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Osteria Al Squero

#3 of 1,237 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Dorsoduro / Accademia
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Dorsoduro, 943 / 944, 30123 Venice, Italy
+39 335 600 7513
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Thu - Tue 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been there with my family and despite the fact the place was crowded, the people serving on the desk were full of attention to their customers, very kind. Strongly suggested as typical Venetian finger food and spritz.

Thank ClodoveoC
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Osteria Al Squero is about midway between Piazzale Roma and St. Marks, in a fantastic location that catches the afternoon sunshine on the banks of a canal with a boat yard (which is a lovely character building) repairing gondola opposite. Great Cicchetti for €1.40 each, such as several types of baccala, prosciutto with truffles, tuna with mortadella and artichoke, sweet... More 

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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So pleased we finally found this on our last day.Delicious chicceti and refreshing Aperol spritz. The staff were so helpful and are obviously used to confused tourists like ourselves! We came outside to eat and drink with a great plate of food which even the teenager enjoyed! Great view over the boatyard which must be one of the loveliest around.

Thank Denski
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this place so much we made a meal out of it. We got about 10 crostini/polpette between two of us. They even had some cheese toasties for our kids who were a bit reluctant to trust the snacks. However once we had them it was hard keeping them away. Was very busy when we were there but we'll... More 

Thank g_united
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31 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One approach is to stroll all the way along Zattere from Salute, ignore the touristy cafes along the way, and when you reach a canal with a boatyard view on the other side turn in and you have arrived. Having been charged 7 euro for a spritz elsewhere, it is lovely to find a reasonably priced venue for a spritz... More 

Thank PoppyPan
Leeds, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The highlight of our trip to Venice! Wonderful food and aperol spritz in the sun - what could be better? We came back every day! The staff are great - so helpful with recommendations for food and drink. An absolute must if visiting Venice!

Thank Gillybean111
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All the glowing reviews here are spot on. The range of little snacks, chiccetti, is great with new creations being added all the time. Generally there's a range of old favourites and something new on each visit. There is limited seating inside where the drinks are served in glasses - unfortunately it's plastic for outside because it's safer! Very pleasant... More 

Thank jamesG_LA
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Cicchetti was amazing here, staff were helpful in recommending the ones to try. Wine was also very good and enjoyed eating by the canal sat in the wall.

Thank crewe212
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Standind next to a canal, watching the boats ship by. Nipping on your Sprizz, wich is unfortunately served in plastic (!!!!). In former days they served Glasses... Cicchetti are great

Thank Wienleoben
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86 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Away from touristy, located opposite a charming scenery ! Is nice to sit outside and have a spriterz ! What more do you want when in Venice. This is far best place/ pub I've been to in Venice.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $16
Italian, Bar, Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dorsoduro, 943 / 944, 30123 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Dorsoduro / Accademia
  • Neighborhood: Dorsoduro / Accademia
  • Phone Number: +39 335 600 7513
Al Squero is the only Osteria in Venice exactly in front of the Ancient Squero of San Trovaso. There is no other place where appreciating from its window the construction or restoration of original Venetian gondolas. It is a cozy and comfortable place where you can share with friends a glass of Italian wine and taste an appetizing “cicchetto” at a small price. The selection of wines you can taste or buy at Al Squero comes from small regional wine firms of Friuli, Trentino-Alto Adige and Veneto, so that it is guaranteed unique care at the quality and distinctiveness of their products.

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Dorsoduro / Accademia
Artsy is the defining mood of this neighborhood with street artists, students, painters, sculptors, restorers, curators, historians, collectors, heirs and heiresses rubbing elbows. Peggy Guggenheim's collection, now a museum, lures chic locals for evening art aperitifs. Traditionalists and visionaries cocoon in bohemian luxury. La Salute basilica buttresses the neighborhood to the east. Gondolas bob in the morning light. The Accademia Bridge crosses the Grand Canal. A back street doubles as basketball court. Palaces house residents, or like Ca' Foscari a university, or a museum like Ca’ Rezzonico that attracts Venetians for concerts. Dorsoduro reveals its industrial roots too, in buildings converted to house university departments or exhibitions. Campo Santa Margherita bursts with youthful energy from local students. Foot traffic bustles to and from Piazzale Roma and Santa Lucia train station. Evening commuters pause for an aperitivo. Neighbors exchange confidants in a campo (square) on their way to market.
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