Open daily, 7 A.M. – 10 P.M.
Lunch, Monday to Friday, 11:30 A.M. – 3 P.M.
Dinner: 5 P.M. – 10 P.M.
Aperitivi Hour: 3 P.M – 5 P.M.
Giovane is inspired by a modern Italian caffè with roots in old world Italian heritage, offering a combination of classics like macchiato and traditional cappuccino along with modern iterations such as marocchino, shakerato and our own mandorlatte. The food offerings consist of Italian inspired sandwiches on traditional Roman bread along with salads and Italian pastries like cornetti, ciambella and torta caprese (to name a few).
In 2004, designer Enzo Mari humbly placed an ad in Domus Magazine (issue #875) with a beautifully written and vulnerable yet decisive letter seeking collaboration from a young entrepreneur. It was this letter that inspired the name Giovane (meaning ‘young’).
The coffee program at Giovane reflects independence and unique aesthetics, which is executed by using a rotation of local small batch roasts and applying modern 3rd wave coffee knowledge to a traditional utilitarian coffee brewing technique. We will carefully consider bean styles, ground ratio and weight, and extraction times to produce a superior coffee experience.
ABOUT GIOVANE BACARO:
While wandering Venice, you may be lucky enough to stumble upon a bacaro. Far from the crowds, tucked away on side streets and alongside canals, it’s a quintessential Venetian wine bar. Our fondest memories of hanging around these hidden gems are the inspiration behind Giovane Bacaro – a modern Italian restaurant and wine bar that draws influence from our travels through Venice.
Giovane Bacaro’s menu seeks to encourage a ‘choose your own adventure’ dining experience. Expect a broad range of dishes; from Venetian staples like Mozzarella in carrozza, freddo items such as Maille en latte (milk-poached shaved pork neck); fritti misto, as well as hot dishes like charcoal-grilled skewers of octopus. Lastly, a small but thoughtful pasta menu will be offered, including Venice’s humble bigoli, made with duck eggs.
Beyond the classic Aperol spritz, guests can expect a decent line-up of aperitivo cocktails – a nod to both traditional Italian culture and the ‘New Aperitivo movement.’
“Wine is meant to be drunk, not dissected, fawned over and fetishized,” according to wine director Cassandra Mosher. “Drinking wine should be a fun memory shared with friends and food around a table.” Expect an extensive and thoughtfully curated list with a focus on wines from both Northern Italy and BC. Think varietals from small, family-run wineries, varying from conventional to natural styles.
While the bacari in Italy vary drastically; from mom and pop places to hip, natural wine focused spots, the one thing they possess is an energy and a mood that’s hard to get away from – you be wise to be a part of it. We want to embody the same feeling at Giovane Bacaro and look forward to welcoming you.