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“Cicchetti Heaven” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cantinone Gia' Schiavi

Cantinone Gia' Schiavi
Dorsoduro 992 | fondamenta Nani, 30123 Venice, Italy (Castello)
+39 041 523 0034
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Ranked #22 of 1,205 restaurants in Venice
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
Germany
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“Cicchetti Heaven”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

When it comes to cicchetti here truly is no better place in Venice than Gia Schiavi in Dorsoduro. Everyone grabbing a bite from the counter along with an ombra (little wine) or spritz. You either eat the sandwiches straight by the bar or you sit outside in the street - on the wall, on the steps - right by the canal. I always go back, it makes the perfect mini lunch or afternoon treat after walking the backstreets of Venezia.
(Indoors it's plates & glasses, outdoors disposable plates & papercups.)

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Shipley, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Great ciccetti and wine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

We stopped by one lunchtime at the end of April following some research on TripAdvisor where it seemed to be highly recommended. We weren’t particularly hungry, having had a decent breakfast at the hotel but wanted to sample the atmosphere at this lovely, ciccetti bar. We arrived at a good time as the place hadn’t yet got busy and we took our places at the bar where we ordered five ciccetti and a couple of glasses of wine. I wanted to try the Amarone wine as I like reds but ones that are quite full-bodied and not too dry. My husband ordered a Chianti. Both wines were really nice and the ciccetti were lovely, tasty little snacks. The bill was €12 which we thought was good value, bearing in mind my wine cost €5. We were amazed at the hundreds of different wines for sale on the shelves and saw people coming in to buy bottles which were nicely wrapped to take out. By the time we left the place was really busy and people were taking their snacks and drinks outside to enjoy in the sunshine. Be aware that it is standing only. A great experience whilst wandering round Venice.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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abu dhabi
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“Great food great ambiance”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

A place not to be missed !! Great food, very friendly waiters and good value for money. Chichetti are yummy worth the try.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Phenomenal, a real treat!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Can't say enough good things about the cicchetti at this totally charming place by the canal at Fondamenta Nani in Dorsodura. Get your wine and Aperol, stand inside or outside, and enjoy! the best cicchetti in town and at an excellent price. Now this is the best of Venice with locals and students from nearby university, hardly a tourist in sight.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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78 restaurant reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Typical and very good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

It is an over-crowded typical venetian restaurant. Lots of locals eat and drink here all day long. Great chichetti! Fair wines. Reasonable prices.
Worth visiting.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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