Cantinone Già Schiavi

Top choice bar in Dorsoduro

Regulars gamely pass along orders to timid newcomers, who might otherwise miss out on smoked swordfish cicheti (bar snacks) with top-notch house Soave, or pallottoline (mini-bottles of beer) with generous sopressa (soft salami) panini. Chaos cheerfully prevails at this legendary canalside spot, where Accademia art historians rub shoulders with San Trovaso gondola builders without spilling a drop.