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Cafe Venice

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116 W Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285-1929
+1 941-484-1855
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16:30 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great soups and salads. We had tomato bisque and lobster bisque. Nice ambience and service. Sangria was well made and generous portion. Would go again.

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kay k, Owner at Cafe Venice, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a nice review. The lobster and shrimp bisque is a chef special soup. We love when he makes it!! The tomato basil bisque is our daily soup. We top it with fresh shaved parmesan to make it even better! We do hope to see you again. Try one of our signature cocktails... More 

Dublin, Ohio
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252 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Cafe Venice based upon the positive reviews, but our experience didn't seem to match those reviews. The place tries to look upscale (white tablecloths, etc.) but the decor is dated, and the service was not commensurate with upscale dining. We started with the Smoked Salmon Tartare Stuffed Avocado. I'm not sure why they call it "tartare", because they... More 

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kay k, Owner at Cafe Venice, responded to this review

We are so sorry that your experience was not as pleasant as it could be. We are sorry that you feel our décor is dated. We do not have modern décor by any means but we have updated our light fixtures, re-upholstered our booths and re-carpeted this year. We apologize if it does not fit your taste. Our Smoked Salmon... More 

Westfield, New Jersey
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187 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

at the eastern end of west Venice ave. Nice outdoor seating with very helpful and prompt service. Although nothing unique or exciting it has a good menu. It is always busy and advertises the best lunch in Venice. Worth eating here the food i very good

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kay k, Owner at Cafe Venice, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review. We love sitting outside on the "patio/terrace" during our beautiful Florida days for a nice 1/2 Sandwich and Salad Combo. Perhaps a nice glass of wine too! We do hope to see you soon. Be sure to check out our specials. We offer our signature Fish Tacos on Friday Lunches. More 

Toronto, Canada
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91 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Café Venice has two menus, one for the inside restaurant and one for terrace. We decided to go inside. Nice atmosphere, fast and pleasant service. I had Crispy Duck Orange Cognac Glaze, Brie Butternut Gratin, Seasonal Vegetable $29.00. Duck was OK, but I wish there was a choice of sides. My partner had Filet Mignon Chive-Garlic Compound Butter, Boursin Whipped... More 

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Worthington, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Met another couple here for lunch. Started with a couple apps of eggplant frites (these were quite tasty) and the "Famous Fried Spinach" (a plate of chopped fried crisp spinach - was tasteless and just odd to eat) accompanied by some nice flavored ice teas. For lunch we ordered the day's quiche special (ham/cheddar with a spinach salad accompaniment) and... More 

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Beavercreek, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thanksgiving 2016 dinner for 11: everyone was very pleased with their dinner choice. Just-right portions served efficiently while the restaurant was at capacity. Those who ordered key lime pie, however, were very disappointed. Returned for lunch with 6 people the next week and enjoyed delicious salads and sandwiches. Good place to take company as it is right on the Main... More 

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Somers, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Second review for good reasons. Upscale and packed in season, extensive menu with prices a bit above similar places. Reserve well in advance, but our reservation was slotted on the wrong day, but hostess Sally worked us in for outdoor seating. Good, not great veal; goo to great fish stew. Easy parking, Good wine list with some big discounts.

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ok. I like this place. Very simple but tasty salads. Friendly service, keeping beverage filled. Nice presentations on food. Will definitely return

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Okemos, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cafe Venice was busy when we went on a Saturday afternoon. There was a line but empty tables can be found. We got our table after a few minutes wait and waited longer for our food to arrive after ordering. The food was good but a bit on the small side as I left a bit famished. They have tables... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were shopping and decided to stop in to this delightful restaurant. It was busy inside and outside so we knew it was going to be good. I had the soup and salad combo that included the wedge salad and potato soup. There wasn't a bit left after I was done. The wedge was crispy and their blue cheese dressing... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18 - US$33
Cuisine
American, Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 21:00
Saturday
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 W Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285-1929
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 941-484-1855
Description
We are an intimate bistro style restaurant located in the Historic District of Downtown Venice. Our Menu is Continental with a French and Polynesian flair. Don't let the name fool you-this is not an Italian restaurant. Walk or Bike to local shops and beaches and parks. Outside dining is available. Reservations accepted and walk ins welcome. Separate Lunch and Dinner Menu. Casual Fine Dining and Wine Bar (we do offer a full bar). We are very close to Venice Little Theatre now known as Venice Theatre. We are happy to accommodate all Theatre diners. Restaurant and full service catering are available. Lunch 11:30-3:00 (Mon - Sat),Dinner open at 5 (Mon - Sat),Sunday hours are dinner only (in season only)-call for availability. We serve a smaller menu between 3pm and 5pm outside or at the bar as well.

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