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Cantinone Gia' Schiavi

Dorsoduro 992 | fondamenta Nani, 30123 Venice, Italy (Castello)
+39 041 523 0034
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Ranked #13 of 1,173 restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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English first
Godalming, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

After seeing all the positive Trip Advisor reviews, I tracked down this Cantinone, only to find it closed on an April Sunday afternoon. I hadn't seen this mentioned by anyone, and thought it might be worth warning others. Will try again next time I am in Venice!

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maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Like other reviewers on TA, I too am conflicted about singing the praises of this place because I'd like to keep it all to myself! What a wonderful Venetian experience to have cichetti and a glass of prosecco at the best place for it in Venice. We literally stumbled upon this place while wandering through the Dorsoduro without having read... More

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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

I'm very conflicted writing this review. As much as I want to applaud my favourite Venetian cicchetti stop.... I don't really want it overrun with unappreciative tourists. We have just returned home from our third trip to Venice in the past year and have eaten at this delightful place all three visits (returning a couple of times on our week... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

We went here with our family. The people were very friendly, and we liked the atmosphere. It's a stand-up bar with decent sandwiches (they cut the meat while you wait, and the bread is fresh) and unique chichetti (Italian tapas). We liked the mascarpone with pumpkin, and the dried tuna with dandelion was also good. Got a prosciutto sandwich, which... More

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Toronto, Canada
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181 reviews 181 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
385 helpful votes 385 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This place is easy to find, compared to others in Venice. It's along a canal, not tucked away in a quiet alley. We were approaching from Ca Rezzonico and getting a bit antsy so we asked a local resident to point us towards "Gia Schiavi". She looked puzzled and then her face suddenly lit up: "Ah! Cantinone!" She pointed as... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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183 reviews 183 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I really liked this place. The snacks (cichetti - the Venetian equivalent of tapas) were absolutely delicious and very inexpensive €1.20 each. I also like the fact that you could choose any of the hundreds of different bottles of wine, buy the one you wanted and drink it there and then with your lunch. Be warned though, it gets busy... More

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Really a cool place to enjoy delicious prosecco ( or wine ) and cicchetti (typical snacks of Venice).

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Yuba City, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

My experience with the owners and the food was so fabulous, I had to paint it! Don't expect them to speak English, and be thankful of it. It is as pure Italian as you can get, and the open sandwiches are amazing and traditional. The neighborhood is great to stroll around, and you won't find many tourists...thank goodness.

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Milan, Italy
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I like it, for the variety of cicchetti (fish and non fish). Nice people and good location. You can eat wherever you find place in between bottles! Very good value for money.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We were blessed with this bacaro considered one of Venice's best close to our hotel in Dorsosuro. oh, if only i could stop in daily for the rest of my life!

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