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Caffe Lavena

Piazza San Marco San Marco 133/134, 30124 Venice, Italy
+39 041 522 4070
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible17%
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“pretzels” (8 reviews)
“sandwich” (8 reviews)
“cakes” (8 reviews)
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Italian, Bar, Cafe
PRICE
$$$$
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Piazza San Marco San Marco 133/134, 30124 Venice, Italy
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1 - 10 of 419 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Exasperated reading other reviews about people wanting a cup of tea?... go somewhere else! Caffe Lavena is for savouring an Aperol Spritz, a Bellini or a good bottle of wine while sitting in the centre of world watching it all go by. Order a decent...More

Thank pilgrim1314
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice view of St.Marks but that’s where the positive ends! From the €14 water (the same water ranged between €3-5 everywhere else) to the €15 gelato (that was marked as €4.50 unless you sit down and they bring it to you in a well rehearsed...More

1  Thank Mark W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very rude service. They treat people like trash, probably because they will always earn money at such a crowded place. They do not need to take care of reputation. No wonder they have got so many "one star" feedbacks. What was surprising is that at...More

Thank Pasha_82
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Go in the late afternoon or evening when the band is playing. Watch the pidgeons and enjoy truly classic service all in a truly unique setting. It's pricey, but when you order a drink the snacks keep coming and the drinks are quality. My son...More

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time here. Andre and Mikeli our waiters were very friendly and provided excellent service!! The cocktails here have been the best so far and generous compared to the other caffe’s on the San Marco plazza. They also welcomed our dog Kito and...More

Thank kwj62
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want a great cappuccino come here but DO NOT sit. Order at the counter and stand (like the locals do!) and your cap will be about 2.50 euro. Our favorite in all of Italy thus far!

Thank grassolindsay
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have a TIP for this very rude waiter at the Lavena Cafe . If you would like a tip do NOT demand one . At €30 for two cups of tea to then be told by the waiter you can leave a tip is...More

1  Thank Margaretwarwickshire
caffelavena, Direttore at Caffe Lavena, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Margaret, we apologize for the incident and would be very grateful if you would like to inform us of the number of the waiter in question for the appropriate measures. Best regards

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went there with a large group of friends for an evening drink on st Marks’ square. This cafe has musical entertainment, a quintet playing popular classics in the evening as the light fades. A truly beautiful setting, but beware of the cost. Even the smallest...More

Thank PKH624
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We paid €30 for two cups of tea. We knew and accepted that having a cup of tea overlooking the basilica would be expensive. What we didn’t anticipate was the aggressive and rude nature of the waiter. He said when he brought the bill ‘you...More

2  Thank Ruth22
caffelavena, Direttore at Caffe Lavena, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Ruth, we apologize for the incident and would be very grateful if you would like to inform us of the number of the waiter in question for the appropriate measures. Best regards

Reviewed 17 May 2018

I've seen expensive coffee places, but 11,50 eur for an espresso is a rip off in Italy no matter how you look at it. Yes, it's nice to sit down at San Marco but honestly I'm quite happy to take my espresso inside, at the...More

Thank msgtoelina
Nearby
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
...More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Italian, Bar, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
9:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
9:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 12:00 AM
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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