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Caffe Lavena

) #38 of 83 Dessert in Venice #329 of 1,351 Places to Eat in Venice €€€€ Italian, Bar, Cafe
Piazza San Marco San Marco 133/134, 30124 Venice, Italy
+39 041 522 4070
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  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible15%
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Italian, Bar, Cafe
Piazza San Marco San Marco 133/134, 30124 Venice, Italy
Neighbourhood: San Marco
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place is best for atmosphere! We sat in St Marco's square and people watched while soaking up the sun and listening to their wonderful band. Oh ya, we ordered food as well. The food is pricey but you pay for the atmosphere. We ordered...More

Thank Carolyn S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend & I went there today enquiring about the bathroom, informed to use the bathroom we needed to make a purchase. We intended to do this anyway as a coffee was on our agenda. We sat down after using the bathroom to discover that...More

Thank Karenosaurus
Reviewed 1 week ago

Magnificent setting- superb service- wonderful music and 2 belinis for a mere 40 euro !!!!!. Disgraceful and wonderful in equal measure. Just take your time sipping and people watching.

Thank DCorrall
Reviewed 1 week ago

Other reviewers have carped that this restaurant is expensive.........of course it is!!! It is situated in possibly the best position in the world, you are in Venice, for heaven's sake!! We had elevenses here last week, were served by a most charming waiter, we enjoyed...More

Thank Caroline395
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely music, great service and good cocktails. Also loved the Tiramisu. When we left I had forgot my back and my ge waiter came running across the square to find us and give it back.

Thank Terry R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This square is perfecto to people watch. The service is perfect. Love the waiters- i would have quite happily paid anyone of them in kind- pure gents. Its a bit pricey but its all about the location darling x

Thank RuPaulRobs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for over an hour and had a great time. You are not merely paying for a drink, but paying for a seat listening to a concert in St Mark's square, one of the greatest squares in Europe. The 5 piece band (we enquired...More

Thank holidaymaddddd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you happen to be in Venice, you won't miss visiting St Mark's square. In that case, try to take some time to stop at Caffè Lavena. It's an historic coffe shop and bar, founded in the mid 18th century. This is the place where...More

Thank Andrea B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good location but grossly over priced - €15 for a cappuccino and €16 for a glass of chianti!!!! The service was good but it was a bit cheeky of the waiter to suggest we could add a tip.

Thank GoodnessGracias
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A perfect Venice treat, yes it's expensive but there's probably no better location to sit and drink a coffee or something stronger watching the world go by listening to a great little orchestra. It's an experience worth doing.

Thank shrop
San Marco
The most famous sestiere (district) in Venice has one
of the world's most famous squares, St. Mark's (Piazza
San Marco). Anchored on one end by the basilica,
clustered around it are restaurants, museums, shops,
orchestras playing in the square, pigeons, the grand
pink Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), the soaring
campanile bell tower, an astrological clock tower,
plus gorgeous cafes and restaurants like Florian and
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Bar, Cafe
Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
09:30 - 00:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza San Marco San Marco 133/134, 30124 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Marco
  • Neighbourhood: San Marco
  • Phone Number: +39 041 522 4070
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