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Top Wine Bars in Venice Featured

The wine shops of Venice offer a vast heritage of liquid culture


Cantine del Vino già Schiavi (Al Bottegon)

Cantine dei Vino Gia Schiavi FOTO by TOMMASO GASTALDI 01cichéti, Venetian appetizers

Founded by the late Sista Gastaldi in the 1950s, Schiavi is still run by the same family. Featuring wines from the Veneto and Friuli, Schiavi’s specialty is cichéti, Venetian appetizers you eat standing up, accompanied by an ombra, or ‘shadow,’ a glass of wine christened such because it was drunk in the shade. Alessandra, Sista’s wife, has won awards for her cichéti creations. Schiavi is in front of the San Trovaso bridge, close to one of the city’s last working squeri, where gondolas are built.

LUXOS Recommends: Pumpkin cream cicchetto, with a glass of Bardolino.


Enoteca Mascari

enoteca mascari local wine found in Enoteca Mascari

Ruga degli Spezieri, the street of the spice-makers, was once filled with speciality shops which sold exotic seasonings that Venetian ships brought from the East. Mascari is the last one standing, crammed with delights from all over the world. Over 1,000 bottles from 600 Italian wine labels crowd the back cantina, as three generations of the Mascari family mind the shop.

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Millevini Enoteca

milleviniregional wines found in Millevini Enoteca

In addition to a healthy stock of select regional Italian wines, Lorenzo Menegus is a sommelier, happy to pair the perfect label with your dish of choice. Located at the Rialto Bridge, Millevini is of the few shops in Venice that also carry French wine.

1 Mascari
2 Cantine del Vino gia à Schiavi
3 Mille Vini