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El Refolo

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Via Garibaldi Castello 1580 | Sestiere Castello, 1580, 30122 Venice, Italy
+39 344 163 6759
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  • Very good30%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sandwiches” (35 reviews)
“panini” (16 reviews)
“chichetti” (6 reviews)
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Italian, Bar, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Via Garibaldi Castello 1580 | Sestiere Castello, 1580, 30122 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 6 days ago

One of the better value places that I came across in Venice probably reflecting that it was a bit away from the main tourist attractions in a more residential part of town which is well worth a visit. The service is friendly and the seats...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Mark I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tucked away in via Garibaldi this place is my go to bar in Venice. Great cichetti, great staff. Lovely location. Miss it at your peril.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Fatbobslim
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent bar on Via Garibaldi ! We have been going to Venice for years and have visited El Refolo many ,many times. The hospitality is fantantastic, the sandwiches are a triumph, and the drinks are inexpensive. Max, Alvise and the girls are always on hand...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank csacker2018
Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

Small bar with tables and chairs in the broad Via Garibaldi serving wine and spritz with an amazing range of sandwiches. I had a Spiritz Hugo and a couple of delicious sandwiches for under €10 so well worth a short wander from the bustle of...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank johndU4920ZS
Reviewed 24 October 2018

We read many reviews on this place and it did not disappoint. Lovely setting in a venetian courtyard, friendly staff and delicious food. Not pretentious, relaxed and causal with Michelin star food - Pizza and pasta are the best choice. MUST GO

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank tarowberry4
Reviewed 7 October 2018

I walked past El Refolo on a hot day while it was fairly busy, and decided to go and sit for a while in the gardens nearby until it quietened down. So glad I did! When my partner arrived and agreed it looked good, we...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Suzth
Reviewed 20 September 2018

Fantastic little bar, with some high table outside on the Via Garibaldi. Had many Cynar Spritz and delicious sandwiches here with local cheeses and meats. The prices were the best in town by far, and despite this, they served the best sandwiches and largest most...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Pieterandmax
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

We found this bar following recommendations on tripadvisor and we were not disappointed! We started with a spritz, and then ordered the meat and cheese platter and, due to the hot weather, a couple of glasses of prosecco. All were reasonably priced and delicious. The...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

A good choice of wines and tasty cicchetti. About 12 tables with high stools out in the street. Very reasonable prices and a tasty double marked beer on tap. Unfortunately we only found it on our last night in Venice. We'll be sure to visit...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank cuairteoirdoire
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

A fantastic wine bar with the most amazing variety of sandwiches. We had two chorizo ones, a ham and sun-dried tomato one and a pepperoni and cheese one. They even heat up the sandwiches which was an added bonus! Drinks also very reasonably priced. A...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank LaurenECEast
Castello is the largest of the six sestieri
(districts), and the only one not facing onto the
Grand Canal. More than half of Castello is situated
within Arsenale, the naval base, which occupies over
one-fifth the area of Venice. This gentrified maritime
neighbourhood feels busy but casual. Castello’s side
streets are laid back, with small boats lining canals
criss-crossed by laundry. Semiannual exhibitions add a
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29 October 2017|
Response from mloduca | Property representative |
Hi! from Tuesday to Sunday 11:00am - 1:00am
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13 May 2017|
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Response from mloduca | Property representative |
Dear guest, much depends on your level of intolerance / allergy to gluten... This is because, while having some gluten free products available, because of the little space available, we can not avoid contamination between... More
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Response from mloduca | Property representative |
Dear Miss Lizzy, El Refolo is not a restaurant but a street wine bar. Anyway, we don't use peanut oil, but any products we use are made in place were can be present contamination with any allergic ingredients like walnuts... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$31
Italian, Bar, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Garibaldi Castello 1580 | Sestiere Castello, 1580, 30122 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Castello
  • Neighbourhood: Castello
  • Phone Number: +39 344 163 6759
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