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“A haven of quiet!”
Review of Enoteca al Volto

Enoteca al Volto
Ranked #116 of 1,435 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $34 - $47
Cuisines: Italian, Brew Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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).
Stanford-Le-Hope, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A haven of quiet!”
Reviewed June 27, 2014

We stumbled upon this small café during our first time in Venice and have returned on our two subsequent visits. I can't comment on the food, as we've only stopped for a drink but it is so comforting to be able to enjoy a refreshing drink at a realistic price away from the crowds but in reality only 50 yards from The Grand Canal. Cross Rialto Bridge (in the direction of St. Marks Square) and turn right along the canal side. Walk as far as you can before a large church blocks your path, turn left and there it is 50 yards down on the right. Although small, it was obviously well-known and used by the locals. The staff speak English, there was a good selection of snacks during the day and outside tables in the shade. If you're looking for a bottled beer, check out the tall fridge to the right of the bar. I found some very unusual and reasonably priced British ales. We enjoyed a superb freshly squeezed orange juice and 500ml bottle of beer for €7. Just what we needed and pretty good value considering where we were.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Alan C
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Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Tasty food, not crowded by tourists”
Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

We've asked locals to suggest good restaurant close to our apartment and got this one suggested.

Visited it two times, had a few dishes. Both times food was very testy and service fast and friendly.
They speak decent English.

House vine was also very nice.

Thank Igor R
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Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

We went past on our contiki tour, and found it. Loverly little dishes! Quirky and cute. The pasta was so nice and very friendly service!

Thank Lily W
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Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent quiet dinner”
Reviewed May 22, 2014 via mobile

Had a great meal here. Food was excellent, generous and well priced. I had spaghetti with clams which was great. We also had speck with vegetable pasta, also great. With spectacular tiramisu for desert.
The house red wine was also tasty and cheap.
It was nice to sit on a quiet street to get away from the crowds.
The waiter was friendly and helpful but knew when to give us our quiet time.
The experience deserved 4.5/5 really

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Seattle, Washington
Level 5 Contributor
84 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Wine and bites with locals”
Reviewed March 18, 2014

Rarely have I been anywhere in Venice that isn't frequented by tourists, even in the off-season. Perhaps al Volto is a bit off the map for tourists, but it shouldn't be. An old enoteca with some great choices; I was intimidated a bit at first but the bartender put me at ease and made good recommendations. The only reason not 5 stars is because I came at lunch and it seemed the food selection was fairly limited compared to some other enotecas and the risotto was warmed in a microwave, but i filled myself on a variety of crusty bread with salmon, baccala, and olive, plus some baby octopus for tradition.

Visited March 2014
Thank lat28
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