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“Joseph Miotti (violinist) was worth paying 13 euros for a bellini” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Gran Caffe Chioggia

Gran Caffe Chioggia
Piazzeta San Marco 8-12, Venice, Italy (San Marco)
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Ranked #38 of 73 Nightlife in Venice
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Bars
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Victoria
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“Joseph Miotti (violinist) was worth paying 13 euros for a bellini”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

The prices were expensive, the servers disinterested but the music was so worth sitting down and listening to. Joseph Miotti (violinist) and the other musicians made for a magical evening - amazing talent and passion in their playing! The first two nights we stood, listened and danced to the music, but the third night we actually sat down and ordered drinks. Our thought was, that if no one ever paid for drinks that maybe they wouldn't keep hiring the musicians. Sub par service, but wonderful music!

Visited September 2011
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Oxford
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“Joseph Martin is a true entertainer”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2010

We have just returned from Venice and were pleased to find Joseph Martin playing at the Gran Caffe! We were in Venice three years ago when he played at Quadri so we were so pleased to see him again.
Quadri's loss I am afraid - we spent every penny at Caffe :-)

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Manchester
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“Joseph Miotti is the best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2009

Joseph Miotti (shaven head) plays wonderful violin front of Gran Caffe Chioggia. Used to play at Quadri Caffe in St. Mark's Square. He is a big part of our holiday when in Venice as we always finish the evening listening to Joseph's music until the bell from The Camanile tells you that it's midnight. He's an excellent musician, showman and all round entertainer - that's what you're paying for when ordering drinks and relaxing to the sounds of these musicians. Catch a taster on you-tube. We'll be back next year.

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Georgia
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“Wonderful violinist at Gran Caffe Chioggia!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2009

His name is Joseph Martin, and you will never forget his violin playing nor your evening there. He plays nightly Wednesday through Sunday except during the winter (after mid-December). May have a couple of CD's to take home with you if you ask him (20€ each). A "must experience" for the Venetian visitor, in our opinion. Worth the pricey drinks and desserts...

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Florida
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“One Fabulous Violinist!!!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2009

Just got back from Venice and walking through St. Mark's Square at night heard a GREAT violinist playing. We listened a few minutes then sat for two hours just listening!!! It is expensive,52 euros for 4 Bellini's, but you are in Venice!!!!!! We loved him so much, we went back every night in Venice!

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