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Caffe Lavena

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San Marco
Italian, Bar, Cafe, Pub
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Piazza San Marco San Marco 133/134, 30124 Venice, Italy
+39 041 522 4070
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09:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 00:00
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Banbury
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is an expensive Caffe to sit outside and watch the hoards of Japanese tourists. My wife's cake was literally snatched by a seagull as the waiter delivered our afternoon tea. €14 for a cake and 'whoosh' gone!, In the Caffe's favour they did replace the piece that was stolen and it was eaten under a serviette. Ha, beat you... More 

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Thank Colin G
Dereham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I visited this café on my last afternoon in Venice. I knew that it would be expensive but it was the culmination of my visit to celebrate my 70th birthday. The surroundings were wonderful - too cold to sit outside - the service was good and the hot chocolate was to die for!

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Thank Pauline O
Milan, Italy
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205 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hearing live classical music in Piazza San Marco while you are drinking the typical aperitivo Aperol Spritz or eating the gelato in gondola, makes you feel so lucky to be alive and to be exactly there.

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Thank Alex H
WILTSHIRE ENGLAND
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We knew it would be much more expensive than other cafes , but wanted to enjoy the experience of being in st marks square . We only had a coffee and a Irish coffee , but presented on silver tray with lots of trimmings , like crisps, biscuits , chocolates . The staff were very friendly . You are given... More 

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Thank LISAWiltshireEngland
Somers Point, New Jersey
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176 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was raining (flooding actually) and we just wanted a hot cup of chocolate and some biscotti. Never having looked at the price, we both ordered a cup of hot chocolate and some biscotti each. The chocolate comes in a small heated, ceramic pitcher as does the whipped milk. The chocolate is so thick and yummy one can eat it... More 

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Thank thepetalpusher
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The location is excellent on central of san marco square. You got a nice view u can see all from the caffe. It is pretty expensive and the obers are very unpolite. I guess they like older people who think have more money? Because for some people they are very polite, if u dont look rich they will make you... More 

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Thank Jimmy D
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Coffee break and local pastries. Setting is nice and historic but the price is way too high for the quality...

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Thank Fran69cois
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best service ! Our dog was looked after like a king. We had an amazing drinks served with style and were surrounded by beautiful scenery and music Thank you guys ! Immaculate service Worth every penny Stylish , fabulous and graceful place

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Thank LanaWallis
Reading, Pennsylvania
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed authentic coffees inside at the bar a la the Italian way! The only way to do it, a local said! Although, you can sit and enjoy the view out on the piazza, going inside allows you to see the beautiful Murano chandelier and pretend to be Italian for a few minutes.

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Thank fancyn1
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Expensive at a table but worth it for the experience. You can also stand at the periphery at no cost to hear the music and enjoy the atmosphere

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Bar, Cafe, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic, View
Open Hours
Sunday
09:30 - 00:00
Monday
09:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
09:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
09:30 - 00:00
Thursday
09:30 - 00:00
Friday
09:30 - 00:00
Saturday
09:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza San Marco San Marco 133/134, 30124 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Marco
  • Neighbourhood: San Marco
  • Phone Number: +39 041 522 4070

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in San Marco

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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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