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Cafe Venice

116 W Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285-1929
+1 941-484-1855
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Ranked #15 of 202 restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $18 - $33
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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Venice, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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

Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

I have no problem with this place. But what low class, bush league service. Me to airhead bouncer: Hey man, my phone died. Can you help out with a cab? Idiot bouncer: Hey man just call for a taxi. So "I went to the bar: Hey my phone died, can you call me a cab?Answer: We're really busy, ask another... More

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

I'm sorry for your experience, however I'm not sure you have reviewed the correct establishment. We are a restaurant...not a bar...and we have no bouncers.....there are a couple of other bars on the same street as us, but I only know of one with a bouncer (unless it was an acting manager) or some other person. I hope you will... More

Venice, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

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
4 helpful votes 4 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

Sarasota, Florida, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Staff were very attentive and friendly. Lunch time menu had something for everyone to enjoy. Atmosphere was great. Just what you need to chill out and watch the world go by.

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

Thank you for your kind review. We are lucky to have such friendly staff (we are all like family here), and are delighted that you enjoyed your lunch our quaint atmosphere. We hope to see you on your next visit to Venice..and thanks again for taking the time to review us-we love to hear your thoughts! Cheers, Michelle L-PR/Catering/Events More

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

Food is excellent, service is great, and I love the people. Food comes out fast and it tastes great. I ordered the chicken BLT with Caesar salad and it was top notch. Try it out! Highly recommended.

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

Thank you, kindly for your review! MMMM...our chicken BLT is delicious with the sweet chili mayo. It is always the buss staff's favorite lunch too! Come back and try a Chicken Caprese sandwich made with Pesto. :) More

Venice
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

Love Cafe Venice! One of my favorite restaurants :) Great food, great people, It feels like you are at a family members house. My mom and I go to Cafe Venice every time we go out for lunch or Dinner. We even go for holidays and birthdays :)

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

Aw! Thanks for the lovely review! You are making us blush! We try very hard to make our restaurant feel like home to our guests. We love to make everyone's celebrations special. It makes it all worth it for us! See you soon! Check us out on Facebook for updates and specials! More

Nokomis, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Staff friendly, restaurant clean. Food is amazing and it is always prepared the same way every time you visit. Never not satisfied. Love Love this place.

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

Thanks for your nice words! Hope to meet you on your next visit...do say hello and introduce yourself! Cheers, Michelle L-PR/Catering/Event More

florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I finally had the chance to eat at Cafe Panini. The pizza is fabulous. So are the panini's (we split our meal). The salad looked terrific. We don't drink wine, but from the looks of things, there is a good selection. Cafe Panini is small, but there is additional seating outside (bring your dog)! We sill definitely be returning- soon.

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

Thanks for taking the time to write a review...I will have to let the staff know at Cafe Panini that you loved everything they offered...but I think you hit the wrong restaurant button when you did your review...since we are Cafe Venice and just up the street a little ways. (We don't have pizza or paninis on our menu)...but I'll... More

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