Venice, Italy (San Polo)
041 520 56 66
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Ranked #24 of 1,205 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Neighborhood: San Polo
Pondicherry, India
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“Best cicchetti in Venice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

This is a perfect address for a quick, but extremely tasty, lunch in Venice. There are only a few table outside, in a small and charming street near Rialto, but it's worth even if you have to eat standing. All the cicchetti (Venetian tapas) are a surprise, they are simple and creative at the same time. They are all made with fresh ingredients, typical of the Venetian cuisine: baccalà (cod), lardo (lard), gorgonzola and mushroom, shrimps. They also have a good selection of local wines and the staff is really fast and friendly!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Good bar with snacks”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

On a recent visit to Venice we stopped by this little place expecting a little more variety in the way of cicchetti. What they do have is very nice but not exceptional. The atmosphere is great and its a nice respite from the cold to just have a glass of wine and some snack. I wouldn't suggest having lunch here as the variety isn't vast and its a traditional Cicchetti bar, so no where to sit. But for something a bit different, its quite good.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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California/Italy
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98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
“Cichetti per tutti!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Just steps from the Rialto fish market, this little bar satisfies in every way including friendly patient service in a joyous atmosphere of eating and drinking. Be sure to try the "baccala mantecato" with or without garlic; it is a codfish aioli typical in the Veneto and better than it sounds...in fact it is habit forming so if you like fish you'll love it. Our recent visit was after January 1 when the fishermen are on holiday but All'Arco managed to come up with some good alternatives including a focaccia with marinated eggplant, cheese and prosciutto and cichetti with radicchio of Treviso. Simple, creative and friendly....have a party.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cork, Ireland
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“great vibe”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Really cool little place for some cicheti. Busy spot so you may not get a window sill or table outside but the people working here are all very friendly and helpful. They were quite low on food when we got here, but what we tried was very nice

Visited December 2012
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London
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“Since much fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012 via mobile

Our first 'chicetti' experience and so much fun. Delicious octopus, fresh sardines and scrumptios prosecco. It's well worth the scrum to get past the locals.

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