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Cavatappi

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San Marco
Italian, Wine Bar
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Campo de la Guerra San Marco 525, 30124 Venice, Italy
+39 041 296 0252
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place was not good at all. We asked for a glass of the house red, and the wine they served had gone bad. You a better off going across the street to the little corner bar.

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167 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We should have known better in this city of tourist traps, but Cavatappi has just taken the cake for the biggest rip-off we have experienced in a long, long time. Do NOT go here for an aperitif. You will pay almost double for the same drink as you can buy at the two or three bars just next door. The... More 

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Thank beyond5th
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

We had seen good reviews in Lonely Planet so headed here after a busy morning.....very disappointing! Probably the worst meal we have had in Venice. Avoid.

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Thank Anna C
New Milton, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Unpretentious restaurant that serves excellent local food with a menu of the day offering very good value and a good choice. Friendly service, good wine and overall a very pleasant experience.

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Thank Philip L
San Diego
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142 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We had a good meal here. There was a cover charge of 3 euros per person, if I remember correctly. Something to watch for in Venice.

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Thank DSSanDiego
Pudsey, United Kingdom
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405 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We'd planned on visiting here after it was recommended in our Lonely Planet guide. Having got outside it would typically have been somewhere we'd have ignored, very quiet, menu with pictures on outside, a bloke stood outside trying to drum up business. We did go in, and we're very pleasantly surprised when the food came out. In particular the clams... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

This restaurant apparently changed ownership a couple of years ago. Food was decent, service was rude at times and inaccurate (out of 8 people, 1 meal and 1 order of bruschetta were missing, the cheese was served with rather than after the meal, and ordering dessert was made to seem such an inconvenience that we finally decided to not order... More 

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Thank Rotcoddam
Dublin, Ireland
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114 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Spent a few hours here people watching and drinking wine. Loved the location and it's free wifi and nice wine! Go here for a bit of sitting and chilling!

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Thank Dalylynn
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped here after a whirlwind morning at St. Marks square. It's not the place to go if you are in a hurry...... But when the food did come, it was excellent. Best bruschetta we have ever had. We also had the Penne Bolognese and the Fettucini Alfredo with shrimp - both extremely good. They are in no hurry to... More 

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Sicklerville, New Jersey
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 August 2016

We searched for this place based on reviews we had seen and were shocked at the lousy meal and service that we received, having expected some nice artisanal cheeses and a great wine. I love risotto, and I enjoyed some wonderful risotto dishes in Venice. Unfortunately the seafood risotto that we ordered at Cavatappi was probably the worst risotto I've... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Cuisine
Italian, Wine Bar
Meals
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Campo de la Guerra San Marco 525, 30124 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Marco
  • Neighbourhood: San Marco
  • Phone Number: +39 041 296 0252

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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 Quadri. Piazza San Marco is beloved by Venetians themselves. They book a table anytime, which offers a buffer from the fray. This grand outdoor drawing room attracts Venetians for a stroll too, especially late in the afternoon when the hoards of daytrippers thin out. It's simply a grand place to meet.
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