Friday, 30 September 2016

Chiccetti in Venice

All'Arco was featured on Rick Stein's 'Venice to Istanbul'on TV
Sestiere San Polo, 436 | Calle ArcoVenice

 Only a few steps from the Rialto Bridge this tiny bar serves chiccetti (a Venetian version of tapas) and wine or beer. There are one or two tables outside and a small bar were you can perch your goodies while you eat. Or you could take them with you and find a square to sit down and eat.
I think we tried them all and they were delicious especially the baccata mantecato This is made from dried cod which is soaked then whipped with olive oil, as you would when making mayonnaise, till it reaches a light and creamy texture. Also excellent value.

Not far away is Aqua & Mais, a hole in the wall serving chiccetti as street food in cones to be taken away.