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Cafe Venice

116 W Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285-1929
+1 941-484-1855
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
116 W Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285-1929
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Ate dinner at Cafe Venice with two friends on 3/12/18 and it was a very disappointing meal! The scallop appetizer only had 2 scallops for $12. The strip steak ($27) was impossible to cut or chew! It was extremely tough and we ordered it med...More

Thank 188travelbug
kay k, Owner at Cafe Venice, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

I do apologize that you did not enjoy your New York strip. Our scallop appetizer is priced at market price. Sea Scallops are not cheap. It is one of our more popular appetizers with the Edamame Succotash. Your server told me you loved this dish....More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Not understanding these good reviews here. Evidently some people have low standards when dining. Food came out barely warm. Out of eggplant? Why? Oh right.... the Sysco truck was just pulling in. Fish had stronger odor than it should have. Lack of flavor in food...More

Thank ker33993
kay k, Owner at Cafe Venice, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

I am very sorry that you did not enjoy your meals with us. Please, address it with your server or the manager while you are at the Cafe. We can fix your unsatisfaction while you are with us, not after you leave. We are currently...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The four of us thoroughly enjoyed our delicious dinners from salads with warm home-baked bread through our more than ample main courses (vegetarian lasagna, tilapia, salmon and pasta of the day with shrimp). All the staff was friendly and efficient. A popular place with a...More

Thank ld-bjd
kay k, Owner at Cafe Venice, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for the kind words! We truly try our best to have the best ingredients and well trained staff to make you day or night with us special!

Reviewed 1 week ago

very popular restaurant serving local (repeat customers) and tourists. Located at the beginning of the Venice avenue strip with outdoor and indoor seating. Nice menu and the best salad in venice FL.

Thank richard L l
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food,wine and service. Dine in or outside. Plenty of variety. Walking within all parking areas.

Thank Cathy W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stoped after an afternoon at the Dog Beach just about 5:00. Hostess was very accommodating and we sat outside at a very nice table. Our server, Nicole, was excellent.. brought water for the dogs food came in stages not jammed up against the previous...More

Thank Tom R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at 5PM, Sunday with a reservation. The place was "packed". We were seated and our server Rachel took our drink and appetizer order. A small loaf of warm bread was brought to the table. (It was served with cold pads of butter, whipped...More

Thank markvillamaino
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best selection of food + wine on Venice Ave. Very attentive + friendly staff. Highly recommend. Nice side walk patio. Entertainment on various nights. Extensive menu with great selection to chose from.

Thank Lynne T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While a bit on the pricey side, the food and service were very good. I had the pt roast and it was delicious. Others in our party had the "fillet" and said it was excellent. Would recommend for a special evening out. The menu was...More

Thank JanT T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Consistently great food and service. Outdoor tables available. Reservations accepted and always busy so be sure to call.

Thank Marymb
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 18 - USD 33
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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
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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 (SEASONALLY)-call for availability. We serve a smaller menu between 3pm and 5pm outside or at the bar as well.
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