5 bars where you can enjoy a great spritz in Venice

1) Cantina Vecia Carbonera

A typical Venetian local, furnished with barrels and demijohns. The variety of wines and snacks is vast, and the spritz, which is also available ‘to go’, is excellent. If you’re lucky, you may find a spot at the table with a romantic view of the canal.

Aperol spritz

Rio Terà della Maddalena 2329

+39 041 710 376

2) Osteria Da Filo

An informal and welcoming space, with leather sofas, origami and paper lanterns. During the day, head to Da Filo for a drink in a laidback, cosy spot. In the evenings, the place is packed with young people and definitely becomes livelier. On Wednesdays they always host live music performances.

Interior of Osteria da Filo

Rio Terà Primo 1539

+39 041 524 6554

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3) Oficina Ormesini

You have two options here: sit down at one of the tables and enjoy some people watching while you sip your (excellent) spritz. Alternatively, you can start your evening with an aperitivo, followed by some delicious cicchetti, superb fish starters, a nice mix of meat or fish for your main and a digestivo to top it all off.

Exterior and terrace with blackboard menus at Oficina Ormesini

Fondamenta degli Ormesini 2689

+39 348 341 5910


4) Al Parlamento

This beautiful place is off the beaten track of most of the tourist itineraries and is a real institution for university students, and beyond. Here you can get anything from abundant cicchetti and tramezzino sandwiches to spritz and other classic cocktails.

interior of Al Parlamento

Fondamenta Savorgnan 511

+39 041 244 0214


5) Osteria al Squero

No matter what time of day or night you decide to stop at this little bacaro, it is always packed with tourists and Venetians alike. That’s because the cicchetti and spritz are excellent, but, above all, because you can take your plate and glasses outside and enjoy your aperitif with a view of the canal and the gondola shipyard on the other side. Particularly nice during the summer.

two women drinking spritz outside the Osteria al Squero

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