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Venetian Hot Plate

232 Beach St, Port Aransas, TX 78373
361-749-7617
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Ranked #5 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
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English first
Austin, Texas
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

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
68 helpful votes 68 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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Austin, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Made reservations in advance, we were greeted and seated immediately. The food was perfect. I had the Pepper Crusted Rib eye done to perfection. We were not rushed and were able to truly enjoy our experience

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texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We look forward to eating at VHP every summer when we go to Port A for vacation. They did not disappoint! The staff was very friendly and accommodating. Love, love, love the grilled romaine salad. My only gripe is that when you order a specialty salad, you get charged the full price. The meals come with a house salad so... More

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austin, tx
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I had the Grouper with Fredericksburg peaches, caesar salad and wife had shrimp gamberetti limone. Fine wine selection. I will return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Amazing home style pasta AND service! Make reservations if you don't want to wait an hour...but it is worth the wait! The seafood "misto mare" was incredible and the best we've ever tasted. We come here every summer and look forward to our pasta fix! Servers were very attentive.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This is one of our favorite places to celebrate special occassions! The food is always devine, and the relaxed atmosphere is very comfortable. Service is also exception-- finally somewhere with trained and experienced staff! Really, you can't go wrong with anything on the menu, but their steaks are some of the very best I have ever had at a restaurant.... More

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mpulich, Manager at Venetian Hot Plate, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a glowing review. We agree that you don't have to be in a big city to get quality food and service. And we look forward to seeing you again the next time you come to the island. Grazie Mille. More

Florence, OR
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Very nice menu, great service. Ceasar salad with shrimp and scallops was awesome, but the scallopini with dried tomato, artichoke and mushroom cream sauce was amazing. Ordered a glass of wine and it was not quite right - replaced with another with no issues. Highly recommend

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mpulich, Manager at Venetian Hot Plate, responded to this review

Thank you banjowine for taking the time to write a review about your experience at the Venetian. I am glad we you enjoyed your meal and our service. WE hope to see you again. Cheers and happy dining. Chef Mark More

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