Food and drink
You can stop by just for a drink. But there are some great sandwiches and filled rolls, and a very small and ever-changing selection of pasta dishes to keep customers’ hunger at bay as they sip a glass of wine or savour beer from Italian micro-breweries. This close to the Biennale exhibition spaces, it’s only natural that the place is heaving during the late summer when there are also delicious creative mixed salads.
Friendly, laid back and humming with conversation, El Refolo offers live music out on via Garibaldi most Fridays in May, June, September and October, and a loud jazz sound track many other evenings. There are lots of locals, some adventurous tourists and crowds of Biennale-going luvvies when art or architecture shows are on. Note that, as most of El Refolo’s activities take place outside (inside there’s little more than a counter for ordering food and drink), opening times and events depend heavily on the weather.
On the wide Via Garibaldi in the eastern Castello district, with tables outside to watch the locals going about their business. Don’t confuse this winebar with Il Refolo near Campo San Giacomo dall’Orio, the gourmet pizza offshoot of Michelin-starred Da Fiore (see [node: 167822]).
The food at El Refolo is very snacky and prices depend entirely on how much you consume. This is a great place for an inexpensive snack.
- Backpackers / Students
- Live entertainment