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“A good spot for a light lunch”
Review of Osteria Ai pugni

Osteria Ai pugni
Ranked #160 of 1,450 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Dorsoduro / Accademia
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Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“A good spot for a light lunch”
Reviewed September 17, 2015

We happened upon this charming little place as we were wandering around Dorsoduro in Venice. We were ready for a very light lunch and this place fit the bill. There was a nice variety ready made sandwiches. We bought several and shared. They were all fresh and delicious. So for someone looking for a snack or a very light lunch, this is a great place to stop.

  • Visited August 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Become part of the neighbourhood!”
Reviewed September 16, 2015

Osteria & Bar Ai Pugni, facing onto Canal San Barnaba at Ponte dei Pugni, is an authentic neighbourhood place with people spilling onto the narrow Fondamenta outside during the late afternoon “apperitivo” time. The place is filled with interesting characters, who clearly know one another, so there’s lots of energy, talking and laughter. As with all places in Italy now, it’s non-smoking inside. However, this is Italy after all, so the large window onto the street is open in good weather and the smokers go on the canal side of the open window, whilst the non-smokers are on the other side!

A good range of wines, spirits and cocktails are available, also coffee and they have a range of snacks such as the Venetian bar staple, tramezzini. It’s a fun place that should be on your list.

Visited June 2015
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great place to try some interesting wines.”
Reviewed September 11, 2015

This was our second visit to Venice this year, and the Ai Pugni is still our favourite bar. At lunchtime, they have a couple of super pasta dishes, with panini and cichetti all day. But the real pleasure is the wide range of red wines to try. If it is quiet, you will get an enthusiastic chat while trying these. And do try the Amarone, well worth the couple of euros extra per generous glass.

  • Visited September 2015
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Seattle, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
194 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
“Great little cafe for wine and snacks!”
Reviewed July 11, 2015

We came across this place while on the way to the DaVinci exhibit at the San Barnaba di Venezia Church. The kids loved it! Great little snacks, delightful sandwiches and a wonderful wine selection, which was helpful at 15:30 and in 35 degree heat. All in all a fantastic find!

  • Visited June 2015
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Los Angeles, California
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Cafe”
Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Picked up a couple sandwiches on our way out of town. The speck with Brie and rucola was delicious. The cappuccino was excellent too

Visited May 2015
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