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Cantina Do Spade

Calle Spade San Polo 860, 30125 Venice, Italy
+39 041 521 0583
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good46%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“tapas” (37 reviews)
“stuffed squid” (18 reviews)
“sardines” (25 reviews)
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Calle Spade San Polo 860, 30125 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed Do Spade. We found it out first night roaming the streets and it was fully booked so made a booking for next night. Small, not pretentious, good classic Venetian food. The squid ink pasta was so rich and tasty. And they had specials....More

Thank Valerie M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Tucked away off Piazza San Polo, just a few minutes walk from Rialto Bridge, this small restaurant is close to, but yet away from, the tourist centre. The food is acceptable without in any way being special, the service and atmosphere are good. Reservation is...More

Thank Peter V
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great find. This lively little cantina and restaurant was well worth it. The ciccheti were fresh, vibrant and alive. Although we didn't have a reservation for the restaurant, they served us in the ciccheti area. Lovely people. Spaghetti al Nero was well made. Going back...More

Thank ballab1
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was looking forward to trying the ciccheti in Venice, but apparently this establishment is not the place for it unless you are Italian. The server behind the counter was especially rude and not at all helpful. I initially went in and asked for a...More

1  Thank ladyvyper
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fairly small restaurant on a back street about 2-3 minute walk from the Rialto bridge. Not hard to find if you have a good map and follow it. It was packed on a Wednesday evening - had made reservations via Quandoo. The...More

Thank BettendorfTraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hidden away from the classic touristic routes but located few steps from Rialto bridge. Rustic and basic look but very Venetian. Friendly staff, all young people, English spoken. Good quality food, go for the stuffed pumpkin flowers as a starter but all dishes are high...More

Thank ARZ1967
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been here with my three kids in the small restaurant. Food was good, service quick and gentle. I was a little bit disappointed from the cicchetti (the house specialties, and the reason for choosing it). I took the cicchetti starter for 2 people,...More

Thank Antonino P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I shared 5 cicchetti dishes for lunch here. Everything we had was very good and the prices were reasonable. Locals definitely outnumbered the tourists which is usually a good sign.

Thank Jeff K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I found this place on a travel blog; I was specifically looking for a place that was authentic and had Venetian style tapas (Cicchetti) and as soon as we arrived I could tell I had found what I was looking for. There was a large...More

Thank heathahunta
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had several cicchetti and beautiful house white wine here recently with our Food Tours of Venice walking food tour. The dishes were fresh and vibrant, classic Venetian bites, very nice! This historic bacaro has been in operation since 1448 and it is said that...More

Thank lexmiller
San Polo
The Rialto Bridge is the most famous sight along the
Grand Canal in San Polo, smallest of Venice's six
sestieri (districts) and by far the busiest
neighbourhood. Morning Venetians arrive to peruse the
markets for fish, fruit and vegetables, while shops
display goods from cheese to wine to desserts. San
Silvestro and Rialto Market vaporetto (water taxi)
stops add to the steady stream of foot traffic. San
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3 October 2015|
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Response from Manuel A | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can book in advance and during the weekends I recommend you to do so. You will find the contact form, email, telephone and reservation module at the "find us" page of their website.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$18 - US$47
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Spade San Polo 860, 30125 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Polo
  • Neighbourhood: San Polo
  • Phone Number: +39 041 521 0583
  • E-mail
One of the most ancient Venetian osterie, the Cantina Do Spade is only a few steps away from the Rialto Bridge. This bacaro offers a variety of cicheti: small typically Venetian snacks like fried squid rings, meatballs, mozzarelle in carrozza, baccala mantecato etc. Here our friendly staff and atmosphere will make you feel at home, but with the opportunity to taste fine and fresh food.
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