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Cantinone Gia' Schiavi

#29 of 1,207 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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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
best and most authentic Cicchetti

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Victoria, Canada
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Late Night
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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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Lewes
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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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Dublin, Ireland
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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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NJ
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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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London, United Kingdom
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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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Oslo, Norway
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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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barnard castle, uk
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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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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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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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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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