Osteria al Cicheto is a small bacaro (traditional Venetian wine bar) and a fine osteria hidden in to the side of Lista di Spagna a few minutes away from the railway station.
This spot is perfect when I take friends to the station and we have only a few minutes left.
At the counter I love tasting the house’s assorted fried snacks or traditional ‘cicheti’ while enjoying a nice glass of wine or Prosecco. (Make sure you don’t ask for a spritz, they don’t make any!). On the other hand, they write on their blackboard over a dozen of different glasses every day, especially Venetian and Friulian wines, paying attention in selecting small artisanal products, natural and bio. My favourite is the produced from the vineyards of the San Michele Island (yes, there are vineyards in the old center of Venice too!)
When you are nearby and are searching for a proper full lunch or dinner they offer some of the most famous dishes of the Venetian tradition put together with great care and attention to the primary ingredients and their distributors. It’s a must if you want to taste the unique Venetian flavor.
The cozy atmosphere and the friendly and welcoming staff make this small tavern a privileged and intimate place, away from the tourist hustle and bustle despite being steps from the station.
The interiors are meticulously designed, with shelves full of bottles of wine, paintings and a particular wall covered with corks of bottles.