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El Refolo

Italian, ,
Via Garibaldi Castello 1580 | Sestiere Castello, 1580, 30122 Venice, Italy
+39 344 163 6759
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good30%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sandwiches” (31 reviews)
“panini” (16 reviews)
“chichetti” (5 reviews)
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Italian, Bar, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Via Garibaldi Castello 1580 | Sestiere Castello, 1580, 30122 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We read many reviews on this place and it did not disappoint. Lovely setting in a venetian courtyard, friendly staff and delicious food. Not pretentious, relaxed and causal with Michelin star food - Pizza and pasta are the best choice. MUST GO

Thank tarowberry4
Reviewed 7 October 2018

I walked past El Refolo on a hot day while it was fairly busy, and decided to go and sit for a while in the gardens nearby until it quietened down. So glad I did! When my partner arrived and agreed it looked good, we...More

Thank Suzth
Reviewed 20 September 2018

Fantastic little bar, with some high table outside on the Via Garibaldi. Had many Cynar Spritz and delicious sandwiches here with local cheeses and meats. The prices were the best in town by far, and despite this, they served the best sandwiches and largest most...More

Thank Pieterandmax
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

We found this bar following recommendations on tripadvisor and we were not disappointed! We started with a spritz, and then ordered the meat and cheese platter and, due to the hot weather, a couple of glasses of prosecco. All were reasonably priced and delicious. The...More

1  Thank Helen A
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

A good choice of wines and tasty cicchetti. About 12 tables with high stools out in the street. Very reasonable prices and a tasty double marked beer on tap. Unfortunately we only found it on our last night in Venice. We'll be sure to visit...More

Thank cuairteoirdoire
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

A fantastic wine bar with the most amazing variety of sandwiches. We had two chorizo ones, a ham and sun-dried tomato one and a pepperoni and cheese one. They even heat up the sandwiches which was an added bonus! Drinks also very reasonably priced. A...More

Thank LaurenECEast
Reviewed 13 August 2018

We had discovered this wonderful little place on our last visit to Venice in 2015 and had liked it enough that we made sure to visit it again on our 2018 trip. Wonderful spritz at very reasonable prices, great choice of wines and good service....More

1  Thank adamore
Reviewed 6 August 2018

I wrote in March 2017 of the refurbishment, which has devoted more space to the making of chichetti, and panini, and a better working environment for the team, but quite how they achieve what they do in such a small space is worth a visit,...More

1  Thank David O
Reviewed 4 August 2018

We discovered this place 2 years ago when we visited Venice - made the walk down the front promenade and swerved off the side street where the city quiets down and the locals are around. This trip, we meandered down the same route but -...More

Thank Heartstotravel
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

This is our second time this year in Venice. We didn’t see this place last time but were so glad to find it. Friendly staff and drinks/food well priced. A great atmosphere / a locals place. We visited everyday - by far our favourite place...More

Thank Stuart T
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
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Brianna P
29 October 2017|
Response from mloduca | Property representative |
Hi! from Tuesday to Sunday 11:00am - 1:00am
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13 May 2017|
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Response from mloduca | Property representative |
Dear guest, much depends on your level of intolerance / allergy to gluten... This is because, while having some gluten free products available, because of the little space available, we can not avoid contamination between... More
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Lizzy M
13 March 2017|
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Dear Miss Lizzy, El Refolo is not a restaurant but a street wine bar. Anyway, we don't use peanut oil, but any products we use are made in place were can be present contamination with any allergic ingredients like walnuts... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$31
Italian, Bar, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Garibaldi Castello 1580 | Sestiere Castello, 1580, 30122 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Castello
  • Neighbourhood: Castello
  • Phone Number: +39 344 163 6759
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