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Cantinone Gia' Schiavi

#38 of 1,215 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Dorsoduro / Accademia
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Fondamenta Nani 992 | Dorsoduro, 30123 Venice, Italy
041 5230034
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very pleasant

Off the main tracks. Genuine cosy wine bar on the canal. Possibly not the only one in Venice but we were very happy there.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Off the main tracks. Genuine cosy wine bar on the canal. Possibly not the only one in Venice but we were very happy there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The real deal. Reaxing, authentic and simply fabulous. Have a rest a while, drink some wine, try the most inventive flavoured snacks in town. Its a place to visit everyday, for sure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

Every visit this place is a must every day. Say hi to Thomas, Andrea Paulo. Fantastic knowledge if wines. Small bites of food amazing. Good value. Easy to find from Zaterre front. Look foir the boat yard. You will not be disappointed. Can't wait for our return in July. Keep up the good work. See you soon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I came to eat and drink, alone, with friends, for a snack, for lunch and to buy wine to take home. The family that runs the place and works are nice, friendly and the food is very very good. It certainly is NOT pricey as each piece of snack food is only 1.20 Euro and a small glass of wine... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Venice cuisine can be cripplingly expensive and damnedly mediocre. So many tourists hang around The Piazza and are seduced into grim, overpriced eateries by the blandishments of white jacketed hustlers on the door that they leave telling their friends not to bother. 'Venice is a rip-off' they say and genuinely believe it. The good news is that there a large... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Ive been meaning to get here for ages and I finally did. Just a quick pit-stop-wine, snack and coffee-but everything as it should be. I will be back and can see how its so highly reccommended,its very good and very genuine.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Came to the neighborhood to see the small "shipyard" where the gondolas are built. Saw the large crowd surrounding this small wine and "snacks" bar across the way. Ordered a half dozen pieces and two glasses of wine. Pricey, yes, but REALLY high quality. You can eat outside along the canal (no tables)or inside at standup counters. Our best lunch... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Wow. My wife and me were estactic about this Cantina. Great tapas and homemade wine. Plan to visit again in the future.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

In a city where they want you to feel like in Disneyland, this place is a real place. Venetians and not go there to have good tapas and good wine. There is one owner nicer than the other ( two brothers i guess) , just a little more politeness and the spot should be perfect!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Old, traditional bar where you get great cicchetti (small, Italian tapas) in the afternoon. Do as the locals - ask for a few on a plastic plate, get some good wine and go outside and enjoy it at the canal side. This is one of the oldest and most traditional bacaris in town, always lively. You can also buy good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Fondamenta Nani 992 | Dorsoduro, 30123 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Dorsoduro / Accademia
  • Neighborhood: Dorsoduro / Accademia
  • Phone Number: 041 5230034

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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Staying in Dorsoduro / Accademia

Neighborhood Profile
Dorsoduro / Accademia
Artsy is the defining mood of this neighborhood with street artists, students, painters, sculptors, restorers, curators, historians, collectors, heirs and heiresses rubbing elbows. Peggy Guggenheim's collection, now a museum, lures chic locals for evening art aperitifs. Traditionalists and visionaries cocoon in bohemian luxury. La Salute basilica buttresses the neighborhood to the east. Gondolas bob in the morning light. The Accademia Bridge crosses the Grand Canal. A back street doubles as basketball court. Palaces house residents, or like Ca' Foscari a university, or a museum like Ca’ Rezzonico that attracts Venetians for concerts. Dorsoduro reveals its industrial roots too, in buildings converted to house university departments or exhibitions. Campo Santa Margherita bursts with youthful energy from local students. Foot traffic bustles to and from Piazzale Roma and Santa Lucia train station. Evening commuters pause for an aperitivo. Neighbors exchange confidants in a campo (square) on their way to market.