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Osteria Al Squero

#2 of 1,222 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Dorsoduro / Accademia
Italian, Bar, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
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Dorsoduro, 943 / 944, 30123 Venice, Italy
+39 335 600 7513
12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

No better value in Venice for a snack and an aperol spritz. Highly recommend a visit at any point in the day!

Thank ForkBP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

We visited Osteria Al Squero around lunch time and were able to enjoy 8 Cicchetti, 2 glasses of house wine and a bottle of water for around €20 (pretty good value for Venice). The quality of the Cicchetti was also one of the best we had (we had Cicchetti in 4 places that day and 6 places throughout our trip).... More 

Thank DonkeyKongFace
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

Great little bar, friendly staff and delicious crostini. Highly recommend. We came at night and it had a good atmosphere but can imagine it also would be great during the day looking out onto the water

Thank jusmor28
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

Good location, beautiful interiors, great selection of cicchetti (bread covered with almost everything). Wines and beers are excellent and the spritz over the top! I strongly recommend this place to tourists looking for a true Venetian experience and locals to enjoy the atmosphere and the beauty of the district. Highly recommended!!

Thank Harakhti R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

We asked for recommendations for food and wines and everything they gave us was top notch! Pretty decent sized bar for Venice.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

A few crostinos (small bread slices with delicious produce on top) and a glass of Prosecco-Spritz was all needed to keep on going in Venice. Highly recommended. If you are lcuky you can see some gondoliers repairing their boats in the opposite site of the canal.

Thank OneChrisChoc
Martinez, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

A small wine bar with crostini and panini. It really reminded us of the type of place we'd found in San Sebstian, Spain. Just about everything was €1.2, so a couple of glasses of wine and a few crostini made for a great €10 Happy Hour. We went twice as it was so terrific. We also bought 2 bottles of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

Hard to add more than has already been said on this forum, but this place is magical. Located in a quaint area across from the Squero di San Travaso (where they repair and maintain all the gondola boats in Venice). Diverse crowd (young and old), reasonable priced drinks (3-5 Euro wine) and huge selection of appetizers (cicchetti - 1.25 Euro... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in by accident on our way to find a restaurant to eat? We enjoyed the atmosphere so much we stayed all day we met a fabulous group of Italian people (now friends) and had a wonderful memorable afternoon we will be sure to return again, it's a must to check this place out enjoy! ciao chin chin salute

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

I think as long as expectations are managed this place is pretty much perfect. Don't expect to get a seat, it's tiny so you may be standing outside, and don't expect a meal, it's a snacks only kind of place. But other than that it's great. Good value wines, tasty little snacks, friendly staff and no pretensions, great place for... More 

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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
Brunch, Breakfast, 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
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 12:00 am
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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