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Al Merca

#9 of 1,220 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
San Polo
Italian, Wine Bar
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Campo Bella Vienna, 213, 30125 Venice, Italy
+39 346 834 0660
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Today
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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St. Neots, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We'd read about this bar but stumbled on it by accident whilst wandering around. Small, friendly, great atmosphere, beautiful drinks and food. What's not to love?

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Thank Karen_and_Roy111210
Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great little hole in the wall bar. Surround yourself with the local students and enjoy some wine and a polpette di carne!

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Thank Craig B
Basildon, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled across this place and stopped for a drink as it seemed very popular with the locals. Very very reasonable and good quality wine. Whilst there is no seating and you are only standing around in a crowd on the street, it's definitely worth a visit! Great little find, and one we will visit again!

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Thank Bella1089
Zagreb, Croatia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place in center of Venice. Feels very authentic.Go in the evening when the whole square becomes full of people.

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Thank rynuk
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

We went to this place after reading great reviews online. The place truly lived up to those reviews. They had amazing sandwiches and spritz.. and the price was awesome! There are no seats here though so it's a place for a quick bite.. :)

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Thank Lakshmi G
London, United Kingdom
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258 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

What a find! I came across this little spot on the weekend whilst wandering around the Rialto. Teeny, teeny bar that has a great wine, beer & cocktail selections as well as fantastic 'italian tapas' sandwhiches and food. So good, I ate here 3 times. Closed on Sundays, prepare to queue.

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Palmer, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

If you are looking for a place to grab a few small bites and a really nice glass of wine for a few euros this is the place. It isn't fancy but it is perfect. We stopped a couple of times on our way by during the three days we were in Venice. It was a great place to people... More 

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Thank kdanemjm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

So far I came here every time I was in Venice, the first time 7 years back. It was a lovely place, to have a spritz in a huge red wine glass with the best olives one can imagine for basically no money, surrounded by studnents and locals. Over the next year the glasses got smaller, the spritz worse and... More 

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Glasgow, Scotland
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

Honestly I come to Venice annually with my friend, who introduced me to Al Merca, love this place so much, great value for money, good fun place to be...bar staff are superb our Venetian happy place

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Thank salsacar
Seattle, Washington
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

3 euros for a real glass of prosecco and 1.50 euros for some small fantastic sandwiches! Make it your lunch, or breakfast (LOL !) there is so much to chose from. One caution, they run out of sandwiches, so don't expect to get any in the evening, but the 3 euro wine and 2.50 beer. Loved, loved, loved this place.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Wine Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Campo Bella Vienna, 213, 30125 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Polo
  • Neighborhood: San Polo
  • Phone Number: +39 346 834 0660

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in San Polo

Neighborhood Profile
San Polo
The Rialto Bridge is the most famous sight along the Grand Canal in San Polo, smallest of Venice's six sestieri (districts) and by far the busiest neighborhood. Morning Venetians arrive to peruse the markets for fish, fruit and vegetables, while shops display goods from cheese to wine to desserts. San Silvestro and Rialto Market vaporetto (water taxi) stops add to the steady stream of foot traffic. San Polo is defined by churches including Basilica dei Frari, one of the most important churches sought by art lovers.
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