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“Great chiccheti (charcuterie)”
Review of La Cantina

La Cantina
Ranked #890 of 1,627 Restaurants in Venice
Price range: $40 - $133
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Cannaregio
Reviewed December 22, 2012

We were jet lagged so we wanted a simple meal. The front desk of hotel Ca'Sagredo recommended this place and made reservations. Wonderful selection of cheese, cured meats, bread and wine. What more can you ask.

Date of visit: November 2012
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Reviewed December 22, 2012

Given we were staying only a few blocks away from La Cantina, its a great shame we did not come across this really enjoyable old Venetian cafe earlier in our stay. Proper generous spreads of cured meats, hams and cheeses, all washed down with the appropriate volume of Italian wine or prosecco. One of the best examples of affordable traditional food in Venice, and surprisingly it is right on one of the main walking routes parallel to the Grand Canal (unlike so many "finds" in Venice that are inevitably down some hidden side-street). Don't expect white table-cloths and silver service, but do expect tasty food, good wine, friendly staff and many customers with similar expectations - it can be busy! Will definitely go back when we're next in Venice.

Date of visit: April 2012
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

This was a good surprise this restaurant is a mix of tourists and typical venitian people, which is reassuring for a tourist. The food is good and not so expensive: 20€ for a plate of cheese and ham and 30€ for a plate of sea foods.

Date of visit: October 2012
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Reviewed November 29, 2012

This is the kind of place you should definitely try in Venice. A wine bar that also serves some food, depending on what the chef has available. One thing you can be sure to have is a mix of cold meat and cheese, and you will not get any better anywhere in Italy! Don't expect too much when it comes to service, it is small and often crowded, but note that it is quite full of locals, and that is always a sign of quality in Italy. If you try a few words of Italian that will probably score a few extra points as well. They serve all sorts of Italian wine, both local Veneto ones and very good (albeit somewhat expensive) ones from Toscana and Piedmonte. I put this place on my shortlist of places to revisit in Venice.

Date of visit: November 2012
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1  Thank Ptm27
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Reviewed November 21, 2012

I have mixed feelings about La Cantina. I liked the setting, really enjoyed the food and wine, but felt like we paid too much even though we didn’t ask what we were getting ourselves into.

My wife and I and another couple arrived in Venice around 1pm after flying all night from Washington Dulles with a layover and plane change in London. By the time we got to our hotel in Cannaregio and checked in, it was nearly 4pm and we were tired and hungry. We walked down Strada Nuova and I saw La Cantina and remembered reading good reviews of it.

We sat down outside and enjoyed watching tourists and locals stroll up and down Strada Nuova. The German tourists at the table next to us had a nice looking platter of mixed seafood. When the waitress came, we ordered wine and told her we wanted something to eat. She asked is we liked fish, which we do, so she said she would bring us something. Shortly, she came back and asked if we liked raw fish, which we do, so she said she would bring us some of that too. At no point did we ask to see a menu nor were we offered one. In our jet-lagged, addled state, we never thought to ask about prices.

She recommended a Malvasia wine, which I had never had before, and it was excellent. For the second bottle, we had a Tocai, which was also very good. For food, she brought us two platters of fish – one cooked, the other not. Both were very, very tasty. Probably a bit more than we needed, but we managed to eat them along with a couple of baskets of bread.

When the bill came, we were shocked. Maybe we shouldn’t have been, but we were. The total was €192 for the four of us. The wine was very reasonable -- €21 per bottle – but one fish platter was €100 and the other was €50.

Date of visit: October 2012
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