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San Polo
0.1 miles from Canal Grande
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I cannot recommend All'Arco enough!! They do the best cicchetti in Venice and all the ingredients are fresh and made right in front of you! Although there might a queue, it is definitely worth the wait. The staff is friendly and very patient with explaining...to you the seafood/ingredients in their varieties of cicchietti. It's also worth mentioning that their opening hours are 10am-2:30pm, so would recommend to go earlier.More

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Variety of local tasty bites that will have you going back for more! We did three times. Very kind people here, fun, family atmosphere and Anna and the boys will take great care of you. Enjoy!

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went there because of recomendation of friends and I agree with them that its cool place. Its super busy, but worth waiting. Cichetti are freshly made, a lot of different types. Service is friendly.

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed April 24, 2022 via mobile

Pretty much most of the things you will read about this place is true!! We thought we would see it for ourselves and I can say that it is worth visiting, but be prepared to queue if you don’t time it right. The little food...served in a piece of bread (cicchetti), tasted great and decently priced! Would definitely recommend the veg lasagne cicchetti! Go and try it for yourself!More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed April 23, 2022 via mobile

We waited for half an hour (there were many people in front of us, service was just soo slow), and then paid 20€ for 7 pieces (elsewhere they charge 10€ for 5 pieces). We were so disappointed because the cicchetti wasn’t particularly tasty or special...at all. Wish we’d gone elsewhere.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed March 8, 2022 via mobile

It is like seeing family after a long time away. We love this place, friendly and quality food. Go early or you have to wait in a huge line. It is good to see they made it through the last two years.

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed March 6, 2022 via mobile

Excellent choices of cicchetti, food was very fresh and the place was buzzing with locals. There is a bit of a queue at lunchtime but definitely worth it. Wines were also excellent!

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed February 10, 2022

First place we visited after arriving in Venice early morning(Recommended by a friend). We were made to feel very welcome by the locals and a local gentlemen graciously offered my wife a place at the window. The Cicchetti was made for us fresh, as we...watched the prosciutto being calved from the ham. This was the best I've tasted, in fact we tried many different Cicchetti over our weekend and different wines as we visited several times. Each time were greeted with a bigger smile when we returned. Food excellent & wine superb, would I go beck...you bet!!! Authentic.More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed December 30, 2021 via mobile

Classic! The best cicchetti in Venice! A real institution. Just go and enjoy! It can be very crowded and is small so be prepared to wait for a small table outside or a spot at the counter by the door. Try the pork also excellent.

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed December 18, 2021 via mobile

The place it’s amazing! Perfect for live the italian-venice experience! The staff is quite friendly and the wine and food surprisingly better! To visit!

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed November 9, 2021

If you want the most amazing food you've ever had on a small piece of bread, then this is the place. Well I say 'a piece of bread' you'll want to try them all. There's not a lot of space though so don't turn up...at 12.30 and expect to get a table.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed October 3, 2021

It’s funny how a lot of reviews say the cicchetti they tried is the “best” here or there or somewhere else -(they can’t all be the “best”) and yet here I am doing it myself! But having tried lots of places in Venice, for me...All’Arco really is. Fresh fish, squid and octopus as it comes in from the nearby market, good ambience with some seasoned locals quaffing their wine first thing in the morning, and more than moreish servings of cicchetti have brought me here twice -and I’m thinking of doing it one more time before I fly home. Da morire…More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed September 29, 2021

I was on a morning walking tour hosted by a lifelong Venice resident and we stopped here for a Campari spritz and snacks. Delicious!! I don’t think it much matters which item you try. They are all good and even if an item is not...your favorite thing ever, you sampled something local and authentic. This is a small, casual snack space with a small standup window table inside and a couple of tables outside, so you can’t count on finding a seat, so think of it as a quick refueling stop not your sit-down meal place. You can take your snacks to a square to eat, though!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed August 2, 2021 via mobile

The food was ok not wow - I expected more from it because of all the reviews. They are like an Italian style tapas called cichetti’s all on a small bread. There isn’t a lot of space to sit either 3 very small tables and...no english menu at all.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed October 6, 2020

Had heard great things about this place and it lived up to expectations. Very close to the Rialto Bridge, in my favourite area of Venice. Great wine by the glass and cicchetti. I find the opening hours a bit odd- don't think it is open...in the evening, so watch out for that. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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May 18, 2019|
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Response from mikepK4871GI | Reviewed this property |
We just walked in at lunchtime. I don't think you need to reserve a table but we went in February which is off season for Venice. During the summer months, I suspect it might be different.
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All'Arco is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5