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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 good31%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sandwiches” (28 reviews)
“panini” (16 reviews)
“tapas” (4 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 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came across this bar on our long walks in Venice. We were charmed by the bartender and his attention to detail and great service. We ordered beer and one of each kind of sandwich and he nicely heated them up, cut them in half...More

Thank nico84ro
Reviewed January 30, 2018 via mobile

Our go to place for a pleasant afternoon drink. Great atmosphere and owners. Not over run by tourist.

Thank Kirill S
Reviewed January 29, 2018

We stopped in this wine bar for some wine before heading for dinner. The atmosphere was superb, and the owners were really friendly. Highly recommended.

Thank Colin_Calleja
Reviewed January 2, 2018

Two days ago we, my wife and me, were drinking a Prosseco and remember our last trip to Venice. This time we prefer to stay in the Castello region, wise decision, and after we settled in the hotel, we went down to Via Garibaldi and...More

Thank Marcos P
Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile

Nice easy-going place to hang out for a drink and some plates to share. Good selection of wine and selection of cheese and cured meat . Friendly staff.

Thank Mikael B
Reviewed December 28, 2017 via mobile

Nothing changes. El refolo is still the best bar in venice. Off the beaten track in via Garibaldi. Great wines. Amazing cicchetti and great staff especially Massimiliano. My home from home when in venice. Bravo.

Thank Fatbobslim
Reviewed November 24, 2017

Stopped here a couple of times for a spritz and snacks whilst on our short break to Venice after reading the tripadvisor reviews. An Aperol Spritz is 3 Euros amazing value and there are lots of little snacks for around 2 Euros each. Nice atmosphere...More

Thank Josie C
Reviewed November 15, 2017

excellent cichetti in a superb location (Via Garibaldi), nice staff and the Spritz Select even tastes great in cold weather!

Thank conny18
Reviewed November 13, 2017

Tiny wine bar close to the Arsenale and Giordino, which makes it an excellent place for lunch if visiting the biennale. Very popular with locals for a quick lunch – a wide selection of small sandwiches and a good selection of wines by glass. In...More

Thank SusaMasa
Reviewed November 10, 2017 via mobile

Happened across El Rofolo while out for a walk, this is a lovely friendly staffed bar. As with many Venetian bars there is no room inside, you order from the counter. There is a number of tables & seats outside . All drinks are very...More

Thank WaterfordTrooper
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
neighborhood 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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October 30, 2017|
Response from mloduca | Property representative |
Hi! from Tuesday to Sunday 11:00am - 1:00am
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May 14, 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
March 13, 2017|
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Response from mloduca | Property representative |
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$33
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 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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
  • Neighborhood: Castello
  • Phone Number: +39 344 163 6759
  • E-mail
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