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Osteria Al Squero

#2 of 1,206 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Dorsoduro / Accademia
Italian, Bar, Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Pub
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Dorsoduro, 943 / 944, 30123 Venice, Italy
+39 335 600 7513
10:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Tue 10:00 - 21:30
Wed 16:00 - 21:30
Thu - Fri 10:00 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 21:30
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped in by accident on our way to find a restaurant to eat? We enjoyed the atmosphere so much we stayed all day we met a fabulous group of Italian people (now friends) and had a wonderful memorable afternoon we will be sure to return again, it's a must to check this place out enjoy! ciao chin chin salute

Thank johnd2721
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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327 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I think as long as expectations are managed this place is pretty much perfect. Don't expect to get a seat, it's tiny so you may be standing outside, and don't expect a meal, it's a snacks only kind of place. But other than that it's great. Good value wines, tasty little snacks, friendly staff and no pretensions, great place for... More 

Thank jamiep84
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Crowded lively café bar great ambience and little Cochiti bites to eat. Watch the gondolas being repaired in the boatyard opposite

Thank AlyG1954
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Found this place in a search for cichetti near our hotel. It ended up being our favorite stop of it's kind in Venice, we went twice. The staff is very friendly, and the food is great! It gets crowded, as they all do around lunch time but there are plenty of options to try- you won't miss out on anything!... More 

Thank JustTouringAround
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Food - Very good. We enjoyed all the small bite-sized dishes. We'd been looking forward to more hot dishes so we were slightly disappointed to find that all the dishes were cold, except the croquets. But the food was good and we did enjoy it. Service - Very good. Despite how busy the shop was, the service was not lacking.... More 

Thank Xiao Yi Y
Bakewell, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Delightful small, ambient bar, very well and interestingly located. At the boatyard opposite, a gondola was being taken from the water during our second visit for maintenance (much sweat involved) as we enjoyed our wine and snacks of which there is a good, moderately priced range. Pleasant, comfortable but small interior. The canal-side wall is the main external asset.

Thank plannerj
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Precisely what I was looking for. The best of its type I tried in Venice. Great location, awesome spritzes tasty chichetti at a reasonable price. Very friendly staff. Thank you for a great experience!

Thank pmagnus99
Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After visiting this bar on our last visit to Venice. With good food and wine we made sure we visited again. Sat for a couple of hours drinking and snacking while watching the gondolas being cleaned. Highly recommend a visit to this must see bar.

Thank Jim H
Singapore, Singapore
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Reasonably good wine at a good price. Can try the wine before ordering. Food was pretty good. Can be quite packed at times.

Thank Shaunsetoh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When in town make sure to drop by-- very delicious cigheriti and wine! For a good reasons so highly rated.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$16
Italian, Bar, Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
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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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 in the morning light. The Accademia Bridge crosses the Grand Canal. A back street doubles as basketball court. Palaces house residents, or like Ca' Foscari a university, or a museum like Ca’ Rezzonico that attracts Venetians for concerts. Dorsoduro reveals its industrial roots too, in buildings converted to house university departments or exhibitions. Campo Santa Margherita bursts with youthful energy from local students. Foot traffic bustles to and from Piazzale Roma and Santa Lucia train station. Evening commuters pause for an aperitivo. Neighbours exchange confidants in a campo (square) on their way to market.
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