We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Spoiled with attention”

Cantine del Vino Gia Schiavi
Ranked #37 of 1,434 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast
Neighborhood: Dorsoduro / Accademia
London
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Spoiled with attention”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

This place is good overall. I personally liked it, however my partner hated it. Why? Well, the staff doesn’t really look like they want tourists attention. While I was served (after a long wait in a queue), they let before me two locals. And like this with all tourists. I understand though, as this place is very busy and is clearly favoured by locals. I asked for some Rosé, but was told they don't have any. Really? This is a wine cellar! I think they just were too busy to waste their time and instead I got Prosecco. I got five cicchetti and thought it was a great quick lunch. My partner had a bread roll with half a pig in it (seriously, the amount of thick cut ham was overwhelming lol), however the roll was far too dry, and with no butter or sauce in it, the mission to eat it all proved impossible. So, to summarise it all, if you are not a fussy customer, know what to order and you are happy with nowhere-to-be-seen customer service, you probably will like this place!
Oh, almost forgot, if you do take away, you will probably enjoy eating it outside along the canal on a sunny day, but be prepared to fight the pigeons!

  • Visited May 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
5 Thank Faux-gourmet
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

1,150 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    734
    323
    59
    22
    12
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Massachusetts
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Nice place for a pre dinner drink and cicchetti”
Reviewed June 15, 2013

A decent variety of by the glass wines and good selection of cicchetti (not all fried like some places). You could even make a light meal here with the cicchetti. They also have a good offering of bottled wines for sale if you want something to take with you. They will give you plastic glasses if you want to take your drink outside and drink along the canal. This is a popular place so don't be surprised if the cicchetti supply runs low later in the evening.

  • Visited May 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
2 Thank VespaRossaPiccola
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Athens, Greece
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Best baccaro in Venice”
Reviewed June 13, 2013

Just the best... near to a canal at Dorsoduro area, the most charming area of Venice. Incredible atmosphere, big variety of wines, tastefull ciccheti and different every day and also cheaper than other baccari. Locals come here for a break... someone suggested to order 'vino fragolini', a wine that the owner has under the bar. I liked it very much, unique sweet and fruity taste. I visited many baccari in Venice, I think this is the best...

  • Visited June 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
2 Thank vayio
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Overhyped”
Reviewed June 11, 2013

We have been to this popular bar before and it is living on it's past reputation. The quality of food has declind markedly and the owners are as miserable as ever

Visited June 2013
Helpful?
4 Thank roma R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Extraordinary Cicchetti”
Reviewed June 9, 2013

Don't miss this place if you're in Venice. The tiny bites (cicchetti) they make are amazing. Buy a bunch and eat them by the bridge infront of the place.

Visited May 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank Ammar I
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Cantine del Vino Gia Schiavi also viewed

Venice, City of Venice
Venice, City of Venice
 
Venice, City of Venice
Venice, City of Venice
 
Venice, City of Venice
 

Been to Cantine del Vino Gia Schiavi? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing