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The Venetian Grille

128 West Main Street, Somerville, NJ
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Ranked #50 of 65 restaurants in Somerville
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Bridgewater, New Jersey
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77 reviews 77 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

We only came because of a food voucher from restaurants.com, and we spent a good deal more than necessary to use the voucher. The three of us ordered scallops in a spicy diablo sauce, walnut-crusted chicken with sweet potatoes, and a chicken dish with pasta and sausage. For an appetizer we had the acclaimed fried calamari, which did not disappoint.... More

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North Plainfield, New Jersey
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52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013 via mobile

We went as a couple with an 8 year old for a late lunch because of a restaurant.com certificate. We ordered the eggplant as an appetizer which was very good. I had the cavatelli and broccoli which was good but a lot of garlic and something added that made the sauce thick? Our boy had ravioli which he liked. My... More

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Northeast
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

The staff is nice and the food is very good but the service is very bad. Dinner for two people took over an hour and a half. There were no servers that were accountable for the tables so it was pure luck that we actually got served any food at all. During our dinner we saw 3 separate tables walk... More

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Somerville, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

good selection of food, wine and dessert. The service was great!! I would definitely go back. Tip- half off deal on restaurant.com.

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Somerset, New Jersey
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61 reviews 61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

We went to the Venetian Grill because we had a restaurant.com coupon and it was located between our friends and us. We went on the coldest night so far this winter - and when we got there it seemed like it was almost as cold inside the restaurant as it was outside! Plus, we were the only patrons in this... More

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Plainfield, New Jersey
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84 reviews 84 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

Went to this place on a dinner date with someone I just met, but the service was quick and the prices were ok, but our focus was more on eachother.

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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115 reviews 115 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. For starters the bread and the dipping oil were wonderful! The fried calamari was tender, crispy and plentiful. We ordered rigatoni with eggplant and mozzarella which we just loved. Also very good was a chicken dish with onions, mushroom and peppers. Very pleasant atmosphere. Definitely worth a return visit.

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Basking Ridge, New Jersey, United States
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138 reviews 138 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

We decided to try this restaurant in Somerville, because our other choice was closed on Sunday. We called, and they suggested making a reservation, so we set one up at 7:30 pm. When we arrived, out of 60 tables, we were the only ones in the ENTIRE restaurant. Something seemed off. The decor was nice, with beautiful murals painted on... More

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Somerville, New Jersey
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

We had a $25 gift certificate and took our family of 5 to enjoy a dinner. We were offered the pizzeria menu to also choose from (probably for the kids). There was absolutely no mention of any surcharge. Upon getting our bill, there was a $13 surcharge. When we questioned it, we were then told it was for the use... More

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nj
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89 reviews 89 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

We have eaten here several times but there are never more than a few patrons dining . We have used coupons each time so the cost is moderate and the food has never disappointed but there is something about sitting in a nearly empty restaurant that detracts from the enjoyment of an evening out. Too bad, we would go back... More

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