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Caffe Lavena

) #43 of 85 Dessert in Venice #367 of 1,346 Places to Eat in Venice $$$$ Italian, , Cafe
Piazza San Marco San Marco 133/134, 30124 Venice, Italy
+39 041 522 4070
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible15%
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“gelato” (27 reviews)
“sandwich” (6 reviews)
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Italian, Bar, Cafe
Piazza San Marco San Marco 133/134, 30124 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Established in 1750, this restaurant is located right on the square, so it's great for people watching and the historic element. There is plenty of outdoor seating when the weather is right. Staff seems to relish trying to identify where customers are from. The lunch...More

Thank hamesk0
Reviewed 2 days ago

Throw caution to the wind and go. Wonderful location to sit in the sun, people watch and take in the awesome surroundings. Bottle of lager was €18 & glass of lovely red €16! You get olives and crisps thrown in as well as a mini...More

Thank Rachael554
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were hot and tired, so we grabbed a table outside at Caffe Lavena for an afternoon snack/coffee/gelato. Prices were quite high, though expected in a touristy area. However, I felt the gelato was not very good, nor was the cake my husband ordered. Service...More

Thank MarisaB7932
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Real memories of Sidoli's ice cream from Wales - at least the nocciola and stracciatella, the lemon was fine. Portions were generous but at ten euros for two scoops it was expensive Sidoli's.

1  Thank galliardo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very rude people! We went in for some gelato. We ordered and sat down and were told to leave (it cost more to sit). When we were leaving the rude guy shooed us away. I don't know where they get off being so nasty especially...More

Thank collmc45
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for some gelato- which was mediocre at best- we paid for our food and went to have a seat only to be shooed away by some guy that worked there. There were plenty of seats AND we were paying customers. I found...More

1  Thank Courtney P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here and just really wanted to experience having a glass of wine at a historic venue on St Marks Square, we knew the wine was going to be 16 euros a glass but it came with some nibbles, what we were paying for was...More

Thank RealityCheck2013
Reviewed 20 May 2017 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 20 May 2017 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 18 May 2017

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
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
Bar Scene, View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
09:30 - 00:00
09:30 - 00:00
09:30 - 00:00
09:30 - 00:00
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09:30 - 00:00
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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