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“Unassuming Excellence” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Osteria Al Squero

Osteria Al Squero
Dorsoduro, 943/944, 30123 Venice, Italy
+393356007513
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Ranked #13 of 1,196 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
Hamilton, United Kingdom
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Unassuming Excellence”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

This really is a wee gem of a place. Like others have said, right across a small canal from the Gondola graveyard, sorry, "repair" yard, and really easy to find.

The food is so fresh and tasty, we ate things we would never dream of back home but they were all delicious and only 1E each !

Great place to sit on the wall outside and watch the world go by having a spritzer or a beer.

Visited August 2013
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Santa Rosa, California
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“Osteria Al Squero Dorsoduro, 943/944, 30123 Venice, Italy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We found ourselves in the vicinity of Osteria Al Squero - and this time we were not between meals, in fact it was almost noon. Al Squero is amazing, we'd put it on our "must visit" list for Venice. The ciccetti consist of thinly sliced bread with various, mostly fish-based, spread toppings - each piece cost 1 Euro. This kind of food, served in a place filled with locals, is right up our street - we just soaked up the culture while wolfing down plates full of ciccetti accompanied by several glasses of proscecco. Sitting in the window seat, directly across from the gondola boat repair yard, we agreed that this was a great discovery and fantastic value. This is a place that we would most defiantly visit again.

  • Visited October 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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“great wines & cichetti for affordable prices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

we were especially impressed that al Squero serves cichetti on brown- as well as the standard white bread. the rustic interior with wooden beams makes it cozy indoors and the view of the gondola repair completes the scene.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Friendly bar”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Only went for a quick drink one evening. Usual generous Italian unmeasured spirits! Staff very welcoming and friendly.

Visited February 2014
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“Good hangout in Venezia, pick up some local vibes”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Reasonable fare, decent food, found locals hanging out at this establishment.

As expected from Venetian eateries the service is fast with high turnover of eats and drinks.

Good espresso to be had
Con: busy at times

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