Founded in 1492, Cantina do Mori is the oldest wine bar in Venice (which is WOW in itself). It’s one of those rare places that firmly feels like you’ve stepped back in time without seeming gimmicky or overly touristy.
The soul of Cantina do Mori is probably maintained thanks to the owner of the bar who is incredibly welcoming. The first time I went there we started chatting, his son was about to start university in Milan. We ended up talking about the rental market, safety in a big city like Milan, etc. I remember feeling like I had made a friend when I finally walked out the door over an hour later.
Besides getting a glass a wine (or two or three), you can also get a selection of cicchetti which are small tapa size plates featuring traditional Venetian dishes. I’d strongly suggest you try the baccalà mantecato (whipped smoked cod), and the moscardini in mano (moscardini are a sort of baby octopus). The mini tramezzini sandwiches called francobolli (stamps) should also be tried.
Expect to spend around 2-4€ per small plate of food and 3-6€ per glass of wine.
Cantina Do Mori
Sestiere San Polo, 429
+39 041 5225401
Monday - Saturday 8 am - 7:30 pm
Closed on Sundays