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DeFina's Italian Restaurant

1965 Tamiami Trl S, Venice, FL 34293-5005
+1 941-445-4755
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“veal” (22 reviews)
“piccata” (7 reviews)
Open Now
16:00 - 21:00All hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1965 Tamiami Trl S, Venice, FL 34293-5005
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Reviewed 15 June 2017

My family have been going to DaFina's for several years now. This visit was the first time I was able to go with them. We traveled in from England, and this was my first meal in Venice. We had the Italian combo. Every single piece...More

1  Thank Colleen H
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Very friendly people who could not do enough to satisfy our luncheon group. When more people arrived than expected, the staff rearranged the table so that we could all sit together. We found out the the restaurant had opened at lunch time to accommodate our...More

1  Thank _ritaanne007
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

If you haven't gone your missing out. This is a hidden gem here in Venice,Fl. Anywhere you land on the menu you'll be more then satisfied and the service and atmosphere is absolutely fantastic. We try to go 1 to 2 times a week. Its...More

1  Thank thomas w
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Everything about this restaurant is first class. Well trained staff -attentive, thoughtful, knowledgeable Love the decor, when you walk thru the door you will love classy, cozy ambiance. Then there is the food. Amazing quality, much more than the typical Italian menu. We had the...More

1  Thank Diane K
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Definas never fails to impress. The atmosphere, staff, and owners Pam and Bob are the best. The favor of everything is GREAT. Our favorite restaurant in Venice.

1  Thank Don T
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We met friends here last week, it was crowded but we had reservations and were seated fairly quickly. House wine waiter suggested was very good and salad was great. Ravioli was awesome as was the Veal Marsala. Very attentive staff, manager came by to ask...More

2  Thank Karen K
Reviewed 31 March 2017

This restaurant is truly and Italian delight. The interior is very upscale and impressive, yet it's really a casual restaurant. Large menu with many seafood choices. Prices are moderate. I had the Chicken Picatta and it was excellent. We also ordered to Antipasto platter and...More

2  Thank Matthew D
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Many people have suggested for the last two years that we try DeFina's. Venice is just full of Italian restaurants. Well, we finally did last night and now understand what all the fuss was about. We loved the low light, elegant, laid back atmosphere. Very...More

2  Thank Bob D
Reviewed 20 March 2017

The outside appearance of DeFina's is misleading. Inside, it is a lovely, old-time Italian restaurant. The staff was friendly with great service. The stuffed pepper soup is delicious. We enjoyed our zuppa de pesce and veal parm very much. Will definitely be back!

1  Thank norma13
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We made a reservation for a Saturday evening & were greeted by a lovely lady who brought us to our table. We all ordered specials from the blackboard. The ribeye & filet mignonette were so tender you could cut them with a fork! We definitely...More

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Linda G
21 March 2017|
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Response from Kevin Y | Reviewed this property |
Sorry Linda G. but I cannot recall if they do or do not!! If they do you will love it there!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1965 Tamiami Trl S, Venice, FL 34293-5005
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 941-445-4755
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