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Italian, Bar, Wine Bar
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Reviewed 12 September 2021 via mobile

Great service, nice food, smiles everywere. They offer not only great street food but also nice memories gorm Venice. Worth to go off beaten path to try.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 6 December 2020

We started by having a spritz but the food looked so appealing we just stayed and made a lunch out of it. We were not disappointed. The cicchetti were all delicious and the prices fair. Friendly helpful service too - and it was fun just...watching the world go by on Via Garibaldi on this lovely sunny Saturday afternoon.More

Date of visit: September 2020
mloduca, Proprietario at El Refolo, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2020

Thank you very much for your review. Yes, we dedicate a lot of time (with great pleasure of course ;-b) to select Italian specialties, and we are very glad when our guests, especially foreigners, appreciate the result of this research. Yes! I agree, it's fun...More

Reviewed 8 January 2020 via mobile

Yes, there are locals in Venice and this is why we loved this place even more. So much fun to have a drink, some Italian tapas and enjoy talking to them. Treat this place with dignity and behave, please.

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed 10 November 2019

It is a delightful place with wonderful ambiance and attentive service, but the cost is over the moon! Lovely dining experience at Venice. I had the cannelloni and my wife had the pasta carbonara- both were authentic and delicious! Dishes came out quickly. Polite service.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 26 October 2019 via mobile

You should try If you want to drink and eat something good. But there is always huge line:)) And you don’t feel like you are a tourist!!

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 24 September 2019

Friendly bar with amazing selection of freshly prepared tiny rolls, lovely bread, great fillings. They ring a bell when your order is ready. Beautiful setting away from the crowds and good local beer

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 20 September 2019 via mobile

It’s rare to get the combination of excellent food and service with a smile in Venice but this place provides both. It is very small, casual and self service but the food was fresh and outstanding. Only disappointment was that we found it during our...last day in Venice.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 8 September 2019 via mobile

We went here during a Biennale visit. This place is just between Arsenale and Giardini. Had some great drinks and delicious cicchetti :) and the 2 guys are super friendly too! Felt very authentic and I’ll definitely be back!

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 5 September 2019 via mobile

Enjoyed the most wonderful lunch of simple Cicchetti here today. Absolutely delicious and fabulous prices. I think we were so lucky to get a table. Washed down with Aperol Spritz at 3 euro each. Our cheapest and best lunch in Venice. Staff lovely too.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 1 September 2019 via mobile

Stayed just round the corner & this place was always packed! Wandered in as there was a free table for once & couldn't be more impressed. Definitely more than a sandwich shop; cheap drinks (paid €8 for an aperol just round the corner conspired to...€3, & this one was much nicer) & delicious snacks. Get a mixture of at least 4 mini sandwiches! They grill them so the cheese ones are all crispy on the outside & gooey on the inside. Perfect!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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30 October 2017|
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Hi! from Tuesday to Sunday 11:00am - 1:00am
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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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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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Frequently Asked Questions about El Refolo

Yes, El Refolo offers takeaway services.

El Refolo is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5