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#276 of 1,283 Restaurants in Venice
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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Italian, Bar, Pizza, Mediterranean, European
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed March 5, 2022

Recommended and had a lovely feel about it. Homely and local. Quite small but we ate earlish (6) so no issues with a table. Had 2 pizzas, a portion of chips, a beer and bottle of water. Free breadsticks on the table (in paper covers)...which was a nice touch and very nice ones too! Bill came to $33 with service taxMore

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed February 23, 2022 via mobile

The best place for cheap, authentic and delicious food in Venice. Came for dinner and for lunch, with such variety we had to come back! Drinks are also cheap with a big variety.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed December 24, 2021

After hours of flight delays, we arrived in Venice after 18 hours of continuous travel from Detroit. We found our lodgings (Ca' San Giorgio, see separate review), dumped our stuff, and jet-lagged and starving we sought the nearest eatery that didn't demand reservations. A complete...random pull,we dropped in to Ai Bari, presided over by the ebullient Simoné. We ordered up a cold litre of excellent Vino della Casa Frizzante, a caprese salad, pepperoni pizza, and a plate of pasta with mussels and clams. Even though by that point we would have eaten our leather carry-on bag, everything tasted AMAZING. The pasta sauce was simple, savory and the seafood fresh. The fresh buffalo mozzerella in the salad and on the pizza was the best we'd ever had. Simoné treated us to a couple rounds of complimentary limoncello to round things out, and the tab was very reasonable (€ 51, which included a second litre of vino). We managed to get back to Ca San Giorgio just before our food comas set in. We then had a week of excellent meals in Venice, and on our last night decided to see how much our memory of the food quality at Ai Bari was colored by jet-lagged starvation, and dropped in for our last dinner in town. And I'm happy to report that the food still competed with the best we had in Venezia. And Simoné even remembered us and treated us like regulars. It was a fine book-ending of a great visit!More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed December 22, 2021 via mobile

It is a very simple place with no particular decoration but I had a tasty meal for a reasonable price. The Spaghetti al nero di seppia was really good.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed October 19, 2021 via mobile

Good quality , simple pasta and gnocchi. Wife and I visited at lunchtime and wanted something simple and tasty and this was perfect . Good service , fresh and perfectly cooked pasta at a very reasonable price . €31 for two including beers , bread...etc. Great stuff .More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 17, 2021 via mobile

Five different meals, all delicious, and at very reasonable prices. My father at 93 years old wants to go back before we leave Venice - which is tomorrow!!

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 9, 2020 via mobile

Very bad service and dirty as well. If you don't buy what they want, they get upset, opposite is a much more helpful and friendly place

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 5, 2020 via mobile

We were really hungry and saw this place on TA. It was busy outside with locals but we were the only folks inside. My wife ordered a Baccallla or similar with Polenta and I ordered carbonara. Judging by reviews here should have ordered pizza. Hers...was a chopped fish mayonnaise and mine was a spaghetti scrambled egg. to be honest the spaghetti was a little more cooked than I like it. The wine was ok and the owner in the chefs whites seemed friendly enough. Not spaghetti like momma used to make but hey ho.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 13, 2020

We stopped by chance for a quick breakfast, the coffee is so good we went back the next day too! The guys are friendly and efficient - complimenti! the evening we enjoyed the cicchetti and Aperol Spritz and prosecco - it's all good!

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed February 3, 2020 via mobile

The place is really nice with delicious pizza and helpful staff. I recommend this place but do not expect anything fancy.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed December 30, 2019 via mobile

The food was ok and cheap, the people were very nice and attentive to our needs. The wine was also pretty good. The chef, at the end, came to our table and greeted us which also made the experience even better. They charge 1.5€ per...person just for sitting (it is called coperto if I am not mistaken). Good overall experience.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 30, 2019 via mobile

We were headed to a place down the street for dinner which was closed so we stopped in here. So glad we did! It’s a small quaint shop where the owner makes the pizzas like he has been for 30 years. The brick oven pizza...is the BEST. Give it a try next time you’re in Venice.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 7, 2019

We came looking for another restaurant which was full and stumbled on this little gem instead. Lots of Italians using the restaurant and we soon found out why. It was rustic and down to earth, the food was terrific we had lasagne calzone fries and...tiramisu all amazingly tasty. All the food was cooked fresh while we were there and you could watch the chef cook. Service was fab and freindly as well. The chef was the owner and was very helpful. Would definitely recommend this little gem.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 16, 2019

The food here is amazing! Great prices and very good authentic food. The pizza and pasta is among the best we had in the country, and we ate all over Italy. We went back a second time when we were in the area because the...food was so good. Service was slow, but worth the wait. Great prices as well.More

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

I ve been here today and asked for a no foam latte and a brioche. Well the brioche was made days ago and the latte was half cup and full of foam. I just left everything there... Don t stop here. That s my advice

Date of visit: November 2019
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Unsure if they have gluten free meals. However , I did notice in cafe or restaurant windows, gluten free signs in many areas of Venice. Restaurant menus often tell you to ask waiter if you have allergies and need to know... More
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Yes, Bar- Pizzeria-Trattoria ai bari offers takeout services.

Bar- Pizzeria-Trattoria ai bari is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5