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Cicchetti, The Aperitivo Snacks Of Venice

Come along with Katie Parla on a Cicchetti crawl in Venice!

In Italy, aperitivo hour is typically an evening affair - but on a weekend in Venice, aperitivo hour is any hour. Watch Katie Parla - author, culinary guide, food and beverage journalist and beyond - take a mini tour through the aperitivo offerings of Venice.

In Venice, there’s a special word for bar snacks: cicchetti. This term encompasses all of the snacks you can find at a bacaro (wine bar) ranging from fritto misto to crostini and everything in between. Think the Venetian version of tapas - perfect for snacking, sharing, and enjoying with a spritz.


Katie took us along to some of her favorite destinations - crostini topped with a dazzling array of ingredients from All’Arco, polenta-topped goodies from Sepa, and crustless sandwiches called tramezzini from Enoteca Al Voto.



Sestiere San Polo 436, 30125 Venice Italy


Sepa Osteria

Calle Della Bissa San Marco, 30124 Venice Italy


Enoteca Al Voto

Calle Cavalli San Marco 4081, 30124 Venice Italy


Scroll down for our own recipes to do cicchetti at home!

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Truffle Honey And Ricotta Crostini


Fig, Burrata And Prosciutto Crostini


Gorgonzola Anchovy Crostini


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