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When in Venice, do as the Venetians do and eat cichetti, delicious little bar snacks usually eaten standing up and enjoyed with a glass of wine or two. One of the best places for cichetti is shown in the photo below, Cantinone gia Schiavi (also known as Al Bottegon), an eatery ranked in the Top Ten restaurants in Venice on Trip Advisor despite the fact that it's not a "sit down" restaurant at all - it's an osteria (a wine bar that serves food). It's a lively place, filled with both locals and tourists, and the food is wonderful. You can also buy a bottle of wine to take back to your hotel or apartment.

Cantinone gia Schiavi

I love that this place has its very own shrine to the Madonna next to the entrance. She has a halo of electric red lights around her head~

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The photo above was taken in 2007 while the one below is from 2010. The blue paint outlining the shrine had chipped off but she does have some flowers this time~


Another view of Cantinone gia Schiavi. This osteria is across the canal from the church of San Trovaso in Dorsoduro.

Cantinone gia Schiavi

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Comments (14)

That sounds great. I always love your shots from Italy. Happy Weekend!

The chichetti sounds yummy! Beautiful pics and nice to see the shrine and how it changes over time :)

my Photo Hunt blog entry!

Happy you recognised the Daleks. Always nice to know other Whovians :)

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Annie, what a cool bar and how nice that it has its own shrine. Great food, wine and cool location, no wonder it is packed and a popular hangout for everyone.

Great photos Annie. And yes we did take an Italian theme on our take this week.

Have a wonderful weekend! Mine is extra long because of the Holiday on Monday and my extra day off on Tuesday. Yay.


Hi Annie --

Thanks for teaching something new today. Didn't know about bars where there are no places to sit! Oh dear... since when on holiday, I often like to combine eating and drinking with sitting... ;O


Oh Venice, must you remain a dream?

Hope all's well.

I miss a picture of the cichetti !

My favorite spot! I go there at least once a day when I am in Venice. They also sell good vino sfuso, bulk wine, but you must bring your own container. Thanks for a wonderful memory Annie!

cichettis sounds yummy. Love your photos of Venice, hope to visit one day.

I guess when one tries for these standing resto one has to be sure they don't have sore feet from all the walking or you'll be in trouble. :D It does look to be an enjoyable place to check out. :D

I FINALLY have been here, and can confirm that the cichetti and wine were wonderful. :-)

Yvonne, thanks for the update. Hope you are having a fantastic time in our favorite city!


One of my favorite afternoons in Venice was outside this place. The weather was lovely and many people were standing outside looking over the canal with our cichetti and prosecco. Everyone was relaxed and in a good humor. We'll be back in Venice next month, if all goes according to plan.
As always, thanks for sharing your Venice memories.

We had a great snack at that spot in December - it was one of my favourite people watching spots in Venice!

Thanks everyone for your comments.

Maria, have a wonderful time in Venezia!

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