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Cafe Venetia

419 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1813
+1 650-323-3600
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
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“mousse” (2 reviews)
“beans” (3 reviews)
“pastry” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, Italian
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419 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1813
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Work of art, great tasting cappuccino! Unfortunately not hot enough, few degrees hotter it would be a five star!

Thank Joseph R
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Was attracted by the décor and pleased that I stopped for a Gelato with the added expresso. Claudia was friendly and helpful. Pricing was very reasonable.

Thank 1GiantsMS
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

The first impression driving down University Avenue was inviting. This coffee shop was selected because of the reviews written but the red and golden colorful Italian atmosphere is what said we found the right place. Fantastic pastries and morning coffee offerings, but the service and...More

Thank Catherine C
Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

Denied service for having a legitimate marked, registered service Labrador for disabilities and told I had to leave in violation of ADA and federal law! An employee named"Mehail" threatened, berrated, yelled at me in front of the entire establishment- admonishing me for not being blind...More

Thank Jennifer G
Reviewed 19 February 2018

Open till 11pm so good option for late snack. Need reservation to get upstairs area. Good selection of coffee and pastries and price for coffee was reasonable for a boutique coffee house.

Thank flipsub
Reviewed 9 September 2017

If you are looking for a real Italian espresso, stop by this cafe on University ave. You won't find anything like that in the whole area. Not even in San Francisco

Thank Jacopo G
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

The coffee was ok, a decent cappuccino. The desserts were a bit average. A good tasting chocolate mousse was ruined by being the consistency of a thick sauce. Not so easy to eat with a spoon.

Thank pjbwilson
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Good coffee for an Italian is hard to find in the USA. Cristian is from Napoli and makes the best coffee in Silicon Valley! So bye bye blue bottle, Starbucks and other, hello Venetia.

Thank Sabrina D
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

This is not the hot chocolate from your childhood. The chocolate here is rich, thick, and crafted to be enjoyed over time...not guzzled as you dash about town.

Thank Desiree R
Reviewed 30 July 2017

One of my favorite place to meet a friend or relax with a delicious coffee. The staff is awesome and friendly.

Thank amaria a
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Michele C
11 April 2017|
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Response from MLF-traveller | Reviewed this property |
I often have a green salad with a hard boiled egg. You can ask to leave off the bread sticks they sometimes offer
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 419 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1813 (Formerly Caffe Del Doge)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-323-3600
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