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“Refreshing Spritz/Sandwich Stop” 4 of 5 stars
Review of El Refolo

El Refolo
Via Garibaldi - Castello 1580, 30122 Venice, Italy (Castello)
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Ranked #20 of 1,193 Restaurants in Venice
Price range: $5 - $27
Cuisines: Italian, Fast Food, Bar, Wine Bar
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Neighborhood: Castello
Los Angeles, California
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68 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Refreshing Spritz/Sandwich Stop”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Like many who have shared reviews, this is a great little place to have a refreshing spritz and sandwich near the Venice Biennale or in this neighborhood. Seems like locals and tourists both know it's affordable, good stop for a snack or drink. A number of tables are available for seating or you can stand at bar.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Sydney, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Perfect”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Such lovely people run and work at this sweet place. They are the nicest Venetians. They are so willingly to help and chat. The drinks are refreshing and the food is simple,fresh and delicious! It's really reasonably priced. I found most food at other places overpriced and underwhelming. Not here. It is simple paninis and meat and cheese platters that are so full of flavour and perfect with their spirtzs. I tried other bars but nothing compared to this. I'm so glad we were recommended this place. It was such a highlight of Venice. We landed up meeting so many great people here, which is thanks to the friendly and relaxed vibe of the bar. I have such wonderful memories of Venice and so many of them happened here. It is so beautiful sitting here and watching the ships sail past. There is nothing I disliked about this bar. The people who work here, the people who drink here, the location, the view, the food, the drinks, the vibe, everything... perfect! My time is Venice would not have been as wonderful or delicious without this place. Thanks guys!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Oasis”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

The team are very friendly and attentive. Prices for the excellent food and wine are certainly cheaper than London, and a bargain in Venice. If you are there between 17.30 and 18.30, most days you will see a cruise ship passing the end of the "street", almost close enough to touch.
And if you happen to go in Winter, they have outdoor heaters. All in all, a great little bar.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great all round”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

Great lunchtime stop - amazing sandwiches and beer with some cool music and friendly staff. Order a selection of small sandwiches, they heat them up for you. Quick and easy.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Best bar in a while”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

Superb service and atmosphere at a very reasonable price by Venetian standards. I would recommend to anyone who wants a good drink with quality music. Great staff too.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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