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Venetian Hot Plate

232 Beach Ave, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5312
+1 361-749-7617
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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Italian, Seafood
232 Beach Ave, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5312
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I stopped in on our way back to our hotel around 5:30 and the first impression from the outside looked like a bar/pancake house - I know, kinda weird. Most of the buildings at the coast are eclectic with stand out colors...More

Thank Tim R
Reviewed 24 May 2017

The food was good and fairly sophisticated, but on the expensive side. The cumin-crusted lamb was very well cooked and the grouper was very moist and flakey. It was served with an very un-hortodox caponata and mashed potatoes. Good wine selection available by the glass,...More

Thank Sal881
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We have been eating here for years, alway experienced fabulous food and service. Our recent visit was again pure perfection. Thank you for continuing to provide consistent excellence year round. The dedication to quality food and service is very appreciated.

Thank K W
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Make reservations. The food is the closest thing to Italy I've found in a long time. Delicious and a work of art. Worth the wait and worth the price.

Thank OmaghRose
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Had crab cakes at this restaurant in May 2017 for dinner and they were some of the worst that I have ever had. The crab if it was crab was tasteless and very stringy. I like crab cakes and usually get them whenever I can...More

Thank Herbie1958-2017
Reviewed 8 May 2017

This is a must do restaurant when in Port Aransas! Fine Dining, fine wine, great ambiance and service. European flavor. We always head here when special guests are with us at the coast!

Thank Bill C
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Not what they used to be! Service was really bad and the food was marginal. They were fully booked when we tried to make our reservation but we asked for a " call back" if they had a cancellation, it was for the late seating...More

Thank bcup_9
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

This was my favorite place but the last three times we have gone the service has been terribly SLOW. There were 5 of us so we had to do 8pm and we got out of there at 10. Just not acceptable service. Food was good...More

Thank Nonnackw
Reviewed 20 April 2017

My family and I dined here over the Easter Weekend. I've enjoyed amazing food in places like Vancouver, New York, Portland, Athens, etc. This was an AMAZING meal, such a gem. If you're visiting PA and want to treat yourself to a lovely meal, visit....More

Thank CNS_35
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We have come to appreciate taking short trips from San Antonio to Port Aransas (Port A.) on occasion to unwind and enjoy the beaches of Mustang Island. In March of 2017 we had friends in from the bay area of California. During their stay we...More

Thank dkmkakektk
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Any days they are closed?
16 June 2016|
Response from tahoequeen21 | Reviewed this property |
Sunday and Monday.
Who is the head chef now
15 June 2016|
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Response from Yokum | Reviewed this property |
Don't know either but I believe he was trained by Linda's husband who was the original chef before he passed away. Same amazing food.... As long as Linda (owner from Italy) is there.. The food will always be great!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 232 Beach Ave, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5312
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Port Aransas
  • Phone Number: +1 361-749-7617
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