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Cantina Do Spade

#120 of 1,236 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
San Polo
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Calle Spade San Polo 860, 30125 Venice, Italy
+39 041 521 0583
18:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
Wed - Mon 10:00 - 15:00
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Seattle, Washington
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693 reviews
420 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Another fun place to continue your pub crawl. Everything is unique and good. How about deep fried olives with beef stuffing! Fun Fun Fun

Thank ebcnaz
Indian Harbour Beach, Florida
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159 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Do Spade is just down the alley from another historic cantina. Both are great places to have cicchetti (and wine), but I like the feel of Do Spade better. The staff were friendly, there was music playing, and I as a single, senior woman felt more welcome there. The first time I walked by today (about 1:30) it was packed.... More 

Thank BeverlyZ1008
Sydney, Australia
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went there for lunch and it was crowded with cichetti clients. Ordered the cichetti tasting plate (stuffed squids, sardines in onions and big prawns), frittura mista, and spaghetti with scampi in spicy sauce. Best frittura mista in Venice! Food was absolutely gorgeous and reasonably price! Service was excellent too - waitress take time to explain what was in the cichetti... More 

Thank SydTraveller777
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The food and wine are simply done but that's not to say that they aren't good. They are great. I've no idea what 'authentic Venetian' food is, but if it's not this that'd be a real shame. Book ahead for an evening table. We had to come back twice. Don't let the young crowd drinking outside put you off. Very... More 

Thank Seasoned_traveller41
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127 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Casanova reputedly ate here, probably at the same tables in use today! This is a bit of a hole in the wall, but a very hospitable hole serving among the best "cichetti" in Venice. The ambiance is casual in the extreme, seating is a challenge (do reserve ahead), service is hectic though cheerful. The food is excellent. Pastas and risotti... More 

Thank Paul O
Reichertshausen, Germany
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This little restaurant is tucked away down a narrow alley and it gets very busy! If no tables are available people stand outside with their drinks and plates of cicchetti. Even though the place is so busy the staff have time to help you choose your meal and give recommendations. We shared the mixed seafood platter and then had 2... More 

Thank Erik B
New York City, New York
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81 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The bar is at a narrow street tucked beneath a covered path. We discovered it by chance and noticed lots of locals hanging outside the bar. The food is quite sophisticated for a bar, lots of seafood, veggies and traditional fried cicheti. The local wine selection was very good. The bar gets flooded with people shortly after it opens at... More 

Thank PeiT231
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walked in off the street without a reservation and luckily got a table in the bar. Ordered from the menu - (not the bar food which was different) - and it was all really good. Everything was delicious and great wine really good value. Also liked the atmosphere - a real little wine bar type feel with good service &... More 

Thank Alijar22
San Salvador, El Salvador
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We shared a mixed platter of deep fried fish and local dishes and had a primi piatto each. Every plate was excellent. Go for the sea food and have some prosecco and you won't go wrong!

Thank Pasofresco
Watford, United Kingdom
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386 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were taken on a fabulous walking tour of Venice to enjoy the food and wines of the city. We started at Cantina Do Spade, and what a start. Great atmosphere, fun friendly and efficient staff. Lovely traditional food and local wine. Portion sizes were generous and what we could see if the prices, more than reasonable. Well, well worth... More 

Thank Kevin S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$44
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 15:00
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
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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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 Polo is defined by churches including Basilica dei Frari, one of the most important churches sought by art lovers.
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