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American Bar

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Address: Sestiere San Marco 302, 30124 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 041 522 2515

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Worst service in Venice

The ice cream is good, but you'll have to endure the service in order to get it. I highly suggest you continue on and find other pastry and sandwich shops, they ate all around San... read more

2 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 March 2016
martin1o9
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Montreal, Canada
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

I was in Venice for a month, the American bar, was my home away from home. The bartender made great drinks, and was always entertaining, by playing all different types of music, from jazz to rock and roll. The bar offers snacks, and live music on the weekends. Prices are very reasonable. To find the bar, just take the Vaporaetto,... More 

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Sarasota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

Since this place is right on the plaza you can expect to pay a little higher prices, but €7 for a beer served in a plastic cup seems about right. Wife was shopping and I stopped in to get away from the madness. Waiters did seem a little pretentious, but that is Italy after dealing with so many tourist every... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

The ice cream is good, but you'll have to endure the service in order to get it. I highly suggest you continue on and find other pastry and sandwich shops, they ate all around San Marco.

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2015

We nipped into this café for a coffee on the move. Paid our 3 Euros each (!) and came out with a half filled cup of luke warm coffee in two clear thin plastic cups. Tasted like plain instant coffee. I would suggest you follow the advice of the guide books and head away from St Marks if you want... More 

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Brea, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2013

We had gelato twice a day during 9 days in Italy, and the gelato they sell out the side window was the best we had in Venice. We went twice in the short time we were in Venice

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2013

Having gone to the Bar for a coffee I will never return despite its good location. I ordered a coffee and was presented with a ticket for some bizarre reason they seem to expect you to order what you want twice as I will explain. I was on the phone at the time so my girlfriend presented to ticket to... More 

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San Marco
The most famous sestiere (district) in Venice has one of the world's most famous squares, St. Mark's (Piazza San Marco). Anchored on one end by the basilica, clustered around it are restaurants, museums, shops, orchestras playing in the square, pigeons, the grand pink Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), the soaring campanile bell tower, an astrological clock tower, plus gorgeous cafes and restaurants like Florian and Quadri. Piazza San Marco is beloved by Venetians themselves. They book a table anytime, which offers a buffer from the fray. This grand outdoor drawing room attracts Venetians for a stroll too, especially late in the afternoon when the hoards of daytrippers thin out. It's simply a grand place to meet.
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