Cantina do Spade, Venice

Cantina do Spade, Venice

Dating from the 15th century, Cantina do Spade is one of the oldest taverns in Venice and was mentioned in Casanova's memoirs. Tucked away in a shadowy alleyway near the 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 unrecognized.

The venue serves the beloved cicchetti (small snacks), ranging from savory fried seafood to spicy "picante pani", all paired perfectly with a nice selection of wines. Try the creamed salt cod ("baccalà mantecato") and the "mozzarella in carroza" (which is crusted fried mozzarella), both favorites among locals. The friendly service and generous portions (which are reasonably priced, too) may even have you coming back for more.

Opening Hours:
Mon, Wed-Sun: 10am–3pm / 6–10pm; Tue: 6–10pm

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Sight Name: Cantina do Spade
Sight Location: Venice, Italy
Sight Type: Food/Drink
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