Cantina do Spade, Venice

Cantina do Spade, Venice

A tavern dating back to the 15th century, Cantina do Spade holds a special place in Venetian history and is even mentioned in Casanova's memoirs. Tucked away in a dimly lit alley near the iconic Rialto Bridge, it was once at the very heart of Venice's Red Light district – an area Casanova knew only too well. Here is where he wined and dined his romantic conquests – especially the beautiful courtesans, though he would probably not recognize the place of his assignations, since nowadays it is quite modern internally and the historical aspects are barely recognized.

The venue is known for its beloved 'cicchetti', a variety of small snacks that perfectly complement the selection of wines available. From savory fried seafood to spicy "picante pani," there is a delightful range of flavors to explore. Don't miss the creamy salt cod known as "baccalà mantecato" or the crispy fried mozzarella known as "mozzarella in carroza" – both are local favorites. The friendly service, generous portions, and reasonable prices make it a place you may find yourself returning to for more.

Tip:
To ensure a seamless dining experience, it is highly recommended to make a reservation in advance.

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Sight Name: Cantina do Spade
Sight Location: Venice, Italy (See walking tours in Venice)
Sight Type: Food/Drink
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