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Cantinone Gia' Schiavi

Dorsoduro 992 | fondamenta Nani, 30123 Venice, Italy (Castello)
+39 041 523 0034
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Ranked #26 of 1,214 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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Madison, Wisconsin
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77 reviews 77 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

After spending a week in Italy and eating way too much food, a guide mentioned that we should try eating at a "cichietti" when in Venice. After another large lunch, it was a perfect early evening meal. They have about 8-10 small appetizers available that you chose from (1.2 euro per item) and another 2 euro for a small glass... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We walked in after finding this place on tripadvisor and, after ordering two glasses of (delicious and very cheap!) wine, asked the owner to recommend us a few of his favorite cichietti. He responded with a cheeky smile and 'I can't, my mother makes them! They're all my favorite!' so we chose the ones that looked the best instead. It... More

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This place was never open! It was close to our hotel so we thought we'd try it but could never manage to find out when it opens.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I found this place from TripAdvisor and wanted to try its drinks. We went before dinner and took a glass of their favorite drink (I do not remember its name, but ask the barmen for their traditional drink) It has two types; one is sweet, the other is not sweet. They told us that, women prefer the sweet one, men... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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87 reviews 87 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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lisbon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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London
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8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Mumbai
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32 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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
61 helpful votes 61 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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Sarasota
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42 reviews 42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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