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#223 of 1,141 Italian in Venice
#183 of 1,272 Restaurants in Venice
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Italian, Wine Bar
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Vegetarian Friendly

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San Polo
0.1 miles from Canal Grande
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Reviewed January 30, 2021

It is a typical old Venetian bar. It is said, it is the oldest one, which is still in use. The interiour is quite old and on the walls are hanging copies of old newspapers from 18th and 19th century. Prices are quite high like...everywhere, but it is not overpriced and no tourist trap. I would say, it is one of the secrets in Venice. I had two glasses of good regional wines there.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed September 25, 2020

Super tasty nibbles, with lovely wine and a cool interior... nice break from the sun outside. Definitely recommend!

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed August 1, 2020

Spectacular little gem. Great prosecco and Friuli! Cicchetti are delicious. Don’t expect to sit down though. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed July 25, 2020

Though on the tourist trail, this tiny and ancient stand-up bar is also affectionately esteemed by many Venetians. No wonder: brisk and friendly service, tasty traditional cicchetti, interesting wines. The bill may be a little steeper than expected, but tips aren't expected. Besides, endangered species...need our support.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed February 29, 2020 via mobile

Hidden gem in the heart of Venice. Lovey wine, great service, beautiful setting and delicious authentic cicchetti.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 11, 2020

one of the last real baccari left in venice. Must try is a wine called fragolino. Doesn't get more original than this. Be prepared to wait your turn, and don't expect fine dining: this is about a quick snack and a quick glass of wine.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 12, 2020 via mobile

The staff, the food, the ambiance- all wonderful. We go to Venice quite often and find ourselves in here a few times per week for a vino and cicchetti. The staff are knowledgeable about all the local wines and the cicchetti are house made bites...of tasty goodness. I love reading the 400 year old book excerpts they have strewn everywhere. I miss it already!More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 6, 2020

This was the second stop on a food tour and what a lovely little find. The atmosphere is gorgeous and the food tasted was really nice. I loved the Ubriago Cheese washed down with Valpolicella and all the cicchetti looked really great. My tour was...on the final day of my holiday but if I come back to Venice (and why wouldn't you), I will definitely look to spend more time in this beautiful old bar.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed December 5, 2019

Touted as one of the oldest wine bars in Venice we decided to make a return trip. Some of the business license on the wall go back to the 14th century. A short walk from the Rialto Bridge/fish market this small hidden bar is worth...visiting. Friendly staff and a nice collection of wines to be enjoyed. With three seats it’s standing room only much of the time. We will definitely be back next time thought Venice.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 10, 2019 via mobile

Average artichoke chichetti and decent wine. The place is quaint and gets crowded fast. We stopped here during our Venice Foodie tour.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Response from DelCrookes | Reviewed this property |
Seating is pot luck. Just turn up and eventually you’ll get a seat. But it’s more fun standing up.
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Yeah. I don't remember any tables.
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