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“The best little pub we found in Venice” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Osteria Al Squero

Osteria Al Squero
Dorsoduro, 943/944, 30123 Venice, Italy
+393356007513
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Ranked #11 of 1,189 Restaurants in Venice
Cuisines: Tapas
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Description: Al Squero is the only Osteria in Venice exactly in front of the Ancient Squero of San Trovaso.There is no other place where appreciating from its window the construction or restoration of original Venetian gondolas. Is is a cozy and comfortable place where you can share with friends a glass of Italian wine and taste an appetizing “cicchetto” at a small price.The selection of wines you can taste or buy at Al Squero comes from small regional wine firms of Friuli, Trentino-Alto Adige and Veneto, so that it is guaranteed unique care at the quality and distinctiveness of their products
England
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23 reviews 23 reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“The best little pub we found in Venice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

I promised myself to write a review about this place when we were there in May 2013. I am so glad we bumped into this little pub - in fact we visited it around 6 times over the 3 days we were in Venice. The owners who run this are really lovely and they provided us with the best service we received during this trip - not like many other touristy restaurants trying to rip off tourists with below average food, poor service and overpriced drinks. This place is where many locals go - good sign. Fantastic value for money but you get proper drink and food - a bottle of beer, glass of prosecco, glass of spritz, glass of wine each cost €2 which in Venice, is very cheap. I drank Spritz in many places in Venice and at this pub it is the cheapest but also tastes the best as they make it properly! Their cichetti is also the best we've had whilst there, very delicious toppings and fresh - in fact it is so popular they have to replenish their trays very frequently. They only serve cichetti and baguettes, no hot food. We had a bad meal in another touristy restaurant nearby so we asked the owner of this pub for advice on where to go - he gave us details of a few authentic Italian eateries in a less touristy area - amazing food! So just ask the owner for some advice on where to eat and he will give you good tips. He doesn't speak much English but he can communicate in French too. Really great little place that you MUST visit.

  • Visited May 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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Bay Springs, Mississippi
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Wonderful cichetti, value, and view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Great little place on a picturesque canal across from the gondola workshop. Best cichetti we had in Venice - the crostini was outstanding (and only 1 euro each). The wine was also very good (1.2 euros each). So it was not only excellent food and wine, it was also a great value. And as a bonus, the cleanest and nicest WC we came across in Venice. Can't go wrong at this place.

  • Visited May 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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Hollywood, Florida
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Best Venice happy hour!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

We were at Osteria Al Squero this past week and had the most amazing time. The service was the best I had the entire time I was in italy (1 week). The waitress took her time with us, she recommended excellent wines and spritz; including the best crostinis in town.
I regret not going back the next day:(

  • Visited May 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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“Wonderful small tipical osteria”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013 via mobile

We found this place in reccomendetion by Hotel Palazzo Guardi that is 1 minute away from there.
Wowww the view to The squero is really interesting and unique.
Cicchetti were delicius and fresh!
Cicchetti + ombra = paradise

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Wellington
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“Great for lunch and pre dinner spritz”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

We ate and drank here a couple of times in April 13. Great value spritz, fresh crostini and good location.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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