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Bistro Venitien

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Pizza, Pasta
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26 Rue Gras | Au Pied de la Cathedrale, 63000 Clermont-Ferrand, France
0473312737
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good value in a good restaurant

We stumbled across this restaurant while we were exploring the old part of Clermont-Ferrand. It is situated near the Cathedral in a good street. We were only in C-F for 1 night, and popped in for a visit. We arrived fairly early but there were a few diners in the restaurant already. Our waitress... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2013
Sue B
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Honiton, United Kingdom
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Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

My wife and I stayed in Clermont-Ferrand overnight on a journey to the South Of France. We went for a wander around the city in the evening and were drawn to the huge and imposing cathedral. The mostly pedestrianised road down from the cathedral entrance has a number of restaurants with pavement tables. We chose this one and what a... More 

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Greenville, SC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The title says it all. This was our second visit to Bistro Venitien in Clermont-Ferrand. This time we were seated upstairs in a beautifully decorated room, very Venetian and very cozy. We enjoyed a tray of excellent olives, tapenade, followed by an excellent salad of fresh greens, an enormous pizza for my husband and the excellent pasta Noix St. Jacques... More 

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Wantage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I say Little Gem because from the outside and just inside the door it looks small; but once inside there are two upper floors all with plenty of room. It is very clean and tidy,the staff are exceptionally friendly, serving a variety of Italian food all very reasonably priced. A restaurant I will certainly visit again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Walking round on a Saturday evening wondering where to eat in a town you don't know can be pretty frustrating. Hungry after a long drive south our first choice was fully booked so we walked round the corner and found this bistro. It was packed but the staff cleared and quickly laid a table. Entrecôte on a bed of pasta... More 

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Greenville, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

While visiting our family in Clermont, my husband and I, along with our daughter and granddaughter, stopped for lunch here after a long morning of walking and shopping. The bistro is very attractive and cozy, especially on a cold winter afternoon, with, of course, Venetian décor. We had pasta w/coquilles Saint Jacques. Absolutely delicious! The scallops were perfectly prepared, sweet... More 

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Honiton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

We stumbled across this restaurant while we were exploring the old part of Clermont-Ferrand. It is situated near the Cathedral in a good street. We were only in C-F for 1 night, and popped in for a visit. We arrived fairly early but there were a few diners in the restaurant already. Our waitress spoke excellent English and was very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

We found this restaurant through trip advisor and the reviews were correct. It is beautifully located near the cathedral and had a fantastic balance of good food, friendliness, service and value. It is essentially Italian food but sometimes with a twist. Still somewhat cheaper than a lot of other local restaurants I found.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013 via mobile

We ate here two times I had the house lasagna both times. Both times the lasagna was excellent! Service varied, one time the service was very good the next time the service was average to below-average. The atmosphere was comfortable and friendly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012 via mobile

Reluctant to serve us towards closing time, but when we were seated the service and food were great. Really good pizza!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 26 Rue Gras | Au Pied de la Cathedrale, 63000 Clermont-Ferrand, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Auvergne  >  Puy-de-Dome  >  Clermont-Ferrand
  • Phone Number: 0473312737

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, Pasta

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