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Nov 12, 2007 12:03 PM

Venice Wine Bars

Hi all,
I will be spending 3 weeks in Italy for Christmas about 40 minutes north of Venice. I love Venice, and have been many times, but usually on afternoon trips where we really didn't stop to eat anything more than a snack. I would like to go back this year but actually experience a wine bar. I tried searching this board, but didn't really find much info. Do any of you have any suggestions for me. I have no problem going to Murano or Burano for them either. Is Harry's Bar worth it?

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  1. the wine bars in venice are called bacari, and there are many of them. They sell small portions of wine, snacks and sometimes bigger meals as well. Hopefully you will get some specific recommendations soon.

    1. Harry's Bar - not worth it. 15 Euro for a Belini!

      1. Harry's bar doesn't serve wine by the glass (only prosecco and champagne) so if it is wine you are looking for don't go there.

        There are some really great wine bars in Venice though in December, some of them may be closed. La Cantina on Strada Nova in Cannaregio is very well known now and is a great place, but they definitely might be closed. My other favorites are Vinus Venezia in Dorsoduro, Cavatappi in San Marco, Alla Botte in San Marco, Un Mondo di Vino in Cannaregio, and Al Prosecco in Campo San Giacomo dell Orio in Santa Croce. You should be able to google any of these for addresses.

        There are lots of other bacari and bars serving wine by the glass, but all of these concentrate a bit more on the wine than the food - with the exception of Alla Botte perhaps. They all have food, though.

        Have fun!

        3 Replies
        1. re: Shannon

          This has got to be Shannon from Slowtrav, no?

        2. I have recommended VinoVino, near the Fenice Theater, on this board many times. They have a very large wine list and serve a limited menu of food at lunch & dinner that is prepared in the kitchen of the Antico Martini restaurant. They are also open late in the evening.

          1. Hi guys, this is Max from venice, I suggest to you AI RUSTEGHI, one of the best "kept secrets" in Venice, near CAMPO SAN BORTOLO, perfect for some panini and a good glass of vine.
            Hosteria AI RUSTEGHI, S. Marco, 5520, Venezia (VE) - +39 041 5232205