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Cafe Venice

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116 W Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285-1929
+1 941-484-1855
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11:30 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Peoria, Illinois
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were shopping and decided to stop in to this delightful restaurant. It was busy inside and outside so we knew it was going to be good. I had the soup and salad combo that included the wedge salad and potato soup. There wasn't a bit left after I was done. The wedge was crispy and their blue cheese dressing... More 

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Thank jaceyb345
Eufaula, Alabama
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Julie took care of me; just had a glass of house cab and some spicy Thai soup sitting outside. Very nice. Prices are good, full menu.

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Thank knox78
kay k, Owner at Cafe Venice, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We truly appreciate it! We are also so pleased that you enjoyed your wine, soup and service! Cannot wait to see you again. More 

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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited the Cafe Venice Restaurant the other night, great experience, excellent food, great service, nice ambiance. This place was terrific, but beware it is not inexpensive, fine dining. Would go there again. It's hard to rate anywhere a 5, but this sure is close! Try the crab stuffed shrimp as an appetizer, they were really wonderful.

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Thank Paul A
kay k, Owner at Cafe Venice, responded to this review

Thank you for our almost 5 star rating!! :) We truly do appreciate it! If you love the crab stuffed shrimp, try our crab cakes next time! They are one of our signature dishes. If you want something lighter, try our Grilled Romaine Salad with a crab cake. Mmm..Yum! More 

Rockford, Illinois, Usa
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our lunch there. I ate the quiche special with the spinach salad with an orange vinaigrette dressing. It was wonderful! One of the best dressings that I have ever had! My husband had the roast beef wrap. It was wonderful, too! We had very quick service and a wonderful waitress!

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Thank Barb D
kay k, Owner at Cafe Venice, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the kind words! We truly try our best to create fresh homemade quality lunches and dinners. We do hope to see you again soon! Next time try our combo lunch with a 1/2 chicken salad sandwich on croissant with 1/2 of our spinach salad! They go so well together!! More 

Brackney, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

How sad I was to read the infamous " Stage Deli," had closed in New York City.. it was always the best in deli... and forever I have been passionate for a pastrami on rye.. well today I had a superb sandwich.. huge, messy, moist and mouth watering.. it was served with a lovely fruit salad on the side. Had... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cafe is a good place to come and dine. The atmosphere is elegant, the food exquisite, the service excellent. I would recommend their beef or seafood. This restaurant certainly stands out among a crowded street of restaurants, West Venice Avenue. I recommend this who is looking for a wonderful dining experience.

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Thank Mike S
kay k, Owner at Cafe Venice, responded to this review

Thank you!! We try our best to stand out as a comfortable yet classy place for all to enjoy in Venice, FL. More 

Severna Park, Maryland
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome food! I had there Quiche and Greek salad. This was the best I have ever had!! Service and presentation was also terrific.

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Thank 318kendal
ma
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant was cozy with white linen and plenty of help. Our waitress was personable and caring. It promised to be a romantic and satisfying Valentines Day dinner. But the food disappointed. My escargot appetizer was served in a traditional escargot serving dish, but they were drowned in a boiling liquid covered with too many sun dried tomatoes. It was... More 

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kay k, Owner at Cafe Venice, responded to this review

We are very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your escargot. It is made with butter, garlic, white wine, miso (which is salty), and sun-dried tomatoes. A lot of people enjoy it a lot. Due to it being a little different than traditional escargot, some do not. We apologize that you do not. As for the shrimp, our... More 

Suttons Bay, Michigan
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216 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of our best dining experiences ever. We arrived 15 minutes prior to our reservation on the patio. Unfortunately, some guests linger and linger and linger. Our table was delayed because some people don't really understand the restaurant business. It's all about turning tables. Enjoy your dining experience, but any stay beyond 1-1/2 hours is rude. Get up and get... More 

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Thank James R M
kay k, Owner at Cafe Venice, responded to this review

Thank you kindly for taking the time to write a review. Also, thank you for being patient on Valentine's evening! We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your impromptu table, food and service!! We are in the business to please our guests and are so very happy it all worked out for you. Thank you for coming back again... More 

Hamilton, Canada
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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for dinner and could not believe how noisy this place is. I guess the low ceiling doesn't help. Very annoying. We ordered salads that were very good. For a main course I had Shrimp Scampi. Five shrimp and some very bland linguine. My husband's filet mignon was nice, but he did not like the accompanying potatoes. Service was very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 18 - USD 33
Cuisine
American, Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 21:00
Saturday
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 W Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285-1929
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 941-484-1855
Description
We are an intimate bistro style restaurant located in the Historic District of Downtown Venice. Our Menu is Continental with a French and Polynesian flair. Don't let the name fool you-this is not an Italian restaurant. Walk or Bike to local shops and beaches and parks. Outside dining is available. Reservations accepted and walk ins welcome. Separate Lunch and Dinner Menu. Casual Fine Dining and Wine Bar (we do offer a full bar). We are very close to Venice Little Theatre now known as Venice Theatre. We are happy to accommodate all Theatre diners. Restaurant and full service catering are available. Lunch 11:30-3:00 (Mon - Sat),Dinner open at 5 (Mon - Sat),Sunday hours are dinner only (in season only)-call for availability. We serve a smaller menu between 3pm and 5pm outside or at the bar as well.

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