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Al Merca

#10 of 1,196 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
San Polo
Italian, Wine Bar
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Campo Bella Vienna, 213, 30125 Venice, Italy
34 68 34 06 60
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stumbled across this restaurant and we were pleased. The food was very good and the service was too. Had the cantaloni with spinach. Waitress brought the wrong glass of wine but it was for the best. Her choice was so much better. In fact we walked away with a bottle - Marcos Scolaris Schioppettino. Buona sera!.

Thank Bjjkharrison
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

That is a must go place. it's a whole in the wall in a pizza but the wine, appetizers and the crowd are amazing. the price is cheap and you get to hang out with locals.

Thank leilaspassport
Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a cool bar near the Rialto bridge popular for its Spritz. It's packed with locals and tourists. We stopped by as our tour guide told recommended. There's hardly any seating, just a few benches. Yet just grab a spritz or two...and carry on getting lost in Venice.

Thank jetsetMar
New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped here a few times for some glasses of vino & Spritz. Reasonably priced. Great place for a break & a minute to chill.

Thank KathyT427
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stopped by early afternoon and a crowd was lining up for nice priced glasses of wine (2 Euro) and these little snacks. You drink and nibble standing up, spilling out into the square and the ambience is fun.

Thank Andrew F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to grab some cicchetti and a wine or spritz before lunch or dinner. Cheap and cheerful. Great local crowd.

Thank Stelladublin
Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in a small square between Rialto Market and Rialto Bridge, this small pub draws the young (or young-at-heart) and hip (or trying-to-stay-hip) crowd and is a good place to socialize if you fall in that demographic. The overall vibe is nice and positive during early evenings and you can feel the energy of people either winding down for the... More 

Thank Mark-rz79
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here a few time when visiting Venice and is a must... Visited today with a friend and we both loved it, Wine and Spritz was fantastic and had a nibble on some food while there... Loved people watching and the vibe... Great Wine, Great Food, Great Price... well worth a visit

Thank 2Dan22
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled across Al Merca whilst walking around Venice. Great food, really good wines, all at very reasonable prices. Will definitely go again.

Thank Trevor B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In a nice quiet campo Al Merca does everything right. Their wines are all great, their cicchetti are amazing and they seem to enjoy their interaction with their customers. Worth seeking out.

Thank Michael H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Wine Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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: 34 68 34 06 60

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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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