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Cafe Venice

116 W Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285-1929
+1 941-484-1855
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Ranked #19 of 201 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $18 - $33
Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 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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Sarasota, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We held a bridal shower here and it was a WONDERFUL event! From the first contact, they were very organized and eager to make our event great. They offered us a variety of gourmet menu choices at an awesome price point. The restaurant was the perfect setting looking so elegant. They opened early just for us so we could have... More

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Sarasota
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

After being turned away by a restaurant that was hosting a special event (my phoned in reservation went to voice mail and they could not reach me in time to change my plans) I was lucky enough to find a nearby worthy gem. The ambience and decor were very good. The menu was just large enough to offer both of... More

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Plymouth, New Hampshire
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110 reviews 110 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
257 helpful votes 257 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We wanted to try some new dining venues in town and selected the Cafe Venice. We were greeted promptly at the door with a welcoming smile. It was a Tuesday night and the diningroom was quite busy. (They do offer sidewalk tables too.) Our waitress came immediately to the table and returned a few times until we were ready to... More

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Nokomis, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We loved this place for years and the past three times we visited the food has not been good. I use to have to wait and now from across the street I don't see much action.

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

But the wine and music was great when we stopped there after dinner somewhere else. Female bartender was engaging & educating, SAM played the guitar and we were sad when he stopped. Plan to go back for dinner soon and will keep you posted on that!

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Venice, Florida, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Excellent service and friendly! Good,well prepared meals, on the pricie side (al a cart) but worth it, so so atmosphere, overall an 8!

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Venice, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

great place for lunch or dinner. First time i ever had grilled romaine lettuce and it was wonderful and very tasty, 2 could share for an starter.The stuffed portabella is also delicious. Big selection for lunch and Dinner offers a different selection. Pork dishes are good as well as the seafood. Only drawback is you can only get iced tea... More

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kay k, Front Office Manager at Cafe Venice, responded to this review

Thanks for your response. Very glad you enjoyed your meal. Good news is that Cafe Venice has been approved for a full bar so come back and visit us soon for your favorite cocktail. More

Venice, Florida
Top Contributor
249 reviews 249 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Cafe Venice is the "Best of Venice" but Venice isn't known for fine dining...There a several good restaurants...Robbi's Reef, Cassariano, Crow's Nest, etc. but one has to travel a few miles up the coast to Michael's or Roesslers in Sarasota if one wants fine dining. We live in Venice and like to go to the Cafe Venice during the off... More

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Cincinnati
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

After a morning of shopping we stopped next door for lunch. Had AA fabulous grilled chicken wrap. The food was definitely good but what set this apart was the amazing service. Attentive, friendly and prompt.

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Venice, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This restaurant has great potential. The atmosphere is very cordial and service oriented. I have eaten here for dinner and it was delicious. But then I came for lunch. The salad served was not very appetizing.The lettuce was brown...

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

To Retired 435, Thank you for your feedback. Although we are delighted that you have enjoyed your dinner service with us, I was sad to hear that you were not happy with your salad selection for lunch. If at any time you wish to address more specific concerns with a real person, please don't hesitate to contact me directly so... 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 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 18 - 33
Cuisine: Seafood, Tapas, Continental, Wine Bar

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