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“Great for lunch and pre dinner spritz” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Osteria Al Squero

Osteria Al Squero
Ranked #9 of 1,355 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $17
Cuisines: Italian, Bar, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Dorsoduro / Accademia
Description: Al Squero is the only Osteria in Venice exactly in front of the Ancient Squero of San Trovaso.There is no other place where appreciating from its window the construction or restoration of original Venetian gondolas. Is is a cozy and comfortable place where you can share with friends a glass of Italian wine and taste an appetizing “cicchetto” at a small price.The selection of wines you can taste or buy at Al Squero comes from small regional wine firms of Friuli, Trentino-Alto Adige and Veneto, so that it is guaranteed unique care at the quality and distinctiveness of their products
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“Great for lunch and pre dinner spritz”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

We ate and drank here a couple of times in April 13. Great value spritz, fresh crostini and good location.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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“Chicchetti on the wall”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013 via mobile

Great little place with, shock horror, cheap drinks and super snacks in Venice. Grab your spritz, and a plate of crostini, constantly refreshed from the kitchen and sit in the canal wall watching the boatyard opposite at work. Lots of locals popping in. The owner is really laid back and carefully prepares all the drinks individually. Drink and a snack for less than five Euros.

Visited May 2013
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“Good value Spritz”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

After a long day of walking the narrow streets of Venice we stumbled upon this tapas bar when we were heading north towards the train station. We noticed people sat on the wall outside having their refreshments. When we saw that an Aperol Spritz was 2.20 Euros and a bottle of beer was 2 Euros we didn't need second invitations to stop. It was lovely, and we were basked in sunshine on the little wall outside and there was a nice atmosphere all round. Highly recommend.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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“Good cichetti”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

My wife and I stopped here a couple of times for good cichetti washed down with a glass of wine.this place has advantages and disadvantages from gia Schiavi which is very close by. the cichetti aren't quite as good, but you can sit down and the service was much more welcoming and cheerful. Also, it wasn't as crowded.

  • Visited April 2013
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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“Great cicchetti and my first Venetian spritz!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

We stopped here for lunch/spritz after completing our free walking tour. Our guide had pointed this place out and it was only 10 minute walk from our tour's ending point. Great, great, great place. Cicchetti and spritz were both fantastic. Yes, it's across from the gondola boat yard. I was more concerned with good food/drink and getting a seat inside. Check for all three requirements! And yep, € 2.20 for spritz (I did find a cheaper spritz at another place for € 2.00!). When in the Dorsoduro area, seek this place out. You won't be sorry.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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