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“B for brilliant little bar” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of El Refolo

El Refolo
Ranked #22 of 1,409 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $29
Cuisines: Italian, Bar, Wine Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Brunch, Cash Only, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Castello
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“B for brilliant little bar”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013

I love this place. Also a place we keep returning to again and again. Especially after a long art saunter through the Giardini and Arsenale of the Biennale. It's basic what it has to offer, but so good, and great value. Panini (sandwiches) for 2 € a pop (with baccala, lardo, mortadella and carciofi that kind of thing) munched alongside a big goblet of spritz or decent local wine. It's the kind of bar, with reasonable prices most everyone can afford, that I would love to see in other cities, somehow nobody else manages to pull it off. El Refolo, please keep it up! the authentic simplicity, quality of taste, care and affordability

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Harmanna
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london
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“LOVELY”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013

I am Venetian but live in London. A visit El Refolo whan I am in town is a total MUST, especially as my husband (British), is totally addicted to their snacks. Prices are reasonable, staff very friendly and food is really nice.
I totally recommend it!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank bootybettina
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Cleveland, Ohio
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“best secret in Venice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

My significant and I stumbled on this place while walking around while on vacation. This is by far the best kept secret in town. The owner, Max and his right hand man, Elvis were awesome hosts. We celebrated my significants birthday at midnight and the spritz and a creation called the "ELVIS" were the drinks of the night. Great time!!!! The service and prices were perfect. If you dont go there, you are missing out on a great experience.

Visited September 2013
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2 Thank JTFocus
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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257 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
“Great service with a more local style”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2013

You'll at least find locals at this bar, not all tourists. Service is great and the style of food and drinks is very local and traditional and the prices are not tourist inflated either. A great spot for pre dinner drinks and nibbles.

Visited September 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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183 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Refreshing Spritz/Sandwich Stop”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2013

Like many who have shared reviews, this is a great little place to have a refreshing spritz and sandwich near the Venice Biennale or in this neighborhood. Seems like locals and tourists both know it's affordable, good stop for a snack or drink. A number of tables are available for seating or you can stand at bar.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank kaylaartt
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