Cicheti and Bacari
The typical venetian appetizers
“Cicheti” are the classical example of venetian appetizers. Served in traditional pubs called “bacari”, they are little food bites usually prepared with fish, meat or salami and represent the perfect choice to enjoy a tasty aperitif.
The word “bacaro” comes from the name given to wine producers who used to sell their products centuries ago in San Marco Square: they used to bring wine bottles and “cicheti” on a pushcart, attracting people who used to cluster around these small carts to eat and drink these delicacies. And now, many years later, the situation hasn’t changed that much: you won’t see any more pushcart in San Marco Square, but you will always find a cozy “bacaro” to take a break and enjoy the venetian cuisine.