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Address: Sestiere San Marco 1323, 30124 Venice, Italy
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+39 041 528 5777
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 11:00 pm

Since 1929, this has been a popular watering hole and elegant eatery for...

Since 1929, this has been a popular watering hole and elegant eatery for writers, artists, celebrities and aristocrats.

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Tourist trap - Leaning on history to overcharge tourists

I was excited to visit Harry's Bar, the birthplace of the 'Bellini'. My experience was, we turned up, we got our drink which I tried to stretch out and enjoy, I paid 40euros and... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Harry's is a place to go... just to go! My husband had been there 25+ years ago as a student, so we had to "re-live" his youth. Now, I am sure everything was cheaper back in the old days, as he was a starving student. However, we took the kids in, looked around and was handed the menu before they... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We knew before we visited what to expect. It was somewhere I had always wanted to have a Bellini! It was my birthday, and we went. Was it worth it? Financially -no! However I don't regret going and enjoyed every minute. Only go if the words 'Harry's bar' mean something to you. My teens thought we were mad!

Thank coco40
Shropshire, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After reading most of the bad reviews, I sort of knew what to expect. 40 euros for a Bellini in a standard glass - not even some sort of cocktail glass. it had no atmosphere at all just people looking very disappointed at what they have just spent to drink in Harry Bar. Definitely a tourist trap, but worth the... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was excited to visit Harry's Bar, the birthplace of the 'Bellini'. My experience was, we turned up, we got our drink which I tried to stretch out and enjoy, I paid 40euros and left, all this in within 15-20 minutes. I enjoyed the charming untouched, aged bar and the impeccably dressed waiters. However there is no justification for the... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Maybe it was, but no longer a place to enjoy a drink or to eat, dark rooms very dated,very very commercial, and extremely over priced, some how people go for when it was famous for the actors and previous important people , and it is tourist on mass, throw you money if you must visit , otherwise get the same... More 

Thank NAZARLondon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I visited Harry's about 7.30pm, which judging from google is less busy than during the day. The waiters were impeccably presented and polite, and the bar itself was just as you would expect a place with this much history to be: old-fashioned. This place is not designed to have wall to wall people, it is a quiet... More 

3 Thank Joseph N
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

"You must have a Bellini in Harry's bar" they say. They are wrong. Very wrong. The decor has seen better days, the staff are rude and the drinks are overpriced. I spent €100 on 5 Bellinis but we weren't allowed to actually put them down anywhere. There was no space at the bar and no tables, but it wasn't busy.... More 

3 Thank Rob B
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very disappointing. Arrogance and contempt from the staff. Disregard for international standards. Outrageously expensive and poor service.

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Brussels, Belgium
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a wasted potential! This place has everything to make it mythical and even so ... they manage to spoil it! Yes it is touristically so what? Does it mean it needs to be a rip off for very (very) basic drinks? Nowadays you can find a Bellini (and a much tastier one) nearly everywhere in Venice third of the... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm going to start with the positives, and there are a few. The view was terrific as we had a table overlooking the Grand Canal. The service was exceptional and the food was very good. So what was wrong? The prices were more than double unreasonable. I've eaten at several Michelin 3 stars and have never complained about the pricing,... More 

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The most famous sestiere (district) in Venice has one of the world's most famous squares, St. Mark's (Piazza San Marco). Anchored on one end by the basilica, clustered around it are restaurants, museums, shops, orchestras playing in the square, pigeons, the grand pink Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), the soaring campanile bell tower, an astrological clock tower, plus gorgeous cafes and restaurants like Florian and Quadri. Piazza San Marco is beloved by Venetians themselves. They book a table anytime, which offers a buffer from the fray. This grand outdoor drawing room attracts Venetians for a stroll too, especially late in the afternoon when the hoards of daytrippers thin out. It's simply a grand place to meet.
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