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3663 Voltaire St, San Diego, CA 92106 (Point Loma)
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Ranked #627 of 4,125 Restaurants in San Diego
Price range: $5 - $22
Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Pizza & Pasta, Sandwiches
Neighborhood: Point Loma
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Chatsworth Blvd.
Description: The Venetian’s award-winning Italian cuisine (including what critics call some of San Diego’s best pizza), relaxed setting and casual atmosphere have earned generations of fans since Vince Giacalone first welcomed customers in 1965. Sons Joey and Frank proudly continue their family traditions, making sausage, soups and sauces from scratch and drawing a devoted, all-ages clientele. Highlights of the menu include bruschetta, seafood pastas, chicken and veal piccata, and thick- or thin-crust pizzas with either traditional or trendy toppings. Located in Point Loma, The Venetian’s friendly service and “Cheers” style vibe make it a favorite destination for date night, happy hour, dinner with friends or family celebrations. Seating includes the lively bar and patio (great for families and larger parties); comfy booths and banquettes; and a private wine cellar that can be reserved for parties of up to 16. Dinner nightly; lunch Monday-Friday; Sunday brunch; full bar.
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English first
San Diego, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This would have been a three circle; but the noise was so bad that we could not carry on a conversation without leaning in and almost reading lips. There were four of us at a table in the second room. We could barely hear the person next to us; we could not hear the person across from us. The food... More 

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65 reviews 65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I dined at the Venetian with friends and co-workers on a recommendation. It was a great recommendation! The food was excellent, I had the traditional Veal Marsala. The service was impeccable. The wait staff was very accommodating as our party arrived at different times and some had young children who were hungry! I highly recommend this restaurant for Italian cuisine.... More 

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Auburn, IN
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Found the restaurant on Open Table. A very nice evening, would return if back in the area again. Food was above average Italian fare.

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79 reviews 79 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Hard to imagine, but it is difficult to find a classic linguine a la vongole, or pasta with white clam sauce. You can find that dish and other simple italian food at this restaurant in Point Loma. Service was a little disrupted by multiple servers who appear young and inexperienced. The room is very loud, which is puzzling since there... More 

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San Diego
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I do a lot of reviews and I am usually pretty generous with my ratings and very rarely have I had to write a review such as this. We have been going here for years. We have eaten at the restaurant, gotten delivery and take out. Their food has always been excellent. We ordered our pizza and were told about... More 

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Woodbury, Minnesota, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The food here is as good as it has ever been. I grew up eating Venetian pizza, and the incredible taste hasn't changed in over 30 years! Outstanding food and friendly staff.

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San Diego, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

If you enjoy fine Italian cooking with palate pleasing taste and freshness, may I suggest a visit to The Venetian Restaurant. Well known and frequented by local's, this establishment is worth visiting while staying in San Diego. The Pizzas are P-E-R-F-E-C-T!! The blend of sauce, seasonings and varied toppings and cheeses make for great dining in or take home experience!... More 

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San Diego, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

If you're in the neighborhood of Point Loma, don't miss The Venetian. Their pizza is the best around, but their entrees are fabulous as well. It's a locals spot because the food is always great and the prices are so reasonable.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

My family has been going to the Venetian since we moved to California in 1969. It is a tradition when all of us get together to have a great meal at Vince's, which is what we have always called it due to Vince who started the restaurant that his sons now own. I love this restaurant and will continue to... More 

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Gulfport, Mississippi
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

We happened upon this restaurant in a part of Point Loma we hadn't discovered before. The tomato, mozzarella and basil appetizer was good, I like my tomatoes more ripe but it is January and they are out of season so, not something the restaurant controls : ) My friends had calamari and didn't care for it. They said it was... More 

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Additional Information about The Venetian

Address: 3663 Voltaire St, San Diego, CA 92106
Phone Number: 6192238197
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Point Loma
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 22
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pizza & Pasta, Sandwiches

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