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Al Merca

#13 of 1,206 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
San Polo
Italian, Wine Bar
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Campo Bella Vienna, 213, 30125 Venice, Italy
+39 346 834 0660
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 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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London, United Kingdom
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246 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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.

Thank nicolecostello
Palmer, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank kdanemjm
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Thank Fabian P
Glasgow, Scotland
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank salsacar
Seattle, Washington
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Piper D
Prague, Czech Republic
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73 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A bit chaotic, but nice local atmosphere and nice sandwiches. Lots of people, but very fast service.

Thank dmcc1973
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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115 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

I never wanted to be one those reviewers to write that someplace is just ok, but there's no other way to say it. The cicchetti is small and the bread is VERY hard, as in break your teeth hard. My wife and I also had an aperol spritz each, and it was good. As for the ambiance, we got there... More 

Thank doke
Wantage, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

This was recommended by our tour guide for the best spritz in Venice. It is also good value. This is a small bar with no seating but worth standing to experience the feel of the square. A must on your visit to Venice.

Thank Russell L
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

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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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

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

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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
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: +39 346 834 0660

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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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