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Cafe Venice

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Seafood, Tapas, Continental, Wine Bar
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116 W Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285-1929
+1 941-484-1855
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: We are an intimate bistro style restaurant located in the Historic...
We are an intimate bistro style restaurant located in the Historic District of Downtown Venice. Our Menu is Continental with a French and Polynesian flair. Don't let the name fool you-this is not an Italian restaurant. Walk or Bike to local shops and beaches and parks. Outside dining is available. Reservations accepted and walk ins welcome. Separate Lunch and Dinner Menu. Casual Fine Dining and Wine Bar (we do offer a full bar). We are very close to Venice Little Theatre now known as Venice Theatre. We are happy to accommodate all Theatre diners. Restaurant and full service catering are available. Lunch 11:30-3:00 (Mon - Sat),Dinner open at 5 (Mon - Sat),Sunday hours are dinner only (in season only)-call for availability.
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    Excellent
  • 105
    Very good
  • 41
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  • 16
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  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food but could use a little adjustment

A few of us went here for lunch one Wednesday. The service was very slow and the place was quite busy and extremely loud. It seemed one or two persons missed work that day. The food was very good. I had a portobello sandwich and added chicken. The price was a bit expensive for what you get, adding... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
L ook K
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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352 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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South Venice, Florida
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This is my favorite Venice Avenue restaurant, and there are many!! If I want excellent food, either lunch or dinner, I go here. It's a great place to take family when the visit. You will get an excellent meal...alittle upscale (even on prices as well) It's worht it!

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Alabaster, Alabama
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Once again, enjoyed a great dining experience at Cafe Venice. Delicious food and impeccable service. Owner Kay was, as always, on hand to ensure both. Bartender Tom's knowledge of wines is extensive and he was happy to make appropriate suggestions. An added bonus was seeing old friends there...it happens every time. A great place! PS: Try the mussels.

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West Calder, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Went here for lunch one day and really enjoyed our visit the food and the service were excellent well worth a visit.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

A few of us went here for lunch one Wednesday. The service was very slow and the place was quite busy and extremely loud. It seemed one or two persons missed work that day. The food was very good. I had a portobello sandwich and added chicken. The price was a bit expensive for what you get, adding $5 for... More 

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Venice, Florida, United States
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Lunch time in Venice is best at Cafe Venice. Don't miss the fish tacos. Has a nice bar and outdoor seating. Spinach salad with salmon is a real treat.

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kay k, Owner at Cafe Venice, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us for lunch! If you love our Fish Tacos, you can get them every Wednesday evening outside or at the bar. They are one of our favorites too!! More 

Lihue
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111 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We stopped in for lunch while walking in the area. There is outside dining besides in the restaurant. We had a very friendly welcome and were seated right away. It was clean and comfortable inside. The menu had plenty of selections to chose from. Our waitress was very friendly and we fun talking with her. The food is decent. My... More 

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Northville, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Always our favorite when in Venice. Like being a member of the family. Beautiful bar area, dining area or outside seating.

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259 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

One of the dining icons of Venice, Cafe Venice is nicely situated on a very busy West Venice Avenue, there is plenty of parking about a 2 minute walk away at a public lot, the food is very good, ambiance wonderful and service for lunch was outstanding. We went during the very busy lunch period and were lucky enough to... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

Cafe Venice is a wonderful choice for excellent food choices and comfortable seating options inside and out. The servers are very attentive without "hovering". A great destination when strolling downtown Venice. You won't be disappointed!

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Englewood, Florida
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227 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 293 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

A good friend was kind enough to treat me here to lunch - I had never been - and I was surprised that it was located in the exact place where an Insurance Office used to be, and over 20 years ago I had worked there as secretary. Oh well, just a personal observation. The place is lovely renovated and... More 

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kay k, Owner at Cafe Venice, responded to this review

Thank you kindly for the kind words! We offer locals a lunch program in the summer months called the Lunch Bunch. Buy 5 lunches and your 6th one is Free! Come back, sign up and try something new. We have daily specials and signature fish tacos every Friday! More 

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Additional Information about Cafe Venice

Address: 116 W Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285-1929
Phone Number: +1 941-484-1855
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 18 - 33
Cuisine: Seafood, Tapas, Continental, Wine Bar

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 116 W Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285-1929
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 941-484-1855

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 33
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Tapas, Continental, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients

Description

We are an intimate bistro style restaurant located in the Historic District of Downtown Venice. Our Menu is Continental with a French and Polynesian flair. Don't let the name fool you-this is not an Italian restaurant. Walk or Bike to local shops and beaches and parks. Outside dining is available. Reservations accepted and walk ins welcome. Separate Lunch and Dinner Menu. Casual Fine Dining and Wine Bar (we do offer a full bar). We are very close to Venice Little Theatre now known as Venice Theatre. We are happy to accommodate all Theatre diners. Restaurant and full service catering are available. Lunch 11:30-3:00 (Mon - Sat),Dinner open at 5 (Mon - Sat),Sunday hours are dinner only (in season only)-call for availability.
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?