We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

DeFina's Italian Restaurant

1965 Tamiami Trl S, Venice, FL 34293-5005
+1 941-445-4755
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“veal” (23 reviews)
“cannoli” (9 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1965 Tamiami Trl S, Venice, FL 34293-5005
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (179)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 179 reviews

Reviewed 15 August 2017

A friend recommended DeFina's (soon to be called Lucarelli's) and we are so glad that we took her suggestion. The food is delicious, the decor amazing and the service fabulous. The wait staff, hostess and owner make you feel like you're their only customer! The...More

Thank Peggy N
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

This is one of the best restaurants in Venice hands down my family and I try and get in at least two or three times a year to have a really great meal to look at it from the outside you wouldn't think much of...More

1  Thank Wes W
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Menu of specials, $30,$50 or $70, dinner for two, plus a carafe of wine. My wife treated us, my birthday, I ordered the Soup, Angel Hair, bolognese, wife pasta with meatballs, her cousin had the Ravioli and his wife pasta with meatballs. Nice Chianti to...More

Thank golf076
Reviewed 1 August 2017

My girlfriend and I looked at each other as we took a bit of the fish. Not bad, but not fresh either. The owner said she'd take care of it, and erased it from the specials board. We didn't eat it, but no discount from...More

Thank GNTinaToots
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Six of us went to DeFina's for dinner. At best, it was just ok. Of the six meals, only one diner liked their meal, the chicken marsala. The other meals were just fair. The shrimp in the shrimp scampi were tasteless, like they were frozen...More

Thank RetiredInParadise
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
Nearby Restaurants
Mad Dogs Hot Dogs
91 reviews
.53 km away
Off The Wagon Brewery & Kitchen
136 reviews
.55 km away
The Living Room
126 reviews
1.29 km away
Nearby Attractions
Ideal Classic Cars Museum & Showroom
108 reviews
.96 km away
Tiki Tyme
9 reviews
.86 km away
Frank Theatre Galleria 12
24 reviews
.62 km away
Aquanutz Dive Charter
5 reviews
.40 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Linda G
21 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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!!
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$40
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
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
  • E-mail
Serving up the best Italian, Seafood and Steaks in Venice, FL! With a relaxed dining atmosphere, Lucarelli's provides an eclectic experience with authentic Italian food made from recipes passed down from generation to generation. We also offer fresh local seafood and succulent steaks. We fill up quick! Be sure to call ahead or setup a reservation on our website! We're looking forward to seeing you!
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing