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“Fantastic place for a light lunch”

Caffe dei Frari O Toppo
Ranked #285 of 1,467 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$17
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Dining options: Breakfast
Neighbourhood: San Polo
Reviewed 2 February 2017

This little pub-type restaurant pushed all the buttons for me. My wife and I had just popped in for a quick bite after visiting the Basilica dei Frari across the street (which doesn't open to visitors until 13h00 on Sundays). In a display window were a selection of open-faced sandwiches on whole-wheat bread, and we ordered four half sandwiches, a glass of house wine, and a draft beer. One of the servers then brought the sandwiches to our table, neatly laid out on a slate and cut in two.

My beer was really tasty, the creamed cod sandwich was out of this world, and the other sandwiches were all great. The music playing softly in the background was just right, and at an unobtrusive volume. The whole vibe of the place whispered: "Relax, enjoy, chill out."

We finished with a sweet and some excellent coffees, and paid a bill that was surprisingly modest. The overall experience put me in a good mood for hours.

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Reviewed 30 January 2017

We stumbled onto this place while looking for a place to grab a quick bite during our day trip to Venice. It doesn’t strike you as anything special from the outside, but wins you over with the coziness of the interior. Even though it is pretty small, there is enough room at every table and the seating is comfortable. The staff is very friendly and helpful, which makes your experience all the more pleasant as a non-Italian speaker.
The food and drinks themselves are quite tasty and, taking into account how large the portions are, the prices are surprisingly reasonable, as compared to other similar bars and shops scattered around Venice. The service was also pretty quick and the presentation really refreshing. We recommend a visit, to decide for yourselves.

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Thank Monica T
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Reviewed 11 January 2017

We popped in here by chance for a quick bite and a drink. Staff were very friendly and explained what wine was available etc. The beer was also better than the standard lager you see everywhere in Venice if you are a real ale drinker. We shared a cheese and ham sandwich with grilled veg on it...it was really tasty! the toilet was very clean too! thanks very much! great place to sit and watch the gondolas go by! thanks very much for the welcome

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Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

This place was amazing ! We had probably the best cocktails in all of our trip! It is a bit pricey but definitely worth it !

Thank danipimeschini
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Reviewed 21 November 2016

One of the best hot chocolates in Venice - thick and creamy and lush! And the selection of gins looked pretty tempting too!

Thank Martine E
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