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Al Merca

#10 of 1,223 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
San Polo
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Campo Bella Vienna, 213, 30125 Venice, Italy
+39 346 834 0660
10:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Thu 18:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 21:30
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the best place in Venice for a wine fix, and cheap ! But don't be in a rush to be serve as everyone seem to go here to have their apéritif

Thank Helene D
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We loved this place! We went as a group of 3 after walking around the city all day. It's got a great atmosphere, with locals and tourists mixing with drinks. You can get a spritz or glass of wine for 2-3 Euro, with small slider-like sandwiches for 1.5 Euro. We were really happy we stopped by here.

Thank Adam M
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place had great reviews and didn't disappoint. It was one of the most lively bars we visited, outside standing space only. Despite the cold we enjoyed the vibe, the drinks and polpetti were good and the price excellent.

Thank ferrymary
Cleveland, Ohio
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was on our list of places to find during our 24 hours in Venice. We had watches a number of Rick Steves episodes on Italy before our trip, and he had high marks on this place. Italian snacks + wines + cheap prices = a must-try! There seemed to be lots of locals here, and I'll admit, I... More 

Thank Lauren W
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146 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found this place on a food blog and am glad we stopped for a 'recharge' mid-day. We got 3 sandwiches for 1.50 euro each (tuna, mortadella cheese and a pate-type one) plus a glass of cabernet and a spritzer for 9.50 euro total! The most challenging part of this cafe is finding a place to sit or stand with your... More 

1 Thank buenavida24
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80 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to stop for a glass of wine-and how much fun. It will be the best $2 ever spent. Lots of locals stopping by for a quick bite, in between shopping or going about their day. Fun find.

Thank kwoodRochester
Lichfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an absolute little treasure to find, totally wonderful just full of people loving life and enjoying good wine at good prices 😍❤️

Thank kateharps
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Found this little place in a square by the Rialto Bridge - wonderful wine for €2-3. Stood and enjoyed a bit of sun. Was perfect and romantic.

Thank AMM921
Somerset, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wandering around the Rialto market area, we came across Al Merca. What a find! Brilliant wines and little filled rolls, excellent service. Best place we found in Venice for a drink.

Thank smiffy106
Miami, Florida
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This should be a must stop in Venice. We had read about it and planned to visit before going to Venice. My husband and I enjoyed a couple of polpettes (small sandwiches) and a glass of wine each for 11 euros. Great wine and the sandwiches were yummy.

Thank BdgtTravel305

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Campo Bella Vienna, 213, 30125 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Polo
  • Neighbourhood: San Polo
  • Phone Number: +39 346 834 0660

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in San Polo

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San Polo
The Rialto Bridge is the most famous sight along the Grand Canal in San Polo, smallest of Venice's six sestieri (districts) and by far the busiest neighbourhood. Morning Venetians arrive to peruse the markets for fish, fruit and vegetables, while shops display goods from cheese to wine to desserts. San Silvestro and Rialto Market vaporetto (water taxi) stops add to the steady stream of foot traffic. San Polo is defined by churches including Basilica dei Frari, one of the most important churches sought by art lovers.
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