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La Cantina

$$ - $$$
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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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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84 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 iprefertobefair
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank minglem1
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Bad. the type is a large rude and churlish. Two plates of cicchetti scarce and a bottle of prosecco 80 euro tot. I feel cheated and will never stay there again. I do not recommend it highly to everyone, including the poor treatment. Shame !!!

Thank jacopo f
Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

We were recommended La Cantina by the concierge in our hotel. We only had a drink but were very impressed. It seems to be a very popular place with lots of locals and tourists. Lots of decently quality wine by the glass. Friendly service and as we really only wanted a quick drink it was perfect.

Thank Judi F
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Seemed to be pretty popular with locals, lots of people popping in and out for a quick bite and glass of wine. Service was quick and relatively friendly, clearly they appreciate a minimum effort to at least speak a bit of Italian - entirely reasonable. Each got a glass of house red - perfectly quaffable - and a plate of... 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
Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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

Neighbourhood Profile
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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