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“Just what we were looking for”
Review of Osteria Al Squero

Osteria Al Squero
Ranked #5 of 1,435 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$17
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours
Neighbourhood: 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. It 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.
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Just what we were looking for”
Reviewed 20 August 2014

Before travelling to Venice we'd read enough reviews/articles online to prepare us for the tourist traps, aka most restaurants on San Marco. We walked to Dorsoduro to escape the madness and find a smaller, more local place to get some food, and stumbled upon exactly what we were looking for.The staff were friendly and happy to explain about pricing, flavours and ingredients and we were thrilled to find that wine is available from 1,20 Euro per glass and cicchetti starts from 1 Euro per piece! We snacked on anchovies, salami, soft cheese, broccoli, crusty bread and sipped wine whilst we sat on the wall outside the Osteria, gazing at the sunset over the Grand Canal at the end of the street. The food was fantastic, we really couldn't fault anything we tried. It was great to find a smaller, more genuine Venetian gem and experience something truly authentic.

  • Visited March 2014
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2 Thank Amy W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Relax in Venice”
Reviewed 15 August 2014 via mobile

We stumbled across this delightful bar in the Dorsoduro district of Venice, quite near to the Zattere water bus stop. It has a very relaxed atmosphere and you can drink and eat outside overlooking a canal if there isn't room inside. The food and drinks are reasonably priced and of a very good standard with the staff are very friendly and helpful. Overall a real must if you are visiting the area.

Visited August 2014
Thank CD1987
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A Little Gem”
Reviewed 7 August 2014

Great Food, good chichetti choice
Great Wine
Great spritzer
Great Service
Great Prices
A must place to visit to sit by the water and soak in the atmosphere

  • Visited August 2014
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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Best bites and atmosphere on the canals”
Reviewed 23 July 2014 via mobile

We just ate at Osteria Al Squero and were so blown away by the little breads with toppings, fantastic biscuits, topped off with a welcoming and friendly service,warm atmosphere,and beautiful outlook. The bar staff were genuine and had a relaxed manner. We would recommend it for a before- or after-dinner bite and drinks.

  • Visited July 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Great location - Excellent Service”
Reviewed 16 July 2014

We had a great time and excellent food. As with everything in Venice, we wondered through town to get here, but it was well worth the trip.

Visited July 2014
Thank Travelbum2005
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