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Cafe Venice

116 W Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285-1929
+1 941-484-1855
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Ranked #13 of 202 restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $18 - $33
Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood, Tapas, Continental, Wine Bar
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: We are an intimate bistro style restaurant located in the Historic District of Downtown Venice with a Continental Menu with a 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 offer beer & wine only). We are very close to Venice Little Theatre now known as Venice Theatre and are happy to accommodate all Theatre diners. Restaurant and full service catering are available. Lunch 11:30-2:30 (Mon Thru Sat)Dinner open at 5 (Mon Thru Sat)Sunday hours are dinner only in season only-call for availability.
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Orlando, Florida, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

WONDERFUL FOOD AND EATING EXPERIECE ,the best food and nicest service in the area , for florida, hada great meal at reasonable price , my guests loved it

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Our disappointment was in the category of 'customer service". Why would a place of business accept Visa credit cards but not a Visa gift card? Food was average but because they did not accept our gift card we were disappointed and would not go back.

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kay k, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Venice, responded to this review

Jean S. I am very sorry you experienced a problem with your Visa gift card. I'm sure most would agree that they should be able to be used everywhere, but I have experienced many with the same dilemma where they cannot be used in a restaurant as well as a gas station. It's actually not our service that does this..it's... More

Venice, Florida, United States
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I can't say enough amazing things about this place! Amazing food, always great, fast service! Salads and sandwiches for lunch are so delicious and fresh! This is my first choice every time for lunch!

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kay k, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Venice, responded to this review

Samantha S-Many many thanks for taking the time to write about us here on this site! So glad that you are finding the sandwiches and salads great...and make sure that you joined the Lunch Bunch...for all of our summer guests buy 5 lunches get the 6th one free. If you haven't already, make sure you ask your server to start... More

Venice
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

I received a gift certificate from my daughter and grand kids so, Carol and I finally found a night to visit Cafe Venice. I have been in Venice for 6 years, Carol over 30 years and never tried this gem of a restaurant. Believe me when I say that we will be regular customers from now on. First, Michelle our... More

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kay k, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Venice, responded to this review

I'm delighted that you were finally able to come in and dine with us....don't be a stranger to our little cafe any longer! Awwww shucks! Thanks for the great kudos..I'm glad to have been able to guide you with your dining experience, and even happier that you enjoyed your meals! I do hope to see you again very soon, and... More

Wallingford, CT
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We live in Venice during the winter and we always enjoy going to this restaurant. We happened to be in town this week, and stopped by for something to eat. I had the crab cakes which had large chunks of crab, and the vegetables and condiments were perfect compliments to the crab. My husband loves to order the duck. The... More

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kay k, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Venice, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice review! I'm glad I could help make your "Welcome Home"experience a good one and we do hope to see you often now that you're back in town! Remember...something casual, or a little heartier is available.....and we always take dinner reservations too! So....Welcome Home...and we'll look forward to seeing you soon! Thanks again and Cheers! Michelle L-PR/Catering/Events More

Venice, Florida
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I try not to miss the summer wine tastings which are always a great treat. This one was special as it was the first prepared by Cafe Venice's new chef. Kate has once again found a wonderful talent. Along with some great wines from Sivas-Sonoma we enjoyed a sampling of Joel's talents beginning with a diver scallops with peach pistou,... More

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kay k, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Venice, responded to this review

So glad you were able to make it to the wine dinner! And of course we love it that you join us again and again! We have so much passion in creating something special for you, and it's always a great feeling when we know our passion has come across to each one of our guests! We couldn't do it... More

Venice, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The attention to detail for the food, the friendliness of the staff, and the overall atmosphere makes this our favorite restaurant in Venice. Cafe Venice has a great selection of food and wine. You will enjoy you dining experience!

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kay k, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Venice, responded to this review

Kim T--Glad to know that our passion for what we do has been extended to you and you noticed! It makes us feel so special to have that all noticed and recognized...and we thank you for the time in writing up a review for us...Looking forward to having you join us again real soon! Make sure you stop in for... More

Venice, Florida
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

My husband and I ate at Café Venice for the first time last week. Husband had the pulled pork on ciabatta which he enjoyed along with crispy and hot fries. I had the crab cake on ciabatta, which was very tasty. Dee took our order. She was cheery and pleasant to talk with. The service was efficient, prices reasonable, atmosphere... More

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kay k, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Venice, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words! We are thrilled that you finally checked out our little place and enjoyed the food so much. I'll be sure and tell Dee that you sang her praises...and we hope to see you on your next visit with us. Be sure and check us out for dinner too! Cheers, Michelle L-PR/Catering/Events More

Asheville, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

As you walk around Venice FL, you will find many restaurants along the way. There is an overwhelming amount of choices in the area. Here is the deal, don't waist your time somewhere else. This restaurant is a must visit, The atmosphere is casual yet gives you the ability to dress in a nice casual attire. White table clothes line... More

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kay k, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Venice, responded to this review

WOW! Shucks....thanks so much for the great review and kind words...we really do try our best to ensure each of our guests have a pleasurable experience and of course enjoys the food! Glad to have you try our little place and will look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Venice! Grilled Romaine Heart salad continues to be... More

Venice, Florida
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We stopped there for lunch during a steet fair. The food was delicious and our waitress was friendly and effective.

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kay k, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Venice, responded to this review

Well Thanks for stopping by and we're glad you have found us...make sure and introduce yourself next time you're in for lunch-and don't forget to sign up for our Local Lunch Bunch (special offers that we do over the summer months)...Hopefully you'll be able to check us out for dinner too! Looking forward to meeting you on your next visit... More

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