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Venetian Theatre & Bistro

Italian, French, Bar, Pub, Bistro
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253 East Main Street, Hillsboro, OR 97123
(503) 693-3953
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Small town, yummy food

Randomly found myself in Hillsboro, and looked for a nice place to have lunch. Stumbled upon the Venetian -- I asked at the bead shop where to have lunch -- and had a really nice lunch in a fascinating restaurant/theater. I had the special, which was excellent but everything looked very tasty as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Randomly found myself in Hillsboro, and looked for a nice place to have lunch. Stumbled upon the Venetian -- I asked at the bead shop where to have lunch -- and had a really nice lunch in a fascinating restaurant/theater. I had the special, which was excellent but everything looked very tasty as I peered at what others were having.... More 

Thank norabora5
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24 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With limited options in Hillsboro, I'll be back, but it's not the perfect place. The ambiance is nice- charming brick, dim lighting. The service is ok- servers are nice, but not super attentive- but not terrible either. The food is good- the burger, Caesar salad and hummus were all good, but not great. The drinks could use fresher, house made... More 

Thank lucydebois
Poipu, Kauai
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in for dinner and because there wasn't a play going on that evening we were able to get a table. I ordered the mushroom ravioli's and my husband had the meatloaf. Best mushroom ravioli's EVER! Simply perfect, and the chopped salad was also very tasty. My husband liked the meatloaf but he felt it was just a tad... More 

Thank msrpoipu
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this dish at the Venetian! Best I've ever had. Nice atmosphere and any dish you get is always fresh. Portions are large and I usually have to get a doggie bag. You won't be disappointed here.

Thank Linda G
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Have never been disappointed in their dinners. Really good menu with good menu selection. I am a vegetarian and they have several choices for me. Love their calzone and also their angel hair pasta with olive oil, garlic, with red peppers flakes. The garlic rolls are also delicious.

Thank Kersey103
Portland, Oregon
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

We love to come to the Venetian once and a while for good food. This place is a little higher priced, but offers great food in the downtown area of Hillsboro. We've also gone to a couple of shows after dinner as the Venetian is the old Town Theater if you grew up in Hillsboro. They have improved it and... More 

Thank Shookster
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108 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Hubby and I totally enjoyed our meal at the Bistro, and ideal to be right where our theater is located. Fortunately it was a summer-quiet evening, although a Saturday night, but we were still glad we had an early reservation, which allowed us excellent street parking. Our server Adam could not have been more helpful with our choices. We landed... More 

Thank luvgr8trvl
Eugene, Oregon
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Awesome food. We had the ravioli, angel hair pasta, and spaghetti with meatballs. All of it was incredible. Also, the garlic rolls are to die for. The dessert tray looked amazing, but we were too full to partake. It was a little noisy and you should probably call ahead for a reservation if going for dinner. We will be going... More 

Thank Simon51862
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99 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

What an elegant place and such a surprise to find in Hillsboro. The food is wonderful and the atmosphere is great. I highly recommend planning a visit. Parking can be a nightmare. The space is not large and would not work well for a large group. A table for 4 should not be a problem. We went during the week... More 

Thank dreamofengland
Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Ok let's face it if you live in PDX metro getting to Hillsboro takes an hour. But , if you arent in a hurry and want a drive this was a nice place. Old school building very high ceilings. The food was very nice. Nothing wrong with it. Casual dining. A little on the noisie side. not a large menu... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 253 East Main Street, Hillsboro, OR 97123
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Hillsboro
  • Phone Number: (503) 693-3953

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, French, Bar, Pub, Bistro


Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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