Cantina Do Spade Venice

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Cantina Do Spade – One of the oldest Osterie

When I want to eat typical Venetian dishes in a friendly atmosphere in the center of Venice, “Cantina Do Spade” is the first name to come to my mind! I always recommend it to those who come to Venice, because it is a place that combines three things that I care about very much: great food and wine with a love for Venice and its traditions, and the desire to innovate and work with the great professionalism of the locals.

Do Spade is not exactly just a restaurant, it is in fact an “osteria” and a “bacaro” in the Venetian sense of the terms, a place where people do far more than just eat and drink. First mentioned back in 1448, Cantina Do Spade is a historic piece of Venice. From the mid-1900 to the present it continues to be a typical, popular evening place to socialize and exchange ideas over one (or many!) glasses of wine (“ombra”) or a spritz, invariably accompanied by a “cicchetto”.

Today Do Spade is also an excellent restaurant that offers delicious dishes, including an excellent variety of fried fish and/or vegetables, seasonal risotto and much more. My favourite? The “frittura mista” and the zucchini flower stuffed with cod (baccalà mantecato)!

I love this place because it manages to keep the local tradition alive thanks to the people who are there: both customers and the great staff of Do Spade.

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Details about this spot



San Polo, 859, Venice

Telephone number


Opening Times

10.00 - 15:00 & 18:00 - 22:00 daily


1st course: € 13


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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)