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Cantina Do Spade

#123 of 1,224 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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Ashurst, United Kingdom
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167 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Clearly popular with the locals, the place was rammed, and with a great atmosphere. The Chiccetti was excellent with a good choice and a good selection of wine was available. One to put on your list when visiting Venice.

Thank PaulS465
Lucerne, Switzerland
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27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Small, cozy, delicious - I can only recommend this little restaurant. Off the main streets of Venice, the prizes are cheaper and the service better. The food was quick, fresh and devine. Can be quite full so a reservation might be necessary.

Thank Simon M
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Again another tip off from a Venetian friend - stumbled in here at 10pm after a Vivaldi concert and were told the kitchen had closed. Not wanting to leave due to the delightful atmosphere we decided to tuck into their cicchetti - small Venetian tapas consisting of meatballs, octopus, squid, prawns, stuffed olives, sardines...the list goes on - every mouthful... More 

Thank Nisbetts
Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved the vibe in this place, great service and great food! I had a glass of red wine and some calamaries. And I was not disappointed !

Thank Dave E
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99 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had 1 more day in Venice and it turned out to be a rainy day so we just did a little more sightseeing and ate our way through the day. We ended at Cantina do Spade for dinner...no reservation. We ate early so they had room for a table of 2. The food was delicious and we had a... More 

Thank brouillymarie
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went here last night it was lovely, we had little tapas (Italian snack) for dinner and house wine (for €1) it was delicious wish we found this place earlier full of locals and a nice atmosphere I would definitely recommend

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here since somebody recommended it. To get there wasn't easy even though it's very close to Rialto bridge, actually all Venice it's abit complicated until you get used to it. Food was really good, we ordered meatballs with white polenta, porcini and ricotta ravioli and some other dishes. All of them were delicious. Prices are very reasonable, not... More 

Thank emilanos
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Welcoming, friendly atmosphere, but not in your face all the time. Mussels in tomatoes sauce were delicious, as was the ravioli with mushrooms. In fact I had food envy for all the dishes coming out to other tables too. Fantastic price, really worth going to the trouble of "stumbling" into.

Thank Lisa L
Port Macquarie, Australia
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is down a small alley in the Rialto area, not easy to find but worth seeking out. It looks like a tiny ciccheti bar from the front but they have more seating out the back. It was crowded with locals every time we walked past but the staff were welcoming and quickly found us a table. The menu... More 

Thank Andrew L
Melbourne, Australia
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48 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this bar as part of a foodies tour, and it is exceptional. The choice of food is great, and the wines are well matched. We have taken their card so we can return!!

Thank andrearobbiebebop

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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
USD 16 - USD 42
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
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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