It is obvious to suggest people to go to a bacaro (the Venetian name for bar). There are many good ones, where you can have a spritz and eat cicchetti. Every true local has his or her own favorite, and so it is for me. Among many, one in particular has caught my attention ever since I first went there.
There you will find a nice selection of wines, divine prosecco to enjoy standing up talking to the barman, chilling out in the facing piazza (“campo”) or having one of the few seats available. You can choose a light cicchetto clearly made with quality ingredients, or something more substantial, like a sandwich with cold cuts and various cheeses.
The lovely owners (brother and sister) have told me how they care about sustainability, how they have decided to make their place plastic-free and how they pay attention to the selection of organic and seasonal food and organic spirits.
In addition to such sustainable practices, in this special place the owners are also continuing a neighborly tradition: the “cicchetto and prosecco pagato.” What’s that, you ask? When patrons pay for their wine or cicchetto they can decide to also pay for an additional one for whoever orders next. The bills are tacked upon the wall when you enter on your left.
You can leave a prosecco and a cicchetto paid for whoever might like one, starting a chain of generosity for whoever is coming next!