The most beautiful bacari in Venice
Everyone knows it, eating in Venice is often a little bad for your wallet. If you want to quench your appetite between a walk and another, cicheto (snack) and shadow de vin (wine glass) are classical Venetian.
For who maybe doesn’t know it, the bàcaro is the typical Venetian tavern: with just a few Euros, you get great appetizers.
We went around the city and we chose our ten favorite bàcari (in alphabetical order). Enjoy your tour!
Ai Do Mori
San Polo district, 429
Tel. 041 5225401
Monday to Saturday, 8-20.
It is the oldest bacaro in Venice. You can find it in San Polo district. You will recognize it by the carboys scattered around, and by copper pots hanging from the top. The kitchen prepares traditional meat and seafood cicheti. But the specialty of the house is called “the stamp”, a mini aquared sandwich filled with crab, shrimp, ham, bull cup and ... some others surprises.
I Promessi Sposi (The Betrothed couple)
Calle dell'Oca - Sestiere Cannaregio 4367
Tel. 0412 412747
Every day, 11:30 to 14:15 and 18:30 to 22:15. Mondays and Wednesdays, 18:30 to 22:15 only.
It's a tavern near Campo S.S. Apostles, in a little street hidden from the eyes of tourists. You will pass through a long, narrow entrance and get into this little nice place inspired ancient taverns . Here you’ll get a large assortment of meat or seafood, hot or cold cicheti. Must try the meatballs, sardines in sauce and creamed cod. Good choice of wines. Open for lunch and dinner.
Alla Vedova (Osteria Ca 'D'Oro)
Sestiere Cannaregio, 3912
Tel. 041 5285324
Every day, 11:30 to 14:30 and 18-30-22.30. Sunday only 18:30 to 22:30. Closed Thursdays.
If you are are lucky enough to find a seat, order cod fish with white polenta. Otherwise, if you want to pick something standing, get some meatballs, always hot and crispy. Open for lunch and dinner, always best to book in advance.
Bacarando in Bear Court
Bear Calle - Sestiere San Marco 5495
Tel. 041 5238280
Bacarando is set in a small courtyard just steps away from Rialto Bridge. A Delightful restaurant on two floors, it is frequented by young people. The real bacaro is on the first floor: excellent choice of cicheti and wines. Upstairs, the dining room if you want to taste the Venetian specialties and a variety of collectibles rum.
Cantina do Spade
San Polo district, 860
Tel. 041 5210583
Every day, 10-15 and 18-22.
This tavern is a short walk from the Rialto Bridge. They talks about it since 1448. The bacaro serves many cicheti - try the tuna meatballs one-, accompanied bygreat wine. Also try the fried zucchini flowers stuffed with cod, sardines in sauce and stuffed squid. Everythings taste great!
Cantinone già Schiavi
Fondamenta Nani, Dorsoduro 992
Tel. 041 5230034
Monday to Saturday, 8:30 to 20:30. closed on Sunday.
This tavern and wine shop was founded in 1944, now it is own by its generation, and is set in one of the most characteristic districts of Venice. Great choice of cicheti, no seats, as it wants the real ancient Venetian Bacaro. You can also purchase bottles of wine, brandies, whiskeys and liqueurs on display in the room.
Salizada Piston - Sestiere Cannaregio 4556 / c
Tel. 041 5233084
Always populated by young Venetians, El Sbarlefo offers affordabletraditional Venetian cicheti. The restaurant is modern and cozy, with a large bar inside and a few tables outside. Try the salt cod with olive oil, as it once was, the medallion of sea bream or the salmon roulade with robiola cheese.
Campo de le Bécarie - Sestiere San Polo 319
Tel. 041 8220298
Tuesday to Saturday, 10:30 to 19:30. Sunday only 11-15. Monday closed.
Lino Fritto stands in front of the Rialto fish market. It offers the most original flavors of the city. Among the many, the stick of bamboo with tuna or cod meatball, stuffed cereals croissants filled with smoked swordfish, robiola cheese cream and tomatoes, fresh tuna burger with capers and caramelized red onion and radicchio. always fresh products, modern place and great service.
Toy Bridge - Sestiere Cannaregio 5600
Tel. 041 739128
Young owners at this spot, with not too many cicheti but everyone of excellent quality. It is in the Cannaregio district, in Venice not too much visited by tourists. Choice of wines produced by one of the managers. Tables also outside, tastings and live music from 18 to 20.
Trattoria da Fiore
Calle delle Botteghe - Sestiere San Marco 3461
Tel. 041 5235310
Every day, 12-15 and 19-22. Tuesday closed.
Traditional cicheteria in the heart of Venice, a ten minute walk from Piazza San Marco. It is the right place if you want to taste the Venetian liver (liver and onions). In the menu also the classic creamed cod, grilled or fried cuttlefish, only in spring time, the “moech”e with white polenta (fried soft crabs). Booking in advance is suggested..