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Arsenal, Venice, Italy
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good72%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
2 Feb 2016
“Cozy bar with one of the best views in Venice”
13 Sep 2015
“One of our favourite places in Venice.”
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Arsenal, Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

The friendly ancient lions keep watch over the Arsenale and for gatti lovers this is a dreamy spot, a corner spot to sit outside and people watch. It's off the beaten path and for the most part quiet. On cold winter days you can sit...More

Thank CarnivalGatti
Reviewed 13 September 2015

We found this place on our first visit to Venice and always return when we are here. Situated next to the entrance to the old naval arsenal it is in a relatively quiet area of Venice and the prices reflect that, with a strong regular...More

1  Thank JOHNL858
Reviewed 8 September 2015

Beside the main entrance to the Arsenale, this is an informal place for a coffee, drink, or bite to eat. Away from the madding crowds, service excellent. A good place to chill, and reflect on how the nicked those stone lions, before cranes were invented!...More

Thank David O
Reviewed 9 May 2015

Neat little bar serving good food. It has a great view of the imposing naval gate with the 4 lions. The service was prompt and polite. Definitely recommend this welcoming little bar.

1  Thank callisto1275
Reviewed 22 July 2014

After walking Venice for hours we were ready for Cappuccino and wine! This little bar has an outdoor sitting area beside the Arsenal where you can rest and people watch. Very nice. Was there in April 2010.

Thank lynniepie
Reviewed 2 December 2013

We were staying close by in Arsenale and dropped in after a long day in the city. Very reasonably priced for Venice. We ordered the pasta speciality of the house a spaghetti with fruitii de mare. Loads of clams mussels and langoustine, absolutely delicious and...More

1  Thank Paul Q
Reviewed 6 July 2013

Stopped for a quick drink and snack. Focacia with prosicutto and cheese went down with our daughter and the place had a good vibe with attentive staff. Price fair for Venice as well.

1  Thank Andrew D
Reviewed 19 May 2013

every time I am in Venice, in summer or winter, I come to the Arsenalebar. Besides their tramezzini sandwiches being my favorite in town, the view on the four Lion statues in front of the entrance to the marine is magic. I like the athmosphere...More

Thank jointadventures
Reviewed 18 April 2013

Stopped here a couple of times just to sit and relax for coffee. Always welcome and about half the price of the city centre. Great view of the Arsenal gates - bit chilly in the afternoon as the sun went round. Didn't eat here but...More

Thank Peter D
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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  • Address: Arsenal, Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Castello
  • Neighbourhood: Castello
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