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“Very good”
Review of Venezia

Venezia
Ranked #98 of 1,164 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Pleasantly surprised with the food at this restaurant as we chose it after walking around and viewing the options. We weren't very hungry so ordered a Caprese salad and a margarita pizza. Both were very good and very reasonable. We sat outside on a beautiful evening and it reminded us of when we were in Italy. Great service as well.

Thank Irvingtonbaby
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Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

This restaurant in on the St Armand's circle and competes with dozens of restaurants in walking distance. It is ultra casual with stainless steel high tops inside under an exposed ceiling and outside seating that extents to the busy street. Don't let this dissuade you from eating here as the food is outstanding !

They have a dozen 14" Pizzas that are all excellent. Great with the Perone beer on tap !
Lasagna , Linguine and clam sauce , shrimp and chicken Alfredo, Veal Parm were all delicious according to those who ordered them in my party.
I had the Venezia Linguine - a puttanesca light tomato sauce with shrimp and calamari that had ample olives and capers to sustain its flavor. This dish was outstanding , abundant and reasonably priced.
This was very good food very fairly priced.

Thank DVvo
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Reviewed 7 February 2017

Although the menu never changes, there is a good reason-everything is great! This time I tried the Chicken Fontina, which our server Sandra said was very good, and it was! My wife stayed with her favorite, Penne Salsiccia, this time loaded with more sausage than expected, so I was able to have some. For the first time, we were charged for an extra bowl of marinara, but who cares when it tastes so good!! Enough leftovers for another meal.

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Thank Willisdds
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Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Saw all the positive reviews, so wife and I gave it a try. First, the good news: the wine list was extensive and affordable - had a great Pinot Noir; server was nice, but amateurish. Now the bad: wife ordered veal piccata - it was super tough. They politely replaced it with the chicken version ( but charged us the veal price). I had the eggplant Venezia (basically eggplant parm). It was very mushy, with a most unpleasant texture (salty too).
Very disappointing.

2  Thank Tony C
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

We lived in Italy and are very particular about eating Italian food in the U.S. Venezia makes us feel we are back in Rome, sitting outside and eating real Italian cuisine! Love their pizza, antipasti and desserts! Great place to "people watch" on St. Armand Circle! Don't miss it!

Thank admiral2015
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