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Venetian Hot Plate

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232 Beach St, Port Aransas, TX 78373
361-749-7617
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance

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Visitor rating
  • 130
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Really good food, lots of options for vegetarians

Going to Texas as a vegetarian is always fraught with peril. There are not a lot of options in this town for food and I must say this place was fabulous. Good wine list. They modified many of their menu options to help us avoid the meat in the dish, the staff was helpful and kind. Great place!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
ReginaPhelps
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San Francisco, California
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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198 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
157 reviews 157 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Going to Texas as a vegetarian is always fraught with peril. There are not a lot of options in this town for food and I must say this place was fabulous. Good wine list. They modified many of their menu options to help us avoid the meat in the dish, the staff was helpful and kind. Great place!

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Nosara, Costa Rica
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

The Venetian Hot Plate is without doubt the finest place to dine in Port Aransas, perhaps on the entire Texas gulf coast. Linda is the owner and is an Italian transplant from near Venice. Her attention to detail and food quality is only surpassed by her warm and genuine reception of the restaurant guests. I have never been disappointed by... More 

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Port Aransas, United States
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

My wife and I live and Port A and this is our favorite restaurant. Food is always fresh and excellent tasting. Kika is our normal waitress and she does a fantastic job all the way around including excellent service and wine recommendations. We always bring friends and family here when they visit Port A. It is best to make reservations.

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Oxford, Pennsylvania
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132 reviews 132 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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
34 helpful votes 34 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
32 helpful votes 32 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
Top Contributor
185 reviews 185 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
187 helpful votes 187 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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Senior Reviewer
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 232 Beach St, Port Aransas, TX 78373
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Port Aransas
  • Phone Number: 361-749-7617

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?