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“lovely premises and location” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Osteria Al Squero

Osteria Al Squero
Ranked #13 of 1,363 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $17
Cuisines: Italian, Bar, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
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Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, 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
Pincourt, Canada
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122 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“lovely premises and location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

We made a quick stop in Osteria Al Squero to purchase some wine (to go) and to use the facilities. The shop was immaculately clean, attractive and bright. The service was courteous. The restroom was spotless and tastefully decorated. The location was just marvelous with a view overlooking the gondola boatyard.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great Cappuccino”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

We were on our "get lost in Venice" part of the day when we came upon this Osteria. While aimlessly meandering and ending up on wonderful dead end streets we found this little gem on Fondamenta Nani. An eclectic group of patrons from around the world mixed with locals to enjoy the view and have a refreshing moment. The barista was very friendly while creating our outstanding cappuccinos. Now firmly in our memories, Osteria Al Squero represents what Venice is all about...enjoy!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“A great place to take a break and have a glass of wine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

We stumbled upon this place on search for all the churches and museums we want to see. There were a lot of people out side which always grabs my attention and then the deal closer was the cheap dollar sign next to the wine. I had to stop and was I glad I did we had a glass of the white house and red house wine and both were good and then both tried a little finger food sandwich that was pretty good also!!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Whitby, Ontario, Canada
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30 reviews
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“Fantastic little wine bar”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

I visited this great Osteria recently on a visit to Venice while staying at the Molino Stucky Hotel across the water. Came across it by accident really,as had just been dropped off by the hotel shuttle at their Zattere stop and wandered along taking a shortcut to the Accademia bridge and the Grand Canal. It's on Fondamenta Nani on the Rio S. Trovaso,across from the last remaining gondola workshop in Venice!! Spent several delightful visits there sipping on 2Euro Prosecco but there was a good list of local wines available served by the charming owner who seemed to run the place singlehandedly. My companion and I also snacked on various crostini which had amazing toppings....
I highly recommend this place,getting away from the hassle bustle of Venice and the Grand Canal

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Calgary, Canada
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179 reviews
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“Great little place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

We had fun finding this place as we wandered through the Dorsoduro district of Venice. The Spritz's set the standard by which we compared all the others, although none came close. At such a reasonable price it is difficult to stop at just one, and they were in small glasses. I couldn't get too excited about the little crostini, but my sister said that they tasted good. I liked the setting of the bar as it was comfortable to spend time at.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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