Café / Wine Bar
Party Earth Review Not much more than a food counter situated in a corner of Campo Bella Vienna, Al Mercá nevertheless attracts a constant stream of easygoing patrons who line up for beer, wine, and snacks and to chat under the warm glowing lights of the awning. Though there is a tiny indoor space and a lone wine barrel outside that offers ... more
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Restaurant / Wine Bar
Party Earth Review Naranzaria, named after the old citrus market that was historically centered there, is today a stylish family restaurant beautifully situated to offer views of the Grand Canal and the bustling market at the foot of the Rialto Bridge. The small two-level space features a tiny but sparkling bar, jazzy pendant lighting, glowing ... more
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Venice may not be the party capital of the world – not by a long shot – but there are many wonderful Venice wine bars just begging to fuel a romantic evening in this beautiful town.
One of the best ways to experience the wine bars in Venice is during the nightly Giro di Ombra, which literally translates as “turn of the shadow” but is really just the Venetian equivalent of a pub crawl. An ombra is a small glass of wine, and there are many ombras to be had in this town. When you first get to the bar, be sure to order a few (or several) cichetti, which are small portions of food served in bars all over the city.
Steps from the Grand Canal, Al Merca is an incredibly popular Venice wine bar, and might also be the smallest in town. A casual hole-in-the-wall, Al Merca is known for its variety of budget-friendly Italian wines, as well as a nice selection of snacks from seafood to delectable charcuterie. Ca’ D’Oro is another very popular Venice wine bar, for this subterranean den – also known as “Alla Vedova” – not only has loads of cheap wines by the glass, but arguably the best polpetti meatballs in Venice.
These are just two examples of the great wines bars in Venice, the rest you can find with Party Earth, or perhaps just by wandering down the many side streets until you come across one that looks inviting.