Spritz is the king drink of the Venetian aperitifs, with a history going back several years and a birthplace contended between the cities of Venice and Padua.
At the end of the day, does it really matter where Spritz was worn, but where you can enjoy it alongside some tasty cicchetti just before either lunch or dinner, or whenever you are up to!
It’s hard to say no to a spritz and you don’t want to go to any place really and when you find the right one for you, it gets even harder say goodbye to it.
So, if you are ready to leave your gondola, your eyes are fully satisfied with Venice’s romantic sightseeing, then it’s time for a spritz break and we have selected some highly-recommended sports where you can fall in love with this drink.
Bars and churches never go out of business in Venice!
Osteria alla Bifora
A cute osteria with the right atmosphere and a spritz that is simply top quality. It will taste even better with the numerous cicchetti on the menu or the tasty cheese and cured meats boards. Where to find it: Campo Santa Margherita 2930.
An excellent spritz goes along with excellent cicchetti. Definitely among this young crowd where it’s easy to feel like at home. The only risk: going back to your hotel borrachos! Where to find it: Dorso Duro 1078 | Fondamenta Toffetti Campo San Trovaso.
Taverna del Campiello Remer
A buffet-style aperitif very popular with Venetians. The happy hour is a must and the spritz is made with extraordinary care with a well calibrated mix of prosecco, soda and bitter. Where to find it: Cannaregio 5701 Campiello del Remer.
Cantina Vecia Carbonera
Considered to be a landmark for spritz lovers and one of youngers’ and students’ favorites in town, where the spritz is served religiously with a slice of lemon. Where to find it: Cannaregio 2329 Campo della Maddalena.
Osteria al Mercà
One of the most appreciated spot in the lagoon. Best to have it with the super-tasty homemade baccalà (salted cod) cicchetti or with mini soppressa ham panini. Likely to be crowded – and for a reason! Where to find it: San Polo 213.
Bacareto da Lele
Few steps away from the train station you will find this gem. A vist here is a must and the spritz is made ‘as it should be’. Same goes for the amazingly tasty cicchetti. The place is rather small and often crowded, but it really a worth a visit. Where to find it: Campo dei Tolentini 183.