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Venice Cafe Restorante

20 Lower Abbeygate Street, Galway, Ireland
091-530751
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Ranked #22 of 345 Restaurants in Galway
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We as a small family three of us had lunch here on the 21st August 2014. The meal was excellent and so was the service and the cost. Would definitely recommend this place.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

How pleasant it was to find Venice on a quant little street in busy Galway. Didn't even notice the Tripadvisor sign in the window but that almost all the tables were taken. The pasta was al dente and the sauce made it delish. The bread was the best I had in all of Ireland which explains why so many people... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This was a great find tucked away in a side street in Galway city centre. The food was lovely. The pepperoni pizza in particular was fantastic. It's a small place though and there are only a handful of tables. We were lucky and managed to get the last table, but I think on most occasions you would need a reservation... More

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Lakeside, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We were having drinks at a local bar and asked if they could recommend good Italian food restaurant. They recommended the Venice Italian Restaurant. If you love Italian food this is the place. The food & service is wonderful! My husband ordered the spaghetti and I ordered the special which included shrimp and asparagus. Everything was more than expected.

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Waterford, Waterford, Ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We love Italian food, so when we happened to be passing this unassuming but welcoming frontage we went straight in. Authentic, friendly, accommodating, speedy yet un-rushed service, the best pizza we have had outside Sicily. My wife thoroughly enjoyed her Caesar Salad too. Don't look any further if you want Italian in Galway.

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Ottawa, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This restaurant is a bit off the beaten path in Galway. After we walked by it, we checked it out on Trip Advisor where the reviews were very encouraging. It lived up to its reputation. It is small and cosy. We sat next to a couple from New Zealand who got the last seats in the house and proved to... More

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Navan, Ireland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Was out in Galway looking for somewhere to eat and seen the bored man standing in the middle of the street with the billboard hung around his neck and my daughter decided she wanted Italian food. Walked a short distance to a small quiet Italian restaurant hidden away from the main hustle and bustle of Galway itself. Looked at the... More

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

Great atmosphere and delicious food for a good price! I ordered the Bolognese and it rocked! My friends had the pizza which was also really good!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is a small restaurant, about 25 seats. Reservations needed. We saw many turned away during the two hours we were there. The food is robust and full flavored. The portions are very large and suitable for sharing. The bruschetta was excellent and very interesting because it was made from pizza dough. Extensive wine list. Attentive staff. While intimate because... More

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

used this restaurant every time we visit Galway, food is basic but nice, all the family enjoy the food

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