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“A great mix of food and fun!”

Visani Restaurant and Theater
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$27
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Dining at Visani is not your typical restaurant experience. Visani believes that dinner is something which should be enjoyed. You now have a choice when planning a special evening out. You can enjoy a great meal and then go home (that’s how it used to be) or you can enjoy a great meal and then follow it with some great entertainment. Visani is proud to offer a daily chef selection menu for your dining pleasure. All of our family recipes are freshly prepared. Start off with our delicious appetizers (The Prelude), then follow it up with a delicious dinner entrée (The Main Attraction)Ask our servers about our in house fresh made from scratch pasta. And most important, don’t forget dessert (The Finale) All of our desserts are homemade in our kitchens! Visani is also available for parties and corporate special events.
Reviewed 21 November 2015

Visani remains a very unique place in the dinning and entertainment world of SW Florida. The food, I will put up against anyones. The comedy, the best around. Put the two together and it is unbeatable. Last night we saw Dale Jones (again). While the soup was good, Dale was GREAT! I've seen him more than a dozen times and he always has fresh material that keeps me laughing. There are some things you need to know to make your visit more enjoyable. First, do no arrive 20 minutes for show time because you will be eating your meal while the comedians are on stage. Visani is best experience arriving about 90-minutes before show time so you can enjoy a nicely paced meals, some drinks, and desert. If you've never been there you will no know they have no microwaves in the kitchen so everything is prepared fresh, which can take a bit longer than the traditional chain eatery that opens the bag, dumps the pasta in a bowl and nukes it. First timers, go for it...I suggest everyone order something different then share so you can sample the heat variety of dishes. Last night our table had the Italian Sampler, Port Marsala, Chicken Parm, and my wife had a chicken over pasta that was a killer. Since being sold in January the food has remained high quality. Regarding the comedians, they remain some of the best on tour. One of the changes by the new owners can be seen in added entertainment nights. They used to be dark Sun and Mon. Example: This Nov. they have comedy shows nine straight days form Nov. 17-25. It's a great place to take visitors!

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5  Thank Gid P
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Eric A, General Manager at Visani Restaurant and Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2015

Thank you for the great review Gid. We appreciate it !

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Reviewed 14 November 2015

Went to dinner and show last evening at Visani's. Herbie Gill opened for Mike Armstrong who is a retired cop but lets start with dinner. I had the Chicken Ala Vodka. Not bad but not great. Homemade fresh pasta was the way to go but the chicken was overcooked. My wife had the stuffed shells which was excellent. they make a very good red sauce. Back to the show. Herbie was good but still an opening act. Not polished quite yet but still funny and entertaining. Mike Armstrong was funny as hell. Rated G so not offensive. used life's experiences for his skits so even he had to crack up from time to time. Between good food and a funny show it was worth going. The whole experience, dinner, drinks, 2 act show cost us less than $ 100 for both of us including a 30 % tip to our wait staff. Well worth the experience and we will be back.

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Reviewed 13 November 2015

A group of us went to Visani's for my Husbands Birthday. It was fun! The food was pretty good. My steak was amazing!! The drinks however were not good at all!! The comedian was really funny! Overall it was a fun night out, for sure!!

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Thank James W
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Reviewed 12 November 2015

We have be to Visani many time since they opened 10 years ago. The food is always excellent and their steaks are melt in your mouth perfect. They book first class comedians and musical acts that are really enjoyable.

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Eric A, General Manager at Visani Restaurant and Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2015

Thank you so much for your support and loyalty through the years. It really means so much to all of us that you enjoy Visani so much. Please let us know the next time you are in we would love to thank you in person.

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Reviewed 11 November 2015

This is great entertainment with national comedy entertainment and local musical entertainment in our town at reasonable prices. They offer good comedy, usually Wednesday thru Saturday and then have music Sunday thru Tuesday. They also offer quality tasty food at good prices as part of the experience.
We (party of 5) recently attended a show on a Wednesday night, had a nice Italian dinner and saw a comic with a warm up act. The show was rated R but certainly was not the typical X rated shows that one usually sees at clubs today.
The clud has good seating now matter where you are seated, the servers are excellent, there is a fully stocked bar and parking is free and plentiful. The shows sell out quickly, so sign up for their email and you will be notified early enough to get tickets when you want hem. You can just attend the show but the whole package is reasonable and worth the cost.
Great place for fun and entertainment, something you certainly would not expect in a small town. Go and enjoy.

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Thank Pinkfloyd7
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