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Venetian Hot Plate

232 Beach St, Port Aransas, TX 78373
361-749-7617
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Ranked #3 of 70 restaurants in Port Aransas
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
Sparks, Nevada
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Eating at the Venetian Hot Plate is a dinning experience. It is by far the best restaurant in Port Aransas. The food and service is excellent. Great menu, food and service. Lovely atmosphere for any special occasion. This is the kind of dinning you would expect from a high end exclusive restaurant. Reservations are recommended. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Amazing food! From the Crab Crostini to the Steak Gorgonzola, it was sheer perfection. Grilled Romaine salad good too. I would have to say this is the best food in Port A. Jamie was our waiter and gave us exceptional service as well. I will be back!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

My husband and I have eaten here twice. The first time was fairly good, so we went back. It was horrible....lousy food...The kitchen had a bad night and we spent $70. Tonight we stopped in at 8:30 and after standing at the bar for 20 minutes were rudely dismissed. I quote "If you don't have a reservation we have nothing... More

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Trinidad, Colorado
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

A quality dining experience in Port Aransas. Good service, and great food. My wife and I had the crab cake appetizer, and Italian entrees that were delicious. Generous portions made for a nice lunch the next day.

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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Our family went to this restaurant for an anniversary celebration. Food and service was excellent. Great selection and rapid delivery for a group of 10 adults and 2 children. We will return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

The service was great and the food was even better. We had the spinach salad and tortellini. Both of which were vegetarian, minus prosciutto on the salad, and reasonably priced. Make a reservation though, because it seems to be fully booked all the time.

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Port Aransas, Texas
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

One of Port Aransas best restaurants. Sublime Italian dishes coupled with magnificent American cuisine! A must to try on the island!

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Fayetteville, Tennessee
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7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

A group of us went to the Venetian Hot Plate at the recommendation of several friends. We ordered a great variety of menu items. I started with the polenta-based appetizer. It was superb! My Caesar salad was equally impressive. My pasta was exquisite, perfectly cooked in a creamy tomato sauce. Unfortunately, as the restaurant filled up (It was a Friday... More

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McAllen, Texas
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26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

The Caesar salad was excellent. The filet mignon was excellent. The seasoning on the rack of lamb was great, but there was excess fat left on the lamb that took away from the overall taste. Wanted to celebrate a birthday, however, the restuarant will not give a complimentary dessert., only a candle , if you order a dessert.

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110 reviews 110 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Always an amazing food experience with wonderful Linda at the helm. We tried both veal dishes and were delighted! The Cesar salad is a treat..whole romaine leaves with great dressing and anchovies. They have an expansive menu and everything is very fresh. I only wish they would vary the mushroom cut potatoes....maybe mash them slightly for a change??Love the garlic... More

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