Harry's Bar / Venezia

Calle Vallaresso Venezia 30124
Opening Hours
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 10:30 - 23:00

Harry's Bar is, despite its name, mainly a restaurant located at Calle Vallaresso 1323, Venice, Italy, owned by Cipriani S.A..HistoryHarry's Bar was opened in 1931 by bartender Giuseppe Cipriani . According to the company history, Harry Pickering—a rich, young Bostonian—had been frequenting Hotel Europa in Venice, where Giuseppe Cipriani was a bartender. When Pickering suddenly stopped coming to the hotel bar, Cipriani asked him why. When Pickering explained that he was broke because his family found out his drinking habits and cut him off financially, Cipriani loaned him 10,000 lire . Two years later, Pickering returned to the hotel bar, ordered a drink, and gave Cipriani 50,000 lire in return. "Mr. Cipriani, thank you," he said, according to the Cipriani website. "Here's the money. And to show you my appreciation, here's 40,000 more, enough to open a bar. We will call it Harry's Bar."The Italian Ministry for Cultural Affairs declared it a national landmark in 2001.PatronsHarry's Bar has long been frequented by famous people, and it was a favourite of Ernest Hemingway. Other notable customers have included Italian conductor Arturo Toscanini, inventor Guglielmo Marconi, Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock, Richard Halliburton, Truman Capote, Orson Welles, Baron Philippe de Rothschild, Princess Aspasia of Greece, Aristotle Onassis, Barbara Hutton, Peggy Guggenheim, Matt Heyens, Kari Wainwright, Woody Allen and Joel Sumerlin.

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Kim Thomas en
Stephano is the man. We had a fabulous dinner here and everything was perfect. This is a world renowned restaurant, so be prepared to spend appropriately. You will not be disappointed, but your wallet will. 21 euros for a 6 oz Bellini. GooglePlace - September 2017
Michel Khoury en
Get ready to spend a good penny here but the food is worth every dime. It's definitely a classic but the decor is average. I would come here to eat and go grab a drink elsewhere. GooglePlace - September 2017
Ryan Boeckermann en
We came here to try the Bellinis but decided to have lunch as well. The food was amazing, it was a little bit expensive but definitely worth splurging. GooglePlace - August 2017
Yuriy B en
It's a classy bar, frequented by literary types back in the old days (Hemingway!). There is an overt air of pretentiousness here and the Bellini, while incredible, was 22 Euro. Not exactly quaint. Worth stopping in for. The bartender we encountered was very friendly. Wouldn't necessarily return, but worth a stop in, especially if you'd like to experience that old-time feel. GooglePlace - June 2017
Benjamin Arthur Photography en
Unique place which we thought we needed to go to. My honest opinion? Don't bother. This place is living off past glories. Overpriced for sure. Bellini was pretty ordinary and @€21 we felt def. used and abused. If you like feeling used and abused you'll love Harry's Venice. If you are smart you will avoid!! GooglePlace - May 2017