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Il Caffe (aka Caffe Rosso)

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Dorsoduro / Accademia
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Address: Dorsoduro 2963, Venice, Italy
Phone Number: 041 528 7998
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Great spot with outdoor seating

Quintessential Venice. Our Airbnb host recommended Cafe Rosso for snacks and drinks, and we ended up seeing her there a few hours later! Cafe Rosso has a huge outdoor seating... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2016
Tim A
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Quintessential Venice. Our Airbnb host recommended Cafe Rosso for snacks and drinks, and we ended up seeing her there a few hours later! Cafe Rosso has a huge outdoor seating area and a good range of food/drink options, so grab a table outside and enjoy a spritz or some wine. Service is a bit lacking, so would be great to... More 

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Thank Tim A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

We had breakfast in this caffe where we pay around 5 euros for 2 excellent croissants with apricot jam and one espresso and one espresso macchiato. The waitress were really kind and we had a super start for our day in Venice. Pigeons will be a bit around you... But they are everywhere in Venice!

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Thank Claudia C
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

Stopped for an early evening spritz. Seemed to be surrounded by students, which was fine. Service was fine and we did a bit of people watching without the usual high price tag.

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Thank Helen S
Southampton UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

Visiting this place quickly makes you feel right at home in Venice. The very friendly staff are so welcoming and the atmosphere is so relaxed we dropped in three times during our four day stay. It was the first café we visited as it was on route to our apartment and we made sure to visit it on our way... More 

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Northwich
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016

This café bar is situated in the spacious Campo Santa Margherita, which is something of a crossroads for many people who work or study in Venice. The bar has plenty of outside seating and reasonably priced drinks, which makes it is a great place to sit and watch the comings and goings, as workers and students head to and from... More 

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Dallas, Tx
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We came here one night because we were staying nearby and wanted to duck in for a quick drink before dinner... the place is happening lots of people going in and out to order drinks, they have a great position on the square but we just thought it was ok and again like it when a conversation happens either with... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Stayed in Venice for 5 nights and we came here on two of them. Drinks were cheap and excellent and the staff were exceptionally friendly. Not a hint of the tacky tourist stuff that is so prevalent in this beautiful city. This is a great place, full of friendly locals and lively students. Very cool.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Caffe Rosso is a great place to while away an afternoon people watching on Campo Santa Margarita, or for late night drinks closer to the weekend. The drinks are cheap, the wine is good, the service is brusque but very friendly. One of the main reasons we visited here a few times over the other bars nearby in that they... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

Don't understand TA contributors raving about this place. Don't get me wrong, it's a decent caffe and serves booze and sandwiches. If you chance upon this place, I recommend you stop in. But detour? I think not.

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

OK bar, but average service. Maybe January is not the best time to visit and will try again later in the year.

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Dorsoduro / Accademia
Artsy is the defining mood of this neighborhood with street artists, students, painters, sculptors, restorers, curators, historians, collectors, heirs and heiresses rubbing elbows. Peggy Guggenheim's collection, now a museum, lures chic locals for evening art aperitifs. Traditionalists and visionaries cocoon in bohemian luxury. La Salute basilica buttresses the neighborhood to the east. Gondolas bob in the morning light. The Accademia Bridge crosses the Grand Canal. A back street doubles as basketball court. Palaces house residents, or like Ca' Foscari a university, or a museum like Ca’ Rezzonico that attracts Venetians for concerts. Dorsoduro reveals its industrial roots too, in buildings converted to house university departments or exhibitions. Campo Santa Margherita bursts with youthful energy from local students. Foot traffic bustles to and from Piazzale Roma and Santa Lucia train station. Evening commuters pause for an aperitivo. Neighbors exchange confidants in a campo (square) on their way to market.