Al Mercà: the best wine bar

Al Mercà: the best wine bar

At cocktail hour, pop into one of Venice's favourite hangouts.

In late afternoon, Venetians like to come to this tiny place in the lively San Polo district and set the world to rights over a glass of wine. Some proclaim loudly that this is the best wine bar in Venice. It is, indeed, undoubtedly one of the best! Here, you remain standing, or even outside like most everybody.

At the bar, order some homemade paninis, delicious sausages, or cod fritters, best paired with a glass of 'Rosso Masieri' or a Spritz – to be enjoyed in moderation – or some fruit juice. The whole counter is laden with delicacies that can be eaten with or without hunger, but always with relish. Conversations start up, anecdotes are exchanged on the square right in front, and, before you know it, you're there for the night.

you care to be seated, you can sit in front of the large barrels that function as tables, or take a spot outside on the steps to philosophize while facing the canal.

Osteria Al Mercà
Via Dandolo 17

Lido da Venezia
30125 Venezia

+39 041 243 1663

Menu: from 5 EUR