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||
|"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
|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|