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A sample bar listing - La Cantina Wine Bar
Campo San Felice 3689
Open: Monday - Saturday, 10:00 A.M. - 10:00 P.M.
Closed: Sunday

To get there: From Campo San Apostoli, walk down Strada Nova and cross the first bridge to Campo San Felice. The bar will be on your left.

In a tiny campo right off Strada Nova is this wonderful wine bar run by two lively young guys, Francesco and Andrea, who really love what they do. They offer a fine selection of wines by the bottle or glass, all hand-picked and explained in detail, in Italian, by Francesco. Andrea speaks more English and can help you choose if you are unfamiliar with Italian wines. Francesco is the man behind the food bar, and it only takes one look at his work area to see what care and love he puts into what he creates to go with his wines. He makes a fantastic pasta e fagioli, creative cheese plates incorporating local fruits, honeys, and mostardi (fruit mustards), good sandwiches, and a delicious, ever-changing variety of tiny crostini; a tiny quail's egg on a tiny toast, ham with mustard, or smoked fish are some of the offerings you might try. You can sit inside and watch the flow of Venetians who come to the bar for their hourly ombra or espresso, or sit outside in good weather and watch the street life of Strada Nova, one of the busiest streets in town. La Cantina has a large selection of French Champagnes in addition to the ever-changing selection of Italian wines.