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Top Choice Wine Bar in San Polo & Santa Croce

Al Prosecco

The urge to toast sunsets in Venice’s loveliest campo is only natural – and so is the wine at Al Prosecco. This forward-thinking bar specialises in vini naturi (natural-process wines) – organic, biodynamic, wild-yea…
Top Choice Wine Bar in San Polo & Santa Croce

Al Mercà

Discerning drinkers throng to this cupboard-sized counter on a Rialto Market square to sip on top-notch prosecco and DOC (Denominazione de Origine Controllata) wines by the glass (from €3). Edibles usually include m…
Wine Bar in San Polo & Santa Croce

Do Mori

You'll feel like you've stepped into a Rembrandt painting at venerable Do Mori, a dark, rustic bar with roots in the 15th century. Under gleaming, gargantuan copper pots, nostalgists swill one of around 40 wines by …
Bar in San Polo & Santa Croce

Cantina Do Spade

Famously mentioned in Casanova's memoirs, cosy, brick-lined 'Two Spades' continues to keep Venice in good spirits with its bargain Tri-Veneto wines and young, laid-back management. Come early for market-fresh frittu…
Bar in San Polo & Santa Croce

Basegò

Focusing on three essential ingredients – good food, good wine and good music – newly opened Basegò has rapidly formed a dedicated group of drinkers. Indulge in a cicheti feast of lagoon seafood, Norcia prosciutto, …
Wine Bar in San Polo & Santa Croce

La Bottiglia

Housed in what was once a butcher’s shop, La Bottiglia has an impressive cellar of interesting wines, including plenty of organic options. Tucked in the far corner of Campo San Stin, the wine bar is extremely photog…
Bar in San Polo & Santa Croce

Ancora

A great location at the foot of Rialto Bridge and with outdoor seating on the Grand Canal, Ancora is ideal for enjoying a restorative spritz at the bar (€2.50) after a morning shopping and sightseeing among the mark…
Bar in San Polo & Santa Croce

Il Mercante

Not only does Il Mercante serve some mean cocktails, it also has the magnificent I Frari as its backdrop. In winter, snuggle on a velvet sofa upstairs; in summer, head outside and take in the imposing view.
Bar in San Polo & Santa Croce

Taverna da Baffo

This osteria, named for Casanova’s licentious poet pal Giorgio Baffo, is actually a converted chapel, stripped to its naked brick walls. With strong spritz, draught beer and tasty house wines, there may be impromptu…
Bar in San Polo & Santa Croce

Osteria alla Ciurma

This old Rialto storeroom has been converted into a drinking den with a mast holding up the bar and a crew of regulars who come here for a €0.90 glass of house wine and cicheti (€1.50) piled high with baccalà mantec…