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Caffe Florian

Piazza San Marco 56-59, Venice, Italy
39 041 5205641
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Ranked #165 of 1,214 Restaurants in Venice
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Timisoara, Romania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

It is a great place to drink your coffee and enjoy the view of San Marco's square. They have some sweets very tasteful and some types of coffee that you can't find anywhere else. During the summer, the terrace is very nice and good music. Pay attention to the tax for music! This summer was 6 EUR / person.

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Chaddesley Corbett
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Outrageously expensive and all the charm of a major tourist attraction. Italian waiters true to form - perhaps a little bit fed up with the tourists who pay their wages but hey what could we giggle about if they were perfect? Real charm would make us think we were not in Venice. Special sewn tea bags. Live concert music you... More

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georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Located in St Marks square, We loved sitting outside having breakfast and people watching. The breakfast was good and the juice was delish!

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Craigavon, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We'd been told about Florian's before we went to Venice so we headed straight for there when we got to Piazza San Marco. We loved having a browse round the ancient interior and taking in the furniture and wall frescos which many of the world's famous artists, authors and intelligentsia did for hundreds of years before us. We chose to... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We were told by our Italian relatives not to miss this place. The coffee was excellent and the atmosphere was very pleasant. In the middle for the square there appeared tables with white tablecloths, men dressed in white dinner jackets and an orchestra playing. We were told there was an extra charge for sitting there but that was fine with... More

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Hong Kong, China
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

There was heavy rain when we were hanging around the San Marco area, so we decided to jump into a cafe for shelter. We came upon Caffe Florian not knowing any history behind this place. We saw 1720 printed on the napkins, and found out that its actually the oldest Cafe in Italy! Apparently, Charles Dickens, many other famous historical... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

I hadn't heard of this place before coming to Venice but once I saw it I knew I had to go here. During the day we saw beautiful edible works of art on silver trays being served by men in white jackets- I don't see this very much in the States so I knew I had to go. I definitely... More

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Cambridge
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Live music (even taking requests), sitting in the sun in the famous Piazza San Marco, watching the world go by, and eating great ice cream. Like other reviewers have said, one goes to Caffe Florian for the experience, knowing that it will be expensive. For example, we paid €6 per person "cover charge" for the music, then €15+ for each... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Sorry,to give this one rating,If money no problem,then by no means,have a coffee.We had a coffee,ice -cream,nothing fanasty,just bog standard,11euros,in 2007.

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denver
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

You're in Venice in San Marco. It's a beautiful day and you want to just soak it in for a while---sitting down on a chair. We knew it'd be over priced, but said what the heck. We had some drinks, which come with snack food (surprise!). Seven of us cost $135USD. Sounds crazy, but with the live music and the... More

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