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Birreria Forst

#83 of 1,231 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Italian, Bar, Cafe, Fast food, Pub, Brew Pub
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Calle della Rasse 4540, 30122 Venice, Italy
+39 041 523 0557
09:30 - 23:00
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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317 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not far from saint Marks Square but much cheaper than other places - on top of which they have very good own brewed beer (I had both light and dark and both were great). The food is simple but looks very good - sandwiches and salads etc. popular with locals.

Thank jim m
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I loved the spot! Very connected so it's easy to get there and is full of local people, so if you're looking for a typical Venice bar, I recommend it! Tried the panini and the beer, both excellent.

Thank Juan G
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Great for a relaxed reasonably priced bite to eat Sandwiches and beer but great quality Stop by whilst strolling around

Thank Mark D
Roseville, California
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Cheap eats, open late. Sandwiches I got weren't the best. Kind service. Spend cash if you come here, not card.

Thank Walker L
London, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

What a gem. So close to the Grand Canal and so reasonably priced- mind boggling. The prices are very clearly displayed and the difference between sitting down or standing up explained. Food is just sandwiches or meat boards. Great atmosphere.

Thank juratewall
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45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Great spot! I never miss it when I am in venice. Small typical spot. It is only a couple of minutes away from San Marco square but prices are not touristic at all. Actually quite cheap. Italian draft beer, great tramezzino sandwiches with whole bread. Cold cuts. Just great :)

Thank Giuseppe G
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75 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Take a break from visiting museums and grab a drink and snack here. Everything is very reasonably priced and you can meet some locals. The staff was great and the drinks were strong (I ordered gin & tonic). The little tapas apps they have are delicious. Just sit back and enjoy a moment before you keep exploring Venice.

Thank MandyIsSmart
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49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Heard about this place from Rick Steves guide and although I was able to secure a good sandwich for less the 4 euros selection was not anything like others nearby. The atmosphere was nice though evoking a neighborhood watering hole feel with locals drinking at 6pm.

Thank Nicholas M
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

We popped in here for lunch one day - the place was popular and rightly so! Despite the place being busy, food orders came out quick. The atmosphere in there was great, lots of locals in there which shows it must be good! We enjoyed our sandwiches, packed full of fillings and flavoursome. Great!

Thank BagTeaBag
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Came here for lunch after visiting St Marks Square and wasn't disappointed! Great tasting selection of sandwiches and three glasses of wine for under EUR 20. Fun, buzzy and lots of locals - highly recommended!

Thank Nick M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10
Italian, Bar, Cafe, Fast food, Pub, Brew Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle della Rasse 4540, 30122 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Castello
  • Neighbourhood: Castello
  • Phone Number: +39 041 523 0557

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Castello

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Castello is the largest of the six sestieri (districts), and the only one not facing onto the Grand Canal. More than half of Castello is situated within Arsenale, the naval base, which occupies over one-fifth the area of Venice. This gentrified maritime neighbourhood feels busy but casual. Castello’s side streets are laid back, with small boats lining canals criss-crossed by laundry. Semiannual exhibitions add a strong artsy current to the Arsenale area. Via Garibaldi in Castello, with its shops and bars, has one of Venice's rare straight and wide boulevards. When a large ship turns around the Lido to enter the Giudecca Canal, the startling sight creates an illusion that it will run aground right on Via Garibaldi! Families treasure Giardini near the island's tip, green with rare trees and grass, and Riva degli Schiavoni is a popular spot for Venetians to take a stroll to watch the sunset.
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