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All 73 Port Aransas Restaurants

Venetian Hot Plate

232 Beach St, Port Aransas, TX 78373
361-749-7617
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Ranked #4 of 73 Restaurants in Port Aransas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Oxford, Pennsylvania
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121 reviews 121 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We were looking for  a nice restaurant for our 28th anniversary dinner while in Port Aransas and the Venetian Hot Plate seemed to be just right.   It was our special night so we, of course went overboard and had a great meal,   We ordered the Scaloppine ai Carciofi– Veal scaloppini finished with a sun-dried tomato, mushroom and artichoke... More 

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Eureka Springs, Arkansas
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64 reviews 64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We are "winter Texans" and enjoyed dinner at this Italian restaurant so looked it up again. We were not disappointed! I had breast of duck done in a mustard honey glaze and it was incredibly good...generous slices of breast meat, no bones to deal with, and an exquisite sauce. My dinner partner had Spaghetti Carbonara and he said it was... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

My wife and I have eaten here several times and we always love it! We prefer to dine in the ambiance of the bar. The owner is very friendly and dedicated to great food and attentive service. She sat by us one night and ordered the mussels, so we also ordered them. They are absolutely delicious, even if you think... More 

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Kingston, Pennsylvania
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87 reviews 87 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I had dinner here while visiting Port Aransas because the owner is from Venice, Italy and we love authentic Italian food. We were not disappointed, great wines and the food was wonderful. The staff and owner were also great. After dinner we had a glass of wine and chatted with the owner for about an hour, wonderful... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Sorry to hear about your bad experience in September. If it helps, please be aware that owner had family emergency in Italy. We have been customers since 2003, and have experienced good food and service.

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Houston, Texas
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185 reviews 185 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

My pasta dish was very good, with cooked tuna. But the others at my table had the snapper, and it was just average. This is one of the hardest places to get in with reservations, yet I say there are two or three better places in town, so check out Brand X. Oh, and the service was below average, even... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

It was pleasure from top to the bottom. Awesome food... I ordered lamb... Awesome service!!!! Great pallet of spices and meals all through it.... I recommend it a lot...

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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

My second visit. Drove from Corpus to try again. I was not disappointed. Flounder was fresh and cooked perfectly. The grilled romaine salad was a nice surprise. Worth the effort to get there.

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Austin, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I went to this restaurant on my own a bit early, had a corner table and watched it gradually fill on a Tuesday night. I saw mostly older people with refined tastes, ordering their wine and food carefully. The restaurant is old school and reminded me of a fine restaurant in the ’50s. The food was wonderful from start to... More 

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San Angelo, Texas
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189 reviews 189 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We finally planned ahead and pre- ordered the Saturdsy night Lasagna. Was it great! We had a side of their fabulous marinara sauce that we soaked up with their terrific bread. We also had the whole leaf Cesar salad which has the best dressing. Service always good and reservations are usually needed. Enjoy!

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Additional Information about Venetian Hot Plate

Address: 232 Beach St, Port Aransas, TX 78373
Phone Number: 361-749-7617
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Port Aransas
Open Hours:
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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