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Cantinone Gia' Schiavi

#24 of 1,137 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Dorsoduro / Accademia
Italian, Wine Bar
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Fondamenta Nani 992 | Dorsoduro, 30123 Venice, Italy
041 5230034
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Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night

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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
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One of the best eating experiences we had whilst in Venice. There is a plethora of cicchetti to choose from - mini bruschetta, Italian tapas and little fried gems of delight. There was a big queue when we arrived but service is fast. Well worth finding this cute lunch spot. We had lots to share... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Colchester, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

One of the best eating experiences we had whilst in Venice. There is a plethora of cicchetti to choose from - mini bruschetta, Italian tapas and little fried gems of delight. There was a big queue when we arrived but service is fast. Well worth finding this cute lunch spot. We had lots to share between two, plus a large... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

We found this cantinone in the Accademia area by accident and enjoyed a really good cicchetti and wine lunch with a lot of locals. Within minutes of our arrival the place was packed. There aren't tables so it's fun to have a bite at the bar then move away to finish your wine and if you want some more to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Looks like a small place from the outside, but it isn't. Great tapas style things to eat and all the drinks you can think of. The interior looks authentic and is quite cosy. It's great to grab a drink a bit to eat and enjoy it outside overlooking the canal. Outside standing room only!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This is the best place to experience cicchetti (or small portions – similar to tapas). You do not need to do a cicchetti crawl. Come to this one place and you can experience it all. Super inexpensive and great food. Also the house wine is great and the beer is reasonably priced (unheard of in super-expensive Venice). You just go... More 

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Brescia, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This place can get very busy and involve a lot of shuffling around to make space, as it has no seating. Most people (80% locals) stop off for a glass or three and a wee plateful of the fantastic canapes before moving on swiftly to their destination. Also sells a wide selection of wines to take away, I always make... More 

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Riverton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

If you are doing a long day of sightseeing in Venice and happened to find yourself in the Dorsoduro area, and running out of steam, this is a GREAT place for a pit stop. A few quick cichetti and a small glass, or two, of wine and you are good to go...... We've stopped many times and I used to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This place is tops. It's a wine bar which serve typical chicetti (bite sized food served on bread). The drinks are reasonably priced. Food is decent. But the best reason to go here is to annoy the silly people who run it or own it (middle aged man and woman). The exception is the nice tall handsome man with longish... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 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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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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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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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, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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.