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“Great Cicchetti bar.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Osteria Alla Ciurma

Osteria Alla Ciurma
Ranked #21 of 1,379 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $21
Cuisines: Wine Bar, Street Food, Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Cash Only, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Neighborhood: San Polo
Ireland
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47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great Cicchetti bar.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

This bar was recommended to us by our local tour guide, and he wasn't wrong, an authenic small bar. The staff were very friendly and patient with our no existent knowledge of spanish. the Cicchetti (italian Tapas) were so tasty and excellent value. It is a little hard to find but worth the effort..

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank pat_dub_1
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melbourne
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53 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“excellent value for money! GO HERE!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

We spent two nights searching for this place and it was worth it.

cheap food and wine.. they charge around 1~2 euro per snack and 2~3 euro per wine.. so for 10~15 euros.you could have a few snacks ala bruschetta or sea food and wine for two.

ill be back!

  • Visited August 2013
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3 Thank ndio
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North Yorkshire
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82 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Amazing value for money! Welcoming and delicious!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

We first visited this bar as part of the Urban Adventures food tour and couldn't wait to go back. Like most things in Venice, other than the main tourist attractions, it is not easy to find unless you have been before - don't use a paper map, just your map on your phone and you'll have no problem! It is well worth seeking out!
This bar has a lovely welcoming vibe thanks to the relaxed decor, seating and friendly staff! This was without a doubt the best place that we ate during our holiday in terms of value for money and a welcoming atmosphere. As other people have said, it is a popular spot for locals who call in for a quick drink and a bite of something to eat - always a good sign!
They have a fantastic wine selection, which is displayed on a chalk board that indicates which region each wine is produced in. Our favourite was a delicious, chilled, sparkling red called 'Raboso'. A small glass of wine generally costs between €1.50 and €2.50. There is a great range of 'cicheti' too, our favourite was the breaded meatballs - delicious! There is no menu that I remember - just have a look at what is being cooked that day, displayed in the counter. The staff are happy to explain to you what the different dishes are. Just pick a few, sit down with a glass of wine to eat it and then jump back up to choose some more. Such a relaxed and enjoyable way to spend an evening.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Monica1080
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uk
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Excellent place ..lovely people”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2013

This is a place worth seeking out ..the food was excellent ..and the staff were so friendly ..we were there with trotter1958 and I can confirm the Calamari and shrimp ( big prawns ! ) is well worth ordering , absolutely delicious !..the drinks are a good price too ..a great place, great people

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank LizzylobsUk
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Quite a gem!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2013

This bar offers drinks and tapa's style food at very affordable prices. For as little as 2 euro, you can buy a decent glass of vino rosso. The choice of food is wide and varied, but a special mention must be made for the calamari and shrimp. This one dish was adequate for 4 people to share and the calamari was cooked perfectly. You need to keep a sharp eye to find these little bars as they are normally situated in a side alley. You will find that the hospitality from the staff is first class as they really appreciate your custom.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank trotter1958
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