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Cantinone Gia' Schiavi

Dorsoduro 992 | fondamenta Nani, 30123 Venice, Italy (Castello)
+39 041 523 0034
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Ranked #20 of 1,203 restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Late Night
Neighborhood: Castello
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92% Recommend
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Phoenix, Arizona
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67 reviews 67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Once we figured out the system we were very happy to enjoy some wine at a great price right on the canal. We were so happy to find a respite from the tourist spot. This wine bar was full of friendly locals. I'm glad we stopped.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

definitely one of the few typical places left. Prices are still fairly low. I love this place! I usually go there for spritz but also lunch can be nice.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We are fairly regular in Venice but didn't know about this unique watering-hole until friends tipped us off. It's well worth a visit for a drink - the wine list is quite amazing, and the snacks were imaginative and tasty. It's slightly bizarre to drink good wine out of plastic cups - though I spotted some of the regulars being... More

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69 reviews 69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Two miniscule glasses of indifferent wine in plastic cups and a tiny quantity of "cichetti" (two small servings of baccala' on bread and two pieces of salami) set us back 9 Euro and we had to stand outside and gulp it down. Before we could ask for more, the place was closed -- at 8 PM (what sense does that... More

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Cannes, France
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142 reviews 142 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I reviewed this recently and then we returned to Venice so this is an uptodate note. May be the best chichetti, certainly the greatest variety. Lots of Italian's and tourists, young and old, all spilling out on to the canal and small bridge. Wine by the glass is possibly the best selection in Venice. It is also a very good... More

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We visited this business several times during our stay, as our apartment was right around the corner. While I preferred the other chichetti stop I reviewed over this one, primarily because the staff was exceptionally friendly at the former, we also very much enjoyed our visits here. They have very good selections of cold chichetti. My favorites were those with... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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55 reviews 55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This place is great for a quick bite and a glass of wine Be aware that it gets very crowded but service is friendly and will notice your existence waiting to place an order

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

A quirky and characterful old place right next to a canal in Dorsoduro, this is not to be missed. Both the cafe-latte and wonderfully more-ish "chichetti" were the best we had in our recent two week stay in Venice. The only thing that stops me giving it five stars is the absence of any seating inside (for some strange reason,... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

Another lovely place for chicchetti and wine at lunchtime. Busy with locals and in a lovely setting near the gondola repair yard. Take some crostini and posecco outside for a lovely picnic lunch opposite the gondola repair yard.

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Accrington, Lancashire
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91 reviews 91 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This is an atmospheric wine bar and shop, packed full of interesting bottles, that turns out some of the most iinnovative chichetti to be found in Venice........Try the cheese and nettle sauce or some of the unusual seafood. Wines are good quality and reasonably priced, but you stand by the counter to consume these delicious morsels...........Tie it in with Osteria... More

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