Spritz & Cicchetti

Cantine Gia Schiavi

A popular wine bar and wine merchants overlooking a quiet canal.  It is mentioned in every guide book and consequently gets busy around lunchtime and in the evenings.  However, it is characterful with inexpensive snacks and wine by the glass available.  Old wooden cabinetry lend a cosy, authentic feel.  If the weather is nice and you wish to take your drink outside, you will need to mention this and they will give you a plastic glass.

Be sure to take a walk down the street towards the Giudecca canal (come out of the shop and turn left) and 100 yards down, look over to your right and you will see a gondola repair shop.

There is no seating and there are no toilets.

Typical prices:

A few euros for cicchetti snacks.

Opening times:

8.30am to 8pm

Closest vap stop:

Accademia on the Grand Canal routes, or Zattere on lesser used routes.

How to get there:

Opposite the Church of San Trovaso. From Zattere, go up Fondamenta Nani and you can’t miss it. It is a short walk from Accademia vaporetto stop, but you will need your map as you have to navigate your way through a few narrow streets.


Fondamenta Nani,
992 Dorsoduro
30123 Venice

Phone number:

+39 041 523 00 34