As one of the smallest yet most popular wine bars in Venice, this hole-in-the-wall bacari serves a simple but delicious selection of Venetian ciccheti and great regional Italian wines and proseccos by the glass. Situated on a picturesque square within the bustling Rialto Markets area, feast on their bite-sized selection of mixed seafood antipasti, grilled fish, homemade panini and cured meats while drinking a “spritzer”, i.e. a local aperitif with aperol mixed with either prosecco, white wine or soda. Don’t be surprised to see the city’s workers lining up throughout the day here for a casual snack and a drink, where you can either sit on one of Al Merca’s wooden barrels out the front of the bar, or to take your meal away and relax on the waterfront pavement overlooking the Grand Canal. Open from Tuesday - Sunday from 10.30am - 3pm and 6.30pm - midnight.
campo Cesare Battisti, San Polo 213, Venice
+39 (0) 347 100 2583