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Caffe Lavena

Piazza San Marco San Marco 133/134, 30124 Venice, Italy
+39 041 522 4070
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible17%
Travellers talk about
“pretzels” (8 reviews)
“sandwich” (8 reviews)
“cakes” (8 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Bar, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
Piazza San Marco San Marco 133/134, 30124 Venice, Italy
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1 - 10 of 411 reviews

Reviewed yesterday 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

Thank Ruth22
caffelavena, Direttore at Caffe Lavena, responded to this reviewResponded today

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 4 days ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On our final night in Venice, we splurged on a pudding and an Irish coffee. The bill came to 47 euros, but soaking up the evening atmosphere, listening to the live music was a memory I will forever treasure. This was definitely a “nice to...More

Thank KatyPotatie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the prime spot on piazza San Marco. It is expensive but the view is really something. Get a table close to the orchestra. They take request for tips. Now remember, if you spend a nice amount of money, the waiters become...More

Thank Michel L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The oooooo refers to the price... EUR 75 for 3 cups of "coffee" and a desert... But what a coffee! I had the rhum.. Sponge cake, rum and coffee... Superb.. And superb atmosphere... Great orchestra.... Totally worth it.. Now, in Hind sight....

Thank Rajesh G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thought we’d soak up the atmosphere in San Marco Square and chose this cafe. We ordered 2 bottles of water, 2 Aperol Spritz, 1 can of coke and a black coffee. We knew that we would be paying slightly more than average due to the...More

Thank Natalie D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to treat ourselves on our last afternoon, to a drink on St Marks Square. We knew it would be relatively expensive but the waiters looked immaculate and we expected pretty good service. We ordered a glass of prosecco and a coffee and said...More

Thank gusngazesdad
Reviewed April 12, 2018

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

1  Thank Ret40
Reviewed April 12, 2018 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 April 8, 2018

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
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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
...More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
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, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Monday
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Tuesday
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Wednesday
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Thursday
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Friday
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Saturday
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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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