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Al Merca

#11 of 1,200 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
San Polo
Italian, Wine Bar
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213 San Polo, 30125 Venice, Italy
34 68 34 06 60
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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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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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You must go to Al Merca if you are going to Venice!!! We went several times in just a couple days. Such a fun little place with cheap wine!! Loved it!

Thank khouse1621
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Authentic tiny little bar that obviously is popular with locals which is always a good sign! Great place to have a spritz and hang out in the square. Good prices too, very reasonable.

Thank LrachP90
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there following the advice of our walking tour guide. The place is tiny and there's no sitting space, so be ready to enjoy your break standing up. Anyway the spritz was really good and the cicchetti were very tasty. It's a good way to take a little break.

Thank ArcoJan
Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Small hole in the wall. Very authentic. Little panini type. Sandwiches filled with a mix of local meats, fish and cheeses. 22 euro for lunch for 5 of us, plus soft drinks and a glass of white wine. Can't beat it in an otherwise pricey city. But more than that, standing around with mix of tourists and locals, can't be... More 

Thank WPJ2014
Brno, Czech Republic
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62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Busy little authentic place, great location on small square near Rialto bridge, great cicchetti, only we were little dissapointed, that they closed early as there was football match (but it is part of the authenticity I guess:))

Thank TomasSurka
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small bar near Rialto bridge and Rialto MArket is Amazing! Great atmosphere on an evening with a great selection of wines for very low prices.Food was great and service excellent, could have easily spent all night here!

Thank davsteb2
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found it accidentally while visiting the fish market. Perfect for a glass of wine And delicious panini! The prices are Absolutely ok!

Thank hillamic
Aberdare, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a really nice place for a drink, it's quite a secluded area away from the busy streets of Venice, our first night there Italy were playing in Euro 2016 and the atmosphere was great. €2 for a large glass of prosecco, definitely go there for a drink!

Thank Jamie E
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good place to grab a drink and a quick bite. Small sandwiches that are 1.5€ each. You can get a couple of these and a drink for about 5€. Makes a nice quick lunch. There is no seating.

Thank Joel A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

We stopped by and had a sample of their little sandwiches. We sat and watched people walking by. If you are near the market stop in and have a bite with the locals.

Thank hopefulinVa

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
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: 213 San Polo, 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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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.