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“Wonderful gem of a place”
Review of Al Merca

Al Merca
Ranked #19 of 1,617 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast
Neighbourhood: San Polo
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Wow, what an amazing little bar. We visited here three times during our stay and had Aperol Spritz and Red wine ( 2euros per glass !!). There is no seating ( or loo!)so people congregate in the square which creates a real buzz. Owners very friendly and welcoming and the cicchetti are delicious . Highly recommend if you want a really authentic taste of Venice.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank victoriaYork
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Reviewed 28 October 2018

One could hardly call it a restaurant or cafe. At the best one could call it a kiosk! This wonderful little place, tucked behind the law-courts in the heart of Venice, a mere stones throw from the Rialto Bridge, sells the most delicious little sandwiches and rolls at an incredibly reasonable price. My absolute fave is the San Daniele and truffle pate, it is to die for! There is no seating area except a small bench type arrangement, so you have to stand around (the only downside) clutching your glass of Prosecco (yes, they serve that too) but you won't even notice the standing as you'll be wolfing down those divine delicacies! I cannot believe I've been coming to Venice every year for 35 years and only discovered it on my last visit - I've a lot of making up to do.

Date of visit: November 2017
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Thank marleo59
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Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Every day we passed this little shop next to the market and everyday it was queuing with people.

And you can see why...

€1.50 for a small but tasty sandwich and cheap but quality glass of wine. Join the crowd in the street with a nibble and a drink here.

This is a must of your tick list of Venice.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank DanielJH12
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Reviewed 22 October 2018

Stopped here for a snack and spritz. Tiny hole in the wall place, eat in the campo outside. Good spritz, great food and good service, as it appears to be mainly locals here and so many ignore us poor tourists. In Venice for a week and will certainly be back

Date of visit: October 2018
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Thank PaulHatton
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Reviewed 13 October 2018

What a lovely little spot for a glass of wine and a few of their little buns filled with cured meat & cheeses. The bar is tiny and there is nearly no where to sit, but the wine list is first class and so good value. A nice tasting Soave and a "chichetti" in form of a bun filled with San Daniele ham & truffle cheese at €4,50 really is a bargain for Venice. There were lots of locals and almost everyone had a drink in their hands at 11am - what a life style! :-). Now, this place deserves the good reviews!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank NiccOnTheRoad
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