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Caffe Lavena

Piazza San Marco San Marco 133/134, 30124 Venice, Italy
+39 041 522 4070
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible18%
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Italian, Bar, Cafe
Piazza San Marco San Marco 133/134, 30124 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved the music and the beauty that surrounded us when we ordered drinks and light fare at Caffe Lavena. We knew that a bottle of Sprite was 15 euros and a decent glass of wine was 28. All in all, it cost our group...More

3  Thank Linda D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While visiting venice for an exhibition, I strolled the city and drop at this place for an expresso. Sitting outside on the terrace is a treat but none has been build or provided by the owner of this establishment. The price they are charging are...More

19  Thank Roger D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had been there alone. Completely arrogant waiter, did even not want to serve me "only" coffee (for >10€!) Had to take either water or a dessert to it (each>10€ as well) Nice place but a real tourist trap. Go inside to the bar or stay...More

11  Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a terrible place this is... There is lots of negative reviews about the prices charged at the moment, which are true and it really is a scam, but when I visited it was the cleanliness that was an issue. They need to invest in...More

10  Thank Steve D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The spot is brilliant but the prices are a rip off. We sat outside and had just a couple of drinks. Never paid so much

10  Thank Myk3y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our group of travelers gathered there several evening after our Venice tours. There couldn’t possibly be a more pleasant place to enjoy the evening with good friends, good drinks and snacks and the finest service. The gentleman waitstaff knew us by name after the first...More

1  Thank John K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Positives: the view, the music, the Aperol spritz. Negatives: the price which suggests the plates are made of gold and the food would be a Michelin star (spoiler: is not); when going to the loo a waiter may ask you whether you are a guest;...More

55  Thank Artem P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

18 for a budweiser beer, 12 for a bottle of water!! And then the waiter tried to tell me that even though is not a spot for a tip in the credit card slip he wants to know how much would I like to leave...More

44  Thank Jacob U
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We naively didn’t look at the menu before ordering water and coffee for a family of five. €78!!! Including €11 per latte and €9 for a glass of milk for a 3 year old. Avoid at all costs. A massive rip off.

38  Thank Maisie1981
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we come to Venice we like to sit in a cafe in Piazza San Marco in the evening and listen to music. Lavena had great musicians, and waitstaff and drinks and desserts. People who complain about the price don't get it - you are...More

12  Thank huntejk
San Marco
The most famous sestiere (district) in Venice has one
of the world's most famous squares, St. Mark's (Piazza
San Marco). Anchored on one end by the basilica,
clustered around it are restaurants, museums, shops,
orchestras playing in the square, pigeons, the grand
pink Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), the soaring
campanile bell tower, an astrological clock tower,
plus gorgeous cafes and restaurants like Florian and
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Bar, Cafe
Breakfast, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Scenic view, Kids, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 12:00 AM
9:30 AM - 12:00 AM
9:30 AM - 12:00 AM
9:30 AM - 12:00 AM
9:30 AM - 12:00 AM
9:30 AM - 12:00 AM
9:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza San Marco San Marco 133/134, 30124 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Marco
  • Neighborhood: San Marco
  • Phone Number: +39 041 522 4070
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