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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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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank Louise l
Knutsford, England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles 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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Bangor, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

I stumbled across this lovely little café whilst wondering around the streets of Venice. I was served straight away and had gorgeous spaghetti Bolognese! the place was nice and quiet and it pretty cheap. All in all a tasty lunch

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Stumbled across this on way back to hotel and popped in for cappuccino which was a modest 1.50 I think compared to 3plus in other places which charge you to sit in - these guys don't which is great to see in Venice!. Good friendly service restaurant out the back had already eaten otherwise would have given pizza pasta a... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

My friends and I bought a few slices of bread with ham, only to find that the bread was too salty on its own.

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Thank Royson L
Sacile, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Had lunch on NYE, great meal. Snack, sandwiches and drinks in front and cafeteria style in back. Delicious pasta! Staff was very polite even though they were busy! Paid €16,50 for pasta, salad, chicken cutlet, dessert and water.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Definitely the best place for a breakfast when you're visiting venice. They have many choices of pastries and the croissant is by far the best I've ever had.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Fast food, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Buffet
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
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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