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Cantinone già Schiavi

  • Dorsoduro 992 Map It
  • Dorsoduro
  • Wine Bar
  • Fodor's Choice

Known for

  • Excellent quality cicheti
  • Plenty of wine choices
  • Boisterous local atmosphere

Published 06/20/2007

Fodor's Review

A mainstay for anyone living or working in the area, this beautiful family-run 19th-century bacaro across from the squero (gondola repair shop) of San Trovaso has original furnishings and one of the city's best wine cellars, and the walls are covered floor-to-ceiling with bottles for purchase. The cicheti here are some of the most inventive—and freshest—in Venice (feel free to compliment the Signora, who makes them up to twice a day). Try the crostini-style layers of bread, smoked swordfish, and slivers of raw zucchini, or pungent slices of Parmesan, fig, pistachio, and toast. They also have a creamy version of baccalà mantecato spiced with herbs, and there are nearly a dozen open bottles of wine for experimenting at the bar. You'll have no trouble spotting the Cantinone as you approach; it's the one with throngs of chatty patrons enjoying themselves.

Restaurant Information


Fondamenta Nani, Dorsoduro 992, Venice, Veneto, 30123, Italy

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Restaurant Details:

  • Closed Sun., and 3 wks in Aug.

Published 06/20/2007


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