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A Taste of Italy

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Main Street, Venice, FL
+1 941-488-8282
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Longwood, Florida
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The origional owners built a great restaurant, but they sold out, and the new owners' have dropped the ball. We dined they the first week in April (2017), even though we saw a lot of bad reviews. We have to concur - the quality has fallen by two or three stars. The famous "Pizza by the Yard" is now a... More 

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Venice, Florida
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

We had been coming to Made In Italy for years and typically order one of four or five "standard dishes". This time we ordered a Margarita pizza with ham and when it came out it had about a quarter inch inch of water on the tray and was very soggy and strange looking. We complained to the waiter who said... More 

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Warks
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112 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Enjoyed our dinner here, very Italian bread to begin, good Parma ham, a trifle salty, but an excellent starter dish. This trip.was only pizza for main but as a consequence of the quality and ingredients, will return to try some of the Italian specials. Staff were attentive and extremely helpful. It's expensive on main st, but what was served up... More 

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Barto, PA
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Had reservations still half hour wait we called half hour ahead like they tell you too. ordered ravioli then waitress brings a different kind says sorry didn't realize we ran out. Noisy overpriced won't be back.

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Eastham, Massachusetts
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316 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

For Venice this is a very good Italian restaurant. Probably one of the best in town. Major problem is that it is noisy. Service friendly and efficient. Sauces are a bit heavy for our taste, used to them being a bit fresher tasting. Excellent appetizers Good deals at happy hour Prices in line with the area

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Thank 98999Mike
Venice, Florida
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

Went to Taste of Italy Wed night. Salad course was fine, particularly the "Florida" salad. Things wen downhill when the main courses arrives. One person ordered the Antipasto Plate, which was two pieces of Prochutto, and a small bit of dried out cheese. Pathetic. Another asked for a serving of Meatballs, whereupon the waiter said "I don't think we serve... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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368 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

The food here is excellent and the service is even better. When we first walked in, it was not what I was expecting, but more then a pleasant surprise. Will go back in a minute. A must try if you are in Venice.

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Davenport, Florida
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Visited twice whilst staying in Venice for a few days. Super service and good food (very authentic). The only thing I would say is that the Calzone I had on the second occasion wasn't as it should have been. It was tagged onto the end of a pepperoni pizza on a wooden board as in it was a folded piece... More 

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Fulda, Germany
1 review
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Best Italyen Food in the area! Good Food good Cappucino good Service.Thank you so much you made our day!

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Venice, Florida
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166 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

good food. good pizza. if you eat outside, it's by the street. in season, which is winter, you wait a while for a table.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Venice, FL
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 941-488-8282

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?