Photo from Bellanico.
When I lived in Venezia (Italy), I knew all about grabbing a little “ombra”—it’s a term in Venetian dialect for the small glasses of wine you could get at wine bars (bacari) all over town. Starting Saturday June 26th, from 9pm until closing, ~BELLANICO RESTAURANT & WINE BAR~ is introducing Ombra Hour, offering cicchetti (small Venetian snacks) at half price, with over 25 selections of ombras (3 oz. tastes of wines); the offer will continue to run nightly for the last hour of service. To kick it off, Bellanico will be offering complimentary cicchetti with the purchase of a taste or glass of wine this Saturday. 4238 Park Blvd. at Wellington, Oakland, 510-336-1180.