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Cannaregio | 124 Lista di Spagna, Venice, Italy
+39 041 244 0158
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11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Legnano, Italy
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194 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great place to stop and have a quick breakfast of cappuccino and brioche. There is no cover charge for the use of the table. There is a large variety of brioche to choose from. The staff is very nice. Service is quick. Be a luv however and bus your own tray to the rack.

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Thank Harry F
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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41 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Near hotel and train station very professional service. Fast service if you have places to go with time limits

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2 Thank zaahaabi
Barnsley
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235 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The prices are amazingly cheap but really you get what you pay for. Wine, coffee and beer cheapest in Venice. OK for a fuel stop on a busy schedule. Good place to eat on a budget.

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1 Thank BarnsleyBarnsleyboy
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

had a good selection all at good prices, we had a very nice waiter and would say it worth a vist. very good

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1 Thank paul k
Wokingham
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Went here on a recommendation, as well as reading reviews. It is basically what you pay for.. Cheap and cheerful. Partner and I both had Lasagne, which was put into a microwave to be heated (to lukewarm level). Both had a bottle of fizzy, and a bread roll (very hard, as if been there a while). Wasn't bad, but wasn't... More 

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Thank Tomwilson83
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

First, the good news: very cheap. Had pasta, roll, bottle of water, dessert for €8.80. Now the bad: by 8 p.m. they were out of all pasta options but two, pasta barely warm. Very noisy, lots of teenagers. Just okay overall.

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Chelmsford, UK
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60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

If all you need is a quick plate of food to keep you going Brek fits the bill perfectly. It's not for a romantic night out or any special occasion - there are plenty of other places in Venice for that - but when all you need is a filling plate of pasta somewhere close to the station/Piazzale Roma then... More 

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2 Thank EssexMorvern
Germany
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59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

We came twice to BREK duting our two-day stay in Venice. I highly recommend this place, they offer a very fresh and tasty sandwiches and sweets. The prices are much cheaper than in any other place and the quality of food is excellent. For a comparison, latte macchiato is €1.40 whereas in the other places it's 3 euros minium, the... More 

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Newark, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

If you have money up the wazoo, maybe you would rather have a waiter stand there and take your order. This is a self help, self service venue with a great selection of food for the price. There is the hot pasta of the day available....but there are also ready-made dishes on view. You can have water and/or wine by... More 

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Knutsford, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Zero welcome, most miserable staff in the world although the guy at the till was ok and managed to say a few words. Pasta had too much oil and no salt. I hadn't finished eating yet and the cleaner came to spray the table around me!! We couldn't leave fast enough

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Thank Marco D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Italian, Fast food, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Buffet
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cannaregio | 124 Lista di Spagna, Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Cannaregio
  • Neighbourhood: Cannaregio
  • Phone Number: +39 041 244 0158

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Cannaregio
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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