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“Quintessentially Italian/Venetian.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Enoteca al Volto

Enoteca al Volto
Ranked #123 of 1,416 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $34 - $47
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Wine Bar, Brew Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: San Marco
Description: Founded in 1936 in the heart of Venice, in the Calle Cavalli street, very close to the Rialto bridge and the Rossini cinema, our wine bar offers its customers a cosy and peaceful atmosphere, with a familiar touch given by the wooden decorations which are the same that characterized the ancient "bacari", the places where people stopped to have a "cicheto" (small portion of typical food) and an "ombra de vin" (glass of wine).
London, United Kingdom
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“Quintessentially Italian/Venetian.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2013

When you go to a beautiful city like Venice, the last thing you should be doing is following the large crowds and eating in some cheap restaurant overlooking the grand canal paying 30 euro's for a plate of pasta thinking you understand Venice.

When we went to Venice we decided to seek out the real Venice. If you look closely you will see it is a real working/living city, and is not just all about Tourism. I wanted to experience what it was like to eat at a Venetian restaurant - not a tourist restaurant. We stumbled across this restaurant when walking around the streets. We were attracted at first by the good plates of food people were having in the street as we walked past.

Inside it was modest, but well presented. The staff were friendly, and it was clean. We sat down to eat. We didn't know what to order, so the owner decided to give us a full Venetian meal consisting of several dishes - fish salad, pasta, calamari, desert etc. and complemented with good quality wine. For the amount of good quality local food we ate, the price was very modest too.

If you are going to go here, keep away from the menu, and ask for the Venetian experience. You won't be disappointed, and can walk away knowing you've experienced Venice.

  • Visited May 2013
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Bunbury, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Cicchetti and Ombré - a must in venice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2013 via mobile

We stumbled across this place as we were searching the lane ways of venice for dinner - our fist try of cicchetti - delicious!
The bar is old school, wooden with all decorations on the walls and roof for 1 euro each you get a glass of the ombré and each cicchetti (bite sized tapas) is also 1 euro. You could definitely make a meal out of it, however we just stopped for some ciabatta with toppings ombré Rosso (house red) and moved onto dinner. Fantastic venitian tradition!

Visited May 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“I dont get it??”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2013 via mobile

For all those who think this restaurant is good, i would love to see what you consider bad?
What type of restaurants do upu have at home? We tried veal, never seen so much fat in my life in one plate. The fish, the smell was enough to force us to open the windows.
How do places like this stay in business? Ok i will be positive, the wine was good. Thank god it was bottled in another place!

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Vancouver, Canada
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“Nope not up to scratch”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2013 via mobile

Disappointed food very bland and not up to the previous reviews Wine was very good and that made up for the food. Maybe because it was a Sunday night the chief was off. There were some locals at the bar which did encouge us at first

Visited May 2013
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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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“Good news from the Rialto”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2013

Trying to find somewhere to eat near the Rialto is like trying to suck a golf ball up a garden hose. It can be done but you have to work really hard. This is just off the canal side, down a side alley. So it is blissfully quiet compared with the mayhem two hundred metres away. We had a proper, civilised meal with excellent wine, in congenial surroundings. The service was attentive and informed. We left reassured that some restaurants in Venice still take a pride in offering good food at a reasonable price.

  • Visited April 2013
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