Nino & Friends

Nino & Friends, Venice: Hours, Address, Nino & Friends Reviews: 4.5/5

Nino & Friends
4.5
Speciality & Gift Shops
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
About
Located on the main street connecting Rialto to Piazza San Marco
Suggested duration
< 1 hour
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Address
Neighborhood: Castello
Castello is the largest of the six sestieri (districts), and the only one not facing onto the Grand Canal. More than half of Castello is situated within Arsenale, the naval base, which occupies over one-fifth the area of Venice. This gentrified maritime neighborhood feels busy but casual. Castello’s side streets are laid back, with small boats lining canals criss-crossed by laundry. Semiannual exhibitions add a strong artsy current to the Arsenale area. Via Garibaldi in Castello, with its shops and bars, has one of Venice's rare straight and wide boulevards. When a large ship turns around the Lido to enter the Giudecca Canal, the startling sight creates an illusion that it will run aground right on Via Garibaldi! Families treasure Giardini near the island's tip, green with rare trees and grass, and Riva degli Schiavoni is a popular spot for Venetians to take a stroll to watch the sunset.
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Callum G
12 contributions
Good products but pushy Staff
Dec 2019
The staff are very pushy and the first whiff of a tourist out comes their board of chocolates, nuts and biscuits.

We were given the speel about how amazing their products are and they are good enough having sampled them however 30 seconds later as the next tourists walked in the same technique was repeated.

Their game is to sell to as many tourists as possible but by pestering them for the minute the minute they walk in the door.

I did buy products but only on the basis of how good they were. Customer service standards do need upped however.
Written September 30, 2020
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Peter V
Mannheim, Germany144 contributions
tourist trap
Sep 2020
big scam, they lure you in , let you taste the best chcolate, but what you buy is old chocolate that does not come near the stuff they offer you. Very aggresive sales techniques, the almost won‘t let you go before you buy more of there very expensive products. The chocolate we bougth was (chocolate ball) where a lot smaller then the oney the showed and we grossly overpaid for 12 little marbles of chocolate 9 €...for 100 gramms or 90 € per kilo. We had the pistachio but when we ate them there was no sign of pistacchio. What a scam!!
Written September 25, 2020
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Nick V
41 contributions
Chocolate heaven
Sep 2020 • Couples
Wauw this shop is amazing!!! Nice people, they want you to taste everything! The Limocello drops are to die for!
Written September 7, 2020
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Raffiella11
Leicestershire, UK4,660 contributions
Fabulous experience
Feb 2020
Brilliant new edition to the modern shops emmersing in venice.
We visited the one in Cannaregio, whilst wandering along the strada nova walkway down to the rialto district.

Two huge windows with fabulous chocolate displays, a large chocolate fountain - you just have to go inside. The staff are extremely friendly, offer you samples of chocolate and offer help looking for that special purchase.

Totally wonderful experience, and a small carrier full of goodies to take home to the uk.
Written April 12, 2020
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macc20
Penang Island, Malaysia101 contributions
nice place to shop
Dec 2019
lots of free samples of chocolates to try from. consider getting souvenirs for yourself and friends. they also have limoncello as well as other products worth buying. might be a little on the pricier side though. we couldnt help but purchase some anyways! staff were very friendly and very generously giving out samples!! they offer courier services as well internationally...except to certain countries
Written February 22, 2020
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Andrew T
Jersey, United Kingdom16 contributions
Great chocolate shop, with lots of free samples
Feb 2020
Had a lovely visit to 'Nino & Friends' where we were treated to lots of samples of their chocolates and biscuits, all of which were so tasty. Well worth a visit when in Venice!
Written February 6, 2020
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Sparklyspirit
3 contributions
I worry for the staff!!
Aug 2019 • Solo
I don’t usually write reviews like this but feel very strongly about this. During a visit to Venice in August I visited the Ninos store many time and walked passed them every day. I noticed that there were staff members there every time, they seem to be working every day without a day off and I was there for 2 weeks.
I had also been there in April and noticed the same thing.
The product are nice enough although I felt they were over priced I visited the store many times because of the amazing staff members that work really hard to make you feel welcome and go out of their way to help you.
I think the company really need to look into how they treat their staff as I don’t feel like they would sell as much if it wasn’t for them.
Written January 20, 2020
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Stine Andersen
Copenhagen, Denmark11 contributions
Treat yourself!
Sep 2019
The biscuits, limoncello, chocolate candies and the variety of choice, makes this lovely place trully a pradise for chocolate lovers!
We enjoyed our time here and the staff is amazing! You can taste variety of candies.
Written December 16, 2019
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C L
10 contributions
You deserve to treat yourself!
Nov 2019 • Friends
Chocolate biscuits (cookies) and limoncello candies are delicious. We have nothing like it at home. It is definitely a 5 star experience! Sample before you buy. A treat just to shop there! Enjoy!
Written December 13, 2019
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Yhave1ne01050810
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States146 contributions
The Samples Got Us!
Nov 2019
On our visit, we made the unfortunate decision to sample the wares. 110 euro later, we had some of the best chocolate and seasonings I have ever tasted! The limoncello filled chocolates were amazing! The truffle powder seasoning on my steaks when I got home....Mouthwatering! The pesto sauce on my penne pasta is making me hungry again. I need more! Highly recommend even though it is expensive.
Written December 3, 2019
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