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“Great place to stop for a bite to eat” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Al Merca

Al Merca
Ranked #18 of 1,356 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Wine Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: San Polo
london
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Great place to stop for a bite to eat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

It is an amazing place to stop and have a quick bite to eat. Sandwiches were amazing and the staff were lovely. You got the food and then you could stand outside of the rialto market. Very reasonably priced too!

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New York City, New York
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230 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
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“Perfect Saturday treat after visiting the market”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

This is where the locals go. It's only a little hole in the wall, but the spritz is fantastic and their little cicchetti are delicious! While having both, watch the locals chatting, laughing and doing their grocery shopping in the Rialto market.
Love this space!

  • Visited May 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“OMG! so good!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

I was recommended this little bar by a friend who recently visited Venice. We actuallt stumbled on it by accident after visiting the Rialto Market last Saturday. It's in the corner of a little square just as you leave the market, having walked right the way through the stalls. They sell little sandwiches (ham, cheese, spinach) and italian meatballs. There is a generous selection of wines and Prosecco on offer on a chalk board on the wall. You just queue up and buy, then stand around in the square whilst drinking and eating. What a fantastic atmosphere! There seemed to be tourists and locals alike (it was Saturday) who were enjoying the surroundings. The prices were extremely reasonable. We visited at lunchtime, but my friend suggested to go after 6pm when it would be a bit quieter.Although the fact that it was busy added to the hussle and bussle. Highly recommended!

Visited July 2013
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Agoura Hills, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“fun young locals spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Really cool place to have a cheap glass of wine - however, as most of Venice is almost impossible to navigate, we had lots of difficulty finding this place on more than one occasion. It is closed on Sundays, too! Fun, open area, no seating, but soak up the coolest place in Venice and rub elbows with some locals. Also, order a Spritz, and feel "in the know." - They're the orange things that everyone around you is drinking.

Visited June 2013
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Chicago
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“The place to be for your aperitivo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

This tiny bar was hard to miss on an early Saturday evening -- the square it faces was filled with chatty groups sipping drinks. Great, inexpensive wine selection and fun people watching.

Visited June 2013
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