WHY A lovely covered sidewalk patio, worthy wines to drink here or take home, and mighty fine panini.
WHAT Part wine shop and part outdoor café, this place was cleverly designed to keep the indoors temperature-controlled for the wine while having that indoor-outdoor flow so essential to Venice living. The wine-by-the-glass list is relatively short but deeply appealing: an international collection of lesser-known choices at fair prices, including some for under $10. To accompany your Portuguese Vale de Torre are cheeses, charcuterie, salads and panini, all of which are good enough to attract lunchtime folks who are drinking Pellegrino instead of Pinot.
WHO Mostly locals who can walk here for a drink and a panini.
Region: West of the 405
Features: Dinner, Lunch, Patio Dining, Vegetarian
Price Range: $10-under
Cuisine Type: Italian, Wine bar