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“A wonderful overpriced experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Caffe Lavena

Caffe Lavena
Ranked #37 of 84 Dessert in Venice
Cuisines: Italian, Bar, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: San Marco
Victoria
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286 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“A wonderful overpriced experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

The wine, the music and the delightful waiters. It was worth the exorbitant prices. It was great. Enjoy the people watching.

Visited May 2014
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Tourist Trap”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

Great location but hey, you can buy coffee just off the square and enjoy the view for free.....

Coffee and slice of cake each for two people = € 70 bill......

We enjoyed the live music and was expecting a bill around that number as the ice creams are like €20 each....

So be certain that this is the place for you......

Visited May 2014
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2 Thank Metin A
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cambridgeshire
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“wonderful mid-morning drinks and snack”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2014

Having a drink in St Mark's Square in the sunshine was on my 'to do' list during my first visit to Venice. Chose this café/restaurant as it was attractive, was adjacent to the Basilica and had live 4-piece orchestra playing light classical music. Lovely but you do have to pay a high cover charge for the privilege - the staff are very discreet in advising you of the charge. Well worth the expense for the experience. We stayed for an hour and whiled away the time people watching! Staff speak excellent English are very well trained and turned out and certainly look after customers.

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank florence006
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Cocktails with a view.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2014

We sat down knowing it was kind of a "tourist trap" due to it's location, but we didn't care, as it was sunny and they were playing nice music. We had the typical Spritz Veneziano and some snacks. It was nice. **Crazy Fact: They charge 6€ (per person! HA!) for "listening to the music that was playing".

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank Dominique D
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
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“Great for people watching”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2014

We had the pleasure of spending a few glorious hours people watching while sipping on a (very expensive - 15Euros each) Campari Spritz. It was during the Venice Carnival and we had a perfect afternoon in the sun. The atmosphere was fantastic with hundreds of people dressing up and parading around St Marks Sq. So it was a once in a lifetime experience and the extravagance suited the occasion.

  • Visited February 2014
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