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Osteria Al Squero

Dorsoduro, 943 / 944, 30123 Venice, Italy
+39 335 600 7513
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good26%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“crostini” (102 reviews)
“tapas” (33 reviews)
“chichetti” (20 reviews)
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Italian, Bar, Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Dorsoduro, 943 / 944, 30123 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place with friendly prices of drinks and monocots and staff as well. Next time will be there too...

Thank Petr R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great location on a quiet canal opposite a gondola repair shop. You can sit on the wall outside and enjoy the views, including passing cruise liners at the end of the canal. Fab selection of cichetti and €2.50 for spritz. Perfect spot for lunch.

Thank AmyLee333
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing place, amazing food, crostini to die for and the Spritz @ €2.50 you can’t fail to have an amazing time. Next to canal(I know how unusual is that in Venice). Service is brilliant and they also understand my unbelievably poor Italian. Visit and...More

Thank RolandChelsea
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is very affordable and has a great selection of typical cicchetti. Although expect a queue. There isn't a big seating area, but there is a wall overlooking the canal where you can sit and enjoy the view of the squero (gondola hospital). I...More

Thank Frannotts
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is a wonderful discovery, with very reasonably priced food, and cheap drinks too. A super location beside the canal in the sunshine to eat; what could be better? The only thing to watch out for is the odd seagull who will quickly snatch...More

Thank Robin C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great atmosphere for some wine and cichetti. Had few glasses of prosecco at great price. Lovely setting with gondola shop across the water. Busy but found a good seat and camped out for a couple of hrs.

Thank VanessaB_107
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The BEST ciccheti (tapas) and Sprits. I tried several places in Venice to try the typical tapas and this was definitely outstanding!

Thank Liza M
Reviewed 18 April 2018

Extremely reasonable prices, fabulous cicetti and wine, first class service. Always busy, justifying its high ranking in the Trip Advisors best eateries list.

Thank HoustonWanderers
Reviewed 14 April 2018

Lovely spot, very busy, go in and get a drink and some cicchetti then take them out and watch the boat yard opposite while having an evening drink, really enjoyable, freshly prepared, charming staff

Thank JHollie
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Stumbled upon this bar round the corner from our hotel. It's the first in a series of wine merchants along this street that serve crostini in the early evening along with glasses of local wine at very affordable prices (even the €2 glasses of wine...More

Thank d8smt
Dorsoduro / Accademia
Artsy is the defining mood of this neighbourhood with
street artists, students, painters, sculptors,
restorers, curators, historians, collectors, heirs and
heiresses rubbing elbows. Peggy Guggenheim's
collection, now a museum, lures chic locals for
evening art aperitifs. Traditionalists and visionaries
cocoon in bohemian luxury. La Salute basilica
buttresses the neighbourhood to the east. Gondolas bob
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18 January 2018|
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Response from EgyptophileEngland | Reviewed this property |
If you mean what time are drink prices reduced like in some places in Europe, I don't think they do it Al Squero. The prices are reasonable enough there anyway. If you are in Venice most places will make you feel happy if... More
Allison G
21 October 2017|
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Response from tadtrombley | Reviewed this property |
Technically none, but people do sit along the wall.
9 October 2017|
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Response from Derek R | Reviewed this property |
No reservations it's very informal
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$18
Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dorsoduro, 943 / 944, 30123 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Dorsoduro / Accademia
  • Neighbourhood: Dorsoduro / Accademia
  • Phone Number: +39 335 600 7513
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.
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