Restaurant La Cusina | Restaurant on the Grand Canal | Venice 
San Marco 2159 • 30124 · Venice  · 
Italy · 
Phone: +39 041 2400 001 · 
Fax: +39 041 5231533 · 
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Cicchetti e ombre | A Venetian philosophy

Today, Venice holds true to many of its traditions and the bacaro is no exception: where venetians gather for a drink and small bite at the end of the day. Dating as far back to the trader's time, it was habit to place barrels of wine under the shade of the Piazza San Marco bell tower for it to maintain a refreshing temperature and so "andare all'ombra" - to go to shade for a glass of wine - became a popular expression. To accompany l'ombra was a cicchetto - a small bite - an expression you can still hear on the streets and see in bars and restaurants throughout Venice.

Coupling Chef Alberto Fol's favorite selection of chicchetti - both traditional and re-invented - with an impressive cocktail and wine selection, La Chic..chetteria is a cozy spot nestled within the walls of Restaurant La Cusina at The Westin Europa & Regina. Quickly, it has become a central venue for the much loved custom, as they say here in Venice, "andando a cicchetti e ombre" or "andando a bacari".

La Chic..chetteria welcomes small parties for informal aperitifs of up to 40 guests. For further information and details, please email or telephone us +39 2400 001. We look forward to seeing you at La Chic..chetteria.

Opening hours: Lunch 12:30pm - 2:30pm | Dinner 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Atmosphere: Informal/ Bacaro
Dress code: Smart Casual

Curled octopus with its sauce Euro 9  
White wines
"Scampi in saor" Euro 10 Ombra della casa Euro 4
Puréed salted cod with soft polenta Euro 8 Chardonnay Villanova Euro 6
Rice croquettes Euro 6 Pinot Grigio Porcia Euro 6
Crunchy prawns with Indian sauce Euro 10 Manzoni Venegatzu Euro 8
Selection of Italian cold cuts and cheeses Euro 13 Breganze Bidibi Euro 8
Burrata cheese with tomatoes and taralli bread Euro 8   Red wines
"Carne salada" with rocket and parmesan cheese Euro 8

Ombra della casa

Euro 4
Fried vegetables Euro 6 Cabernet Villanova Euro 6
Selection of four cicchetti Euro 26 Merlot Porcia Euro 6
Venetian Biscotti Euro 6 Campofiorin Masi Euro 9
Tiramisù Euro 8 Chianti Fonterutoli Euro 9