Anyone who knows Campo Santa Margherita knows Caffè Rosso (or just “il Rosso” for connoisseurs). Located in the lively Campo Santa Margherita, Café Rosso is a historic bar in Venice and is the right bar at all hours, for breakfast, for aperitif and even for the evening after dinner.
Inside the Caffè Rosso is pretty small, in fact the locals love this bar especially for its outdoors, when the warm season begins and you can enjoy a spritz and a tramezzino in the crowd or sitting at the tables outside.
I like it because is lively but do not expect anything fancy, it is a popular bar that reminds me of the working-class history of Venice. History that is not only about the palaces and the ‘700 marbles. Another piece of Venice’s soul that many forget.
The bar (osteria) was established at the end of ‘800, and soon the bar became a meeting point to talk about what was happening in the lagoon and about politics, another great passion of the Venetians.
Today it’s one of the most popular bars among university students and others, who keep the area of Campo Santa Margherita alive and noisy.