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Venetian Hot Plate

232 Beach St, Port Aransas, TX 78373
361-749-7617
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Ranked #7 of 72 restaurants in Port Aransas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

We have been eating here since it opened about 20 years ago and they consistently serve great food and value for money. The service is excellent and personal. The menu is not extensive and does not change much from year to year but they always offer an array of creative specials. The wine list is not extensive but they have... More

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Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas, United States
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

For several years, this has been our favorite restaurant in Port A. We went there on Friday Aug 8th to celebrate my daughter's 47th B-day. We were surprised to find that the wait staff no longer has to dress professionally. They were in shorts and T-shirts. Our waitress was wearing yoga pants & a t-shirt. I had the veal and... More

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Austin, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Always a pleasure to return to the VHP. The menu has been parred down a little and the prices are slightly higher than last year, but the quality is still present and the dining experience is grand. It will remain on my must do list. Reservations a must, not recommended to children under 12.

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Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

A lady at the condo were we stayed told us about this place. We ate there the last night of our trip to PA. It was be far the best place we ate(we ate out 6 times). The food was wonderful as was our waiter!

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Floresville, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

My husband and I ate here last night. It was amazing! Very busy and we walked in with no reservation but they quickly got us on the list and some wine while we waited! Only took about 10 minutes and we were seated. The food was amazing and so was the service. Definitely will be back! And will make a... More

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Lubbock, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We were thrilled with the Amberjack, Scallops & pasta, even my 13 year old son was happy. Tiramisu & cream brûlée for dessert were also excellent.

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Austin, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This was my third visit to Venetian Hot Plate in the last 5 years. Food and service were not as good during this visit as previous visits. The waiter essentially vanished once our main courses arrived at the table. The suggested tip was 20% based on the tax included amount. This irks me. I don't feel the need to tip... More

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Leander
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We have frequented Port A for many years and we know the village well. We most often embrace the fun of beach bbq'ing, but since this trip was business we decided to treat ourselves to someone else's cooking and were very pleased with this treasure of a food experience. Venetian Hot Plate has been a long term staple on the... More

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Fort Worth Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Our first time here. Reservations recommended. Upscale Italian food with wonderful seafood selections on the daily specials. I would have given it 5 stars but two of the entrees, the snapper, was really tough. They couldn't eat it, but the waitress took it off our bill. Everything else on their plate was devoured. The grilled lettuce salad was delicious!

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san antonio
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93 reviews 93 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Recently had dinner with several couples. Restaurant packed but noise not really a problem. Waiter a bit awkward trying to upsell from the start. Ordered wine, appetizers and entrees. All food tasted great but portions smaller than expected for $30+ entree. One noted exception was the lasagna. It was huge and looked delicious. Have a policy of only one bill... More

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