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Valenti's Allegro Bistro

1740 E Venice Ave, Villa Venecia Plaza, Venice, FL 34292-3192
941-484-1889
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New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We stopped in for lunch and had a wonderful meal. I had the ricotta ravioli. The pasta and sauce were very good. My husband had spaghetti and meatballs-also very good. I'm Italian and have found it rare to enjoy sauce dishes in Italian restaurants, but Valenti's is an exception. Really good, authentic Italian food-at least the two entrees we enjoyed.... More

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Venice, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Nice place to visit locally. Friendly, excellent service, good Italian food. Their specialty is having a jazz night once a week with an open dance floor! (Check for which night as it sometimes changes.) The jazz is first rate as this whole area is filled with older/retired jazz musicians who simply can't put their "axes" down!

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Venice, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I went last night with a couple of my friends to enjoy the Jazz group play, it was my first dining here. Our server was a small Spanish lady, I think her name was Thelma or Delma. FIRST OFF, we ordered our drinks and to my surprise it was happy hour which of course made me very happy! After I... More

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Venice, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Allegro Bistro offers music most nights of the week. If you like jazz, go on Thursdays. I was with friends and we enjoyed Happy Hour prices on our drinks and chose food from the appetizer menu. Portions were generous for apps---shrimp scampi, mussels, salads were all good. I had the crab cake but would not do that again....too fried, dry.... More

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Venice, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We go here frequently for a consistently good pizza and to watch/listen to the live music/entertainment and dancing. It's quite a local hotspot! Of course, the average age is probably 65-80 years old, but it's great to see people out enjoying themselves and living life. Service is always slow, so don't go here if you have less than 1 1/2... More

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Venice, Florida
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Have driven buy dozens of times and finally stopped in the last week of June. The pizza was VERY good....and the way they load it up, 3 toppings is plenty although we went for 5. Good happy hour drink prices and a decent inexpensive house wine. Draft beer was a little on the high side but a good selection of... More

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Beverly hills, fl
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93 reviews 93 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

While visiting my sister for her birthday I asked her to pick a restaurant so that I could take her and four others out for dinner. I am so glad that she picked Valenti's Bistro as we were not disappointed. We were greeted with a warm smile and immeadiately seated. Our waitress Jacki was very friendly and efficent in taking... More

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San Diego, California
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93 reviews 93 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Stopped in while traveling in the area and saw the sign "Bistro" so we thought we would take a chance. There weren't many people there which always makes you wonder if the food is good. We really lucked out, our waitress (I think she was one of the owners) was very helpful since we weren't sure what to have. Finally,... More

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Venice, Florida
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

See above - Nella runs a good restaurant. The jazz band is outstanding! Go and see for yourself!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Top Contributor
174 reviews 174 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Never having been to Allegro Bistro before, we decided to give it a try on one of our last evenings in Venice. Ten minutes or less from downtown, Allegro is in a very attractive strip mall. There is ample parking, ambiance in and out are very nice, we picked the outside sdeating as we knew it was going to be... More

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