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Cantinone Gia' Schiavi

#29 of 1,204 Restaurants in Venice
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Dorsoduro
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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
lives up to all the praise.

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
roseblago
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Dublin, Ireland
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Late Night
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Dublin, Ireland
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58 reviews 58 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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NJ
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28 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
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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Oslo, Norway
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40 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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barnard castle, uk
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

I cant believe I actually found this place again. First time we chanced upon it during aqua alta and a quick exit from Venice Jazz Club, so a real bonus to find out that we hadn't imagine it.. Next to the canal in the Dorsoduro area and teeming with people, both locals and tourists. No seats but just enough elbow... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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92 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I love this place and eat here as many times as I can fit in when in Venice. The food (small food, stand up and eat, with fingers) is excellent. The house wine is very inexpensive but if you want better they have everything you could want as they are an enotecca.

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Tel Aviv
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We accidently stopped by and saw the crowds gathered outside so we thought we need to give it a try. Bought ourselves four chicceti and some wine and took them across the bridge to sit across the street. We very much enjoyed the food and the wine. Nothing fancy but basic food with good combinations of taste and a lovely... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Stumbled upon this tiny place late in the day, and it was just what we needed. Friendly staff with reasonably good English, huge wine selection and they're happy to make suggestions from, and awesome chicchetti -- I was thinking about the brie and anchovy that I had there for the rest of our trip. It's definitely small and crowded and... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Widest variety and highest quality of Chicetti in Venice. Sometimes surly service but who cares!! Unique combinations ans always extremely fresh and vibrant. Well balanced flavors. A trip to Venice would not be complete for us without stopping here. All wines by glass are nice too! Stand at the bar, stand inside by the wine bottles or eat outside on... 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
  • Neighborhood: Dorsoduro
  • 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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