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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 - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Romance

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  • 133
    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
Wonderful surprise

My wife, son and I had dinner here on our last night of Spring Break. The service was very friendly but not intrusive. The food was outstanding. It was one of the best meals I've had in a while. Very pleasant setting, reasonably good but not extensive wine list, and great service. I had the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
TexasUtes
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Grapevine, Texas
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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201 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Grapevine, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

My wife, son and I had dinner here on our last night of Spring Break. The service was very friendly but not intrusive. The food was outstanding. It was one of the best meals I've had in a while. Very pleasant setting, reasonably good but not extensive wine list, and great service. I had the duck breast, my son had... More 

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Waco
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

Any restaurant that stays in business for 20 years has to be doing things the right way and the Venetian Hot Plate does just that: great food, good wine, great service (thanks, Paul and Nancy), lovely and gracious owner. Don't let the imagery of "hot plate" fool you. This is fine Italian (mostly) cuisine with Texas gulf coast, think local... More 

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Pearland, Texas
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186 reviews 186 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I visited Venetian Hot Plate for the first time on a business trip to Corpus Christi. We ordered the lump crab with bread as an appetizer and it was really good. I also got the house Caesar salad which was fresh, crisp and delicious. For my dinner I ordered the 14oz. Peppercorn crusted ribeye cooked medium-rare. The steak was excellent... More 

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San Francisco, California
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157 reviews 157 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

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
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 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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133 reviews 133 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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
36 helpful votes 36 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
34 helpful votes 34 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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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?