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Cafe Venice

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116 W Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285-1929
+1 941-484-1855
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There is an old-world feel to this charming down-town spot. Menu offers a variety of excellent entrees. The grouper was outstanding, as was the pasta dish. Our table enjoyed each of the items we ordered, and would recommend this spot for your evening meal.

Thank sandyaqh
Charles Town, West Virginia
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62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch with friends. The food was very good and the service was also very good. I would definitely recommend this place.

Thank ustressed
Humboldt, Canada
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice to stop at a place that has actual food and not the touristy driven menu - and at a reasonable cost. Had the crab cake sandwich, kids fish and the buffalo chicken wrap. Everything was delicious. Also had the tomato soup - was homemade and very good! Trolley stops near by as well, and is close to plenty of... More 

Thank pkst2016
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place came highly recommended from other guests at the hotel. Very pricey, mixed drink was pretty awlful but wine was good. Server was very nice, just absent. Don't think we'll go back.

Thank Mary Jo G
North Fort Myers, Florida
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My brother turn me on to this place .And wow I was greeted and was seated in a real nice atmosphere.I had the flamebion steak with red wine to great staff and food for a reasonable price. I was very well pleased in everything. I would highly recommend consider in comeing here again..Thank you brother for taking me to this... More 

Thank Gregg F
Venice, Florida
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of locals eat here, especially at lunch time. Consistently good food. The grilled romaine with balsamic reduction is a highlight. Nice wine selection. A small place, but they can create a big table by the bar area tp accommodate a larger group.

Thank DudeistPriest
Venice, Florida
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177 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent as always. Could improve the Rack of Lamb by cutting the chops apart in the kitchen so the customers do not have to struggle with it at table side. Could still keep the great presentation (Vertical) by using wooden skewers

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

Thank you for taking the time to review us! We are so thankful for your good review! Next time you are in, please ask your server to have the Chef cut your rack of lamb apart for you. We are always trying to accommodate our patrons needs. We aim to please where we can. That would be a simple task... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We got there with a group of 11 with a call ahead. We arrived at 11:30 when they opened. We ordered our food and it was over 35 minutes before we were given our food. Our driver came in and we had to ask for water. She was not approached at all by the waitress. They were too busy standing... More 

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

We are very apologetic for your slow service at lunch. We would love for you to please come try us again. More 

Venice, Florida
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167 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

The staff was very easy to work with, accomplished a table change smoothly! Very nice decor, a little loud near the bar area though. The meals were very good and were sized enjoyably. A nice wine list is available , and the frosted beer glass was a nice touch! It was a nice change to be able to dress smartly... More 

Thank David N
Palm Beach Shores, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Solo and young in Venice, lends itself to an enjoyable view of older retired America as they dine at this popular restaurant . Eaves dropping on conversations and recognizing what perturbs our retirees was entertaining. Food and service are very good. Attentive wait staff. I had the steak, cooked perfectly, and the waitress offered an excellent dessert to compliment my... More 

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

Thank you for dining at our cafe! We are always excited to hear about your enjoyable times! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your food, service and "entertainment". We hope to see you soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 18 - USD 33
American, Cafe, International, Gluten Free Options
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, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?