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Caffe Lavena

Piazza San Marco San Marco 133/134, 30124 Venice, Italy
+39 041 522 4070
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible16%
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“pretzels” (8 reviews)
“sandwich” (8 reviews)
“cakes” (8 reviews)
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Italian, Bar, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Piazza San Marco San Marco 133/134, 30124 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Others explain that due to location you are going to pay and pay some more. That in a way is to be expected sitting in one of the most famous locations in the World. Lovely view, nice to have the small orchestra playing and enjoy...More

Thank Ret40
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's St Marks Square... you go prepared to pay. This Cafe dates back to 18th Century. Classy interior with an amazing chandelier and classy furniture with table cloths. The waiters were all friendly, smartly dressed in their white braided blazers and goodness knows there were...More

Thank Nonapama
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely lunch here sitting in the sunshine, just enjoying our trip back to Venice. The sandwiches were good and the gelato fabulous. Yes, of course it wasn't going to be inexpensive, but it's not every day you do this. I have paid...More

Thank Karen F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Grrrrr! I’m still furious! Yes, it’s St Mark’s square, so yes, I knew I’d be ripped off. I could live with that, even though the bill was €50 (yes, FIFTY!!!) for two small coffees and two averagely nice cakes. What really annoyed me was the...More

Thank John-frae-Banff
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very friendly staff in an outstanding location. Yes it'll cost you an arm & a leg but how often are you going to sit in St Marks & watch the world pass you by. €71 for 4 drinks & a couple of cakes, yes expensive...More

Thank Ian J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for a quick drink on our travels around st mark sq, yes it is expensive but you are on holiday! Live a little, the drinks we got were nice the live band were warming up to play , nice atmosphere , the...More

Thank Michfen83
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Caffe Lavena is on the sunnier side of San Marco Square. We visited this cafe twice: once to buy gelato, and another time to eat and drink. It's the second-oldest cafe in this historic centre, and the service was great (only if you sit and...More

Thank AnLily
Reviewed 13 February 2018

My Husband & I visited one evening after dinner. We had a couple of drinks and really enjoyed the atmosphere, Being January it was quite empty and we were the only tourists, the remaining Customers were all locals. Reasonable priced, good service, great location.

Thank Natalie H
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

This place is so so over price, it sits in front of a church and asks €12 for a hot chocolat even doe it was nice it is way over price, the China was not even fine China the spoon was cheep stainless still, the...More

1  Thank best1y
Reviewed 22 January 2018

A friend and I grabbed a drink at Caffe Lavena while visiting Venice in September 2017. The music and people watching was delightful, and the staff was courteous. Our drinks were tasty (I had wine, she had an aperol spritzer). They had a good variety...More

Thank Stacy S
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
09:30 - 00:00
09:30 - 00:00
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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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