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La Cantina

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Italian, Wine Bar
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Strada Nuova- Cannaregio 3689, Venice, Italy
+39 041 522 8258
23:30 - 23:30
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Mon - Sat 23:30 - 23:30
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69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place if you speak Italian, or don't mind what you get. Popular with locals. The food ( like tapas) looked good, but as I don't eat meat and my Italian is basic we decided not to eat here. It's a get what's going sort of place but none the worse for it if you're a happy... More 

Thank CardiffFloyd
Dorset, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for a couple of after supper drinks only to be met by a rude arrogant waiter who seemed to be very annoyed that we had the audacity to order something other than wine! We finally got our drinks following a snide remark or two. After quickly finishing them as we felt completely unwelcome (maybe because we're English?) we went... More 

Thank jasper20071
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have just left this place - did not realise it was a wine bar, asked for a vodka and the smile quickly faded and the service became the worst I have ever had. Made to feel completely unwelcome by the waiter and we soon finished our drinks and wanted to leave - especially because the two girls at the bar... More 

Thank LondonHecta
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

There are some good reviews about La Cantina but our experience was far from good. Dropped by for drinks and Cicheti as the place looked interesting and atmospheric. After being shown to a table we ordered some drinks which came promptly. As we had made it clear when we arrived that we would like some Cicheti we thought someone would... More 

1 Thank Joops07
Ashby-de-la-Zouch, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

I visited this establishment with the reviewer below and concur with everything she has said. I had been very pleased to find a great review by The Guardian and had looked forward to a really authentic Italian experience off the beaten track. When we arrived I asked the proprietor if they were serving cicchetti and was immediately made the subject... More 

1 Thank Tripsy T
Ashby-de-la-Zouch, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Girly trip to Venice with 3 friends, got the recommendation from The Guardian newspaper so had high hopes. Unfortunately they didn't last long. As we entered La Cantina we told the waiter/owner that we would like cicheti, our pronunciation was probably bad as we were laughed at by the waiter and other diners, however not to be put off, we... More 

Thank Heather H
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

A very funny and charismatic waiter that enjoyed what he did. The food was really nice and good value. The wine he chose for us was lovely aswell. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank delicacyfair
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

We'd heard this place was good so popped in while wandering around a shopping area (mainly locals as far as we could see) in Venice. Ended up staying for a couple! Mr K had a lovely local Cabernet and I opted for prossecco. They had a good range of wines and spirits. They serve lots of local osteria snacks that... More 

Thank Suzanne K
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1 review
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Visited on a cold January evening, but the place was welcoming and we thought we would give it a try. The place is charming with lovely staff and the food is exquisite. We didn't look at the menu, but asked the chef to prepare a selection of bites to accompany our great wines. Everything we had was made with local... More 

Thank Gautier M
Ludlow, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We have been coming here for fifteen years and now when we walk in, can you believe, they know us by name?! i have discovered some great wines here and they also do some pretty amazing food too. A limited menu but awesome, it is always a struggle to find a table and its a tiny venue so its intimate,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$40 - US$133
Italian, Wine Bar
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
23:30 - 23:30
23:30 - 23:30
23:30 - 23:30
23:30 - 23:30
23:30 - 23:30
23:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Strada Nuova- Cannaregio 3689, Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Cannaregio
  • Neighbourhood: Cannaregio
  • Phone Number: +39 041 522 8258

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Cannaregio

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Cannaregio is the second largest sestiere (district) with its busy Santa Lucia train station. Many transplanted Venetians commute from the outlying areas, “terra firma” to the locals, which is shorthand for any place that is not Venice. Two Grand Canal bridges serve Cannaregio, the newest (Constitution, 2008) still a local hotbed of controversy. Ponte degli Scalzi is a busy link to the train station. Nearby shops on the Lista di Spagna offer specialties like pastries and coffee that lure Venetians with a down-to-earth attitude. The Ghetto, where the Jewish population was segregated in Cannaregio, has five historic synagogues with an active Jewish community. The Fondamente Nove bustles with foot traffic to the Rialto and San Marco while vaporettos (water taxis) head to Murano and other islands. Side streets lead into quiet picturesque neighbourhoods and palaces like Ca' d'Oro rise directly out of the water.
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