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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
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 145
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 9
    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
Good Food & Nice Wait staff

This is a very busy place as most places in Port Aransas are. I made reservations a day ahead and still sat at the bar. Our table was off to the side so it was nice and cool and for the most part comfortable. The food: The Misto Mare was the best ever! It had a combination of mussels... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
Abird376
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Austin, Texas
Good for:
  • Romantic
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Austin, Texas
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is a very busy place as most places in Port Aransas are. I made reservations a day ahead and still sat at the bar. Our table was off to the side so it was nice and cool and for the most part comfortable. The food: The Misto Mare was the best ever! It had a combination of mussels, shrimp,... More 

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Port Aransas, Texas
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I live here and have been to this restaurant many times. The food is phenomenal, the owner/ manager is very attentive, staff is knowledgeable and attentive. Even though food is mostly Northern Italian, you also have a choice of a great ribeye. Not a good place to take kids. Make reservations during high peak time.....

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Pearblossom, California
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I feel the food was pretty good and expected to pay this considering the location. I realize this review should be about the food, which was tasty, but I have to comment on the staff. The restaurant is small with an intimate feel and as such conversations should be at a lower level. However, there was a group of 6... More 

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Waco, Texas
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Very good food, pasta and seafood. It is Very expensive most meals in the 25 dollar and UP range. Best to make reservations.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We had a reservation for 3 at 5pm and we had a great experience. We took our 5 year old and she loved the food as well. Our waitress was awesome. I cannot remember her name now but she did a fantastic job! We will be back for sure.

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Lake Jackson, Texas
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We enjoyed a superbly prepared meal and perfect service when we dined at Venetian Hot Plate, while vacationing in Port Aransas. Definitely not your run of the mill tourist food. Excellent wine selections and incredibly fresh seafood, pastas, salads, etc. We will definitely recommend this restaurant to everyone!!

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Dallas
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40 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We really enjoyed our dinner. There were 10 of us from 6-72 yrs. The food was very good. We loved the mussels and ceasar salad. Every entree was great. I was a little surprised at the bill when it arrived. We spent $470 in Port Aransas. The night before we had a great Mexican dinner with 10 people and it... More 

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Victoria, Texas
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We made reservations and it was a good idea. Good service and menu. Keith had the pesca which he said was terrific. I had the beef medallions with the gorganzola sauce and roasted potatoes. Divine! Generous portions and good presentation. The bread and olive oil balsamic dipping sauce was great. Even better was the lemon ginger creme brulee. Parking is... More 

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Port Aransas, Texas
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

When we are lucky enough to be back in Port A, we never miss the opportunity to check in on our precious Linda and her wonderful staff for the best dining in the area. Reservations are a MUST and we are very appreciative that they are offered and promptly executed upon arrival. The Italian fare is so inventive and wonderful,... More 

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humble tx
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Wonderful little place with great rib eye steak. Veal was cooked perfect. Served in a elegant setting. Service was top notch and no details overlooked. Will be a returning soon

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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 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?