Taverna al Campiello Remer

Address: Campiello Remer, Cannaregio 5701, Venice, Italy
Telephone: 041 5228789

- Mid-range

4.4

Enjoy spectacular Grand Canal views with a drink and a snack.

By the time you find this cosy, welcoming bar and eaterie with its arched ceiling and exposed brick walls, you’ll really feel you’ve earned your drink. Tucked away down tortuous alleyways off Campo San Giovanni Crisostomo, not far from the Rialto, the Taverna sits in a tiny square with a splendid Grand Canal frontage and view over the iconic bridge.

Food and drink
4
90%
Service
3.8
90%
Food and drink
4
90%
Value for money
4.5
90%
Ambience
4.3
90%
Location
4.8
90%

Food and drink

If I eat here, I come at lunch time for the well-priced buffet (€20). In the evening, things get more expensive… and you won’t realise how much you’re paying until the bill arrives because the menu is recited, not printed – a habit in some Venetian restaurants that I object to. The cooking, moreover, is competent but unexciting. More often than not, I just drop by for a drink because there are few finer places to nurse a spritz than in the delightful campiello, watching the boating activity on the Grand Canal. There are all the usual cicheti (bar snacks) to help your aperitivo or nightcap go down.

Ambience

Until recently very locals-only, the Taverna is now firmly on the trail of those adventurous tourists who take the trouble to find it. There’s live music most evenings.

Service

Despite the generally welcoming ambience, table serving staff can be slow and not always terribly friendly.

Location

A challenge to find, the Taverna is in a tiny square right on the Grand Canal, with a view across to the Rialto markets and left to the Rialto bridge: head west from Campo San Giovanni Cristostomo.

Price advice

The lunch buffet costs €20. There’s a 5.30pm-7.30pm happy hour buffet when a glass of wine plus snacks costs from €4, depending on what you’re drinking. If you eat à la carte, expect to pay upwards of €40 a head for a full meal.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • First-time travellers
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Singles
  • Great views / scenery
  • Live entertainment
  • Nightlife
  • People watching
  • Relaxation

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