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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” (106 reviews)
“finger food” (14 reviews)
“tapas” (34 reviews)
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Italian, Bar, Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Dorsoduro, 943 / 944, 30123 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice little bar that serves Italian small bites. Friendly staff and good location opposite the place they make gondolas. Only downside is it is quite small so you need to be lucky to get somewhere to sit. However if you like to stand in the...More

Thank GazK68
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really tasty food, with a great choice for vegetarians. We sat outside watching the boats. Lunch for 2, with spritz was under 20 euros

Thank KatieWCambridge_UK
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The chicetti's tasted very good, spritz was €2.5 and the bartender made us a lemon spritz although it wasn't on the menu. Great place.

Thank Margus L
Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is a bit small and can be packed quite easily but we managed to find a place and enjoy some lunch. The staff is very friendly and they have cicchetti and wines for affordable prices in Venice - whats not to love?

Thank mariapalma2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous place, cheap tasty finger food. Spritz for 2.50 & vino for 1.20....Sat on the wall outside in glorious sunshine watching the world go by.

Thank 1970jb
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 May 11, 2018 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 May 10, 2018 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

1  Thank RolandChelsea
Reviewed May 2, 2018

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 April 27, 2018

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
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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January 17, 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
October 20, 2017|
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Response from tadtrombley | Reviewed this property |
Technically none, but people do sit along the wall.
October 9, 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$17
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
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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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